TechSpot 2X Giveaway: Winner announcement

By on December 8, 2009, 8:27 AM
Our latest double-packed giveaway is now over, and time to announce the first winners has finally arrived. Special thanks to everyone who participated in either contest, in total 288 TS members took part in the giveaway.

As usual we've drawn our official winners, gathered some interesting statistics, and got ready to announce upcoming prizes for our next and last giveaway before the year is over. Enter here for the results.


First, let's take a look at statistics for our picture gallery drawing, good for winning a BenQ LED Mini Projector and Aten USB KVM:

Picture gallery contest facts...

  • 255 total screens were used to show the TechSpot homepage
  • 213 were computer screens between monitors and laptops
  • 33 smartphones were used and another 9 shots came from various devices like PSPs, Nintendo DS, TVs and projectors
  • 47 members participated -- in other words, your chances weren't too bad
  • 5.42 was the average number of screens used by contestants
  • The max. number of screens were shown by Basher with 24 total, closely followed by Kibaruk (20), Drasho (19) and Puiu (16)

And the winner is... ken777!
Congratulations. Your entry with 6 PC screens was randomly selected as the winner of the BenQ LED Projector and Aten USB KVM. Please respond to our announcement email, so we can get the prize sent your way asap.


Our second giveaway consisted in commenting our daily news coverage. Remember this is a random drawing for the first of three winners. The first winner will get the chance to choose from one of these prizes: (1) ATI Radeon HD 5850 + Aten USB KVM, (2) Barebones OCZ DIY netbook, (3) OCZ Sabre programmable keyboard + Aten USB KVM.

Upon receiving a response from the first random winner, we will select a second who will choose from the remaining prizes, and so on.

News comments contest facts...

  • 3700+ news comments were made during the contest period (from both participants and non-participants)
  • 247 members signed up for the challenge
  • 9.94 was the average number of posts made by contestants
  • About 15% of participants posted over 20 comments
  • Almost 40% of users posted > 5 comments -- meaning we had a lot more participation this time than in our last giveaway

We really hope you enjoyed participating in the comments, joining your fellow TS readers weighing in on the latest tech happenings.

And the winner is... ET3D!
Congratulations. With a total of 63 comments posted during the contest (of which only 40 counted towards the drawing, as ruled), you were randomly selected as our first winner in this part of the giveaway.
Prize selected: ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics card

Second winner announcement: Congratulations buttus!
Prize selected: OCZ Barebones DIY netbook

Third winner announcement: Congratulations Chazz!
Prize: OCZ Sabre programmable keyboard + Aten USB KVM


Please respond to our announcement email, so we can get the prize you want sent your way asap.

To all the members who participated... Thank you again for making TechSpot's news coverage more interesting than ever. And specially thank you for keeping the discussion down to earth. We are grateful of having you around forming part of the TechSpot community.

Our next giveaway...

We have one more giveaway planned before the 2009 is over. Here are the prizes we have lined up so far:






User Comments: 84

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DarKSeeD DarKSeeD said:

Congrats to lucky ones. Leave the 5850 for me! Thank you

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

Congratulations ken777, I hope you enjoy you new LED (wow :) ) Projector and Aten USB KVM

lucky smuck. We better not see you here with any hardware issues :D

And to member ET3D too, congratulations

compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congrats!

treeski treeski said:

Congrats to the both of you!

yangly18 yangly18 said:

grats to the lucky winners!

fref said:

Congratulations to both winners! I'm already looking forward to the next contest! Laptops are very nice prices.

Razerblade said:

Well done you 2! I wonder who the other 2 winners will be. I'm looking forward to trying out for the next one. Any of those would be extremely nice to have! TechSpot you guys are great giving us all the chance to win some of the latest Tech!

Punkid said:

congratz to the winner

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations for you both! I hope I still make into the next couple =)

I guess my picture didn't make it =/ had 20 lab computers on screens, took me 25 mins to power them all up and start the browsers with techspot homepage on them =(

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations to both winners! I'm looking foreward to the next contest as well.

Puiu Puiu said:

Congrats all! I'm pleased to hear that 2 of the most active users were the winners.

But not all of the winner were announced yet. I'm patiently awaiting the results. ^_^

Staff
Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Congratulations for you both! I hope I still make into the next couple =)

I guess my picture didn't make it =/ had 20 lab computers on screens, took me 25 mins to power them all up and start the browsers with techspot homepage on them =(

Kiburuk, that's my bad. You and your 20 screens WERE counted for the drawing. While putting together the announcement post somehow I skipped your name (added to the max. screens stat now). This kind of mistakes are bound to happen as you will understand it was just me and excel entering contestants manually with their number of screens and then picking a random winner.

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Congrats everyone!

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Gratz to da winners!

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congrats, you guys were both pretty active members so you deserve it!

Rapidhic said:

Gratz to the winners and gratz to techspot for planing this giveaway! Keep up the good work!

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I think the participation was so high because there was a 5850 up for grabs, I know thats what I was gunning for and I'm sure a lot of other members had their eye on it as well.

yorro said:

Drats!, there goes my quick rich scheme.

levar said:

wow thats a drag xD congrats to the winners

tengeta tengeta said:

Congrats to the winners, I got myself a new server this year and I'm happy with that.

buttus said:

Congratulations to the winners of another great Techspot contest.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Wow, nice prizes you guys had! Congratulations to the winners and TS for holding another awesome giveaway!

Puiu Puiu said:

Julio said:

Kiburuk, that's my bad. You and your 20 screens WERE counted for the drawing. While putting together the announcement post somehow I skipped your name (added to the max. screens stat now). This kind of mistakes are bound to happen as you will understand it was just me and excel entering contestants manually with their number of screens and then picking a random winner.

I'm just happy my name made it in the article, even if it was by mistake.

UT66 said:

Nice job techspot, and congratulations you lucky bastards!

vangrat said:

Congrats to all of the winners, suprised only 9 shots came from alternate devices figured that number would have been higher.

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

congrats to everyone on there winning i guess i didn't try hard enough i would like to know how many posts i had thru tht contest if i could

ken777 said:

Already looking forward to the next giveaway (yes, I'm a greedy bastard!)

Flannelwarrior said:

awww, I wanted that LED projector. Gratz guys!

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Grats fellas!

lfg18 said:

It was a fun contest congratulations to the winners, now ken777 has to throw a party to show up his new projector and invites us all.

tonylukac said:

Congratulations to the lucky winners. Perhaps a variation of the contest would be for those making (the most?) forum posts. That's how I found Techspot--a Google forum search result.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That could be very very bad, with lots of spam on comments.

As it is a lot of people are only posting on the giveaways, while remaining inactive the rest of the time.

I for one reply like crazy on the topics that interest me, and the others I don't even read and sometimes post one thing another. What I find more fun is to reply comments other than just say another time "I like the post" :p

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

Perhaps a variation of the contest would be for those making (the most?) forum posts.

There you go Julio, just give me my prize now, I have been asking for a long time now :D

Hmm Post count isn't probably going to be fair

matchu said:

congratz to the winners =P 'twas a fun week.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm very happy that I won, but I didn't get the e-mail, and I tried to PM Julio, but "sent items" on my private messages shows 0, so I'm getting a little stressed out.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

And thank you guys for the congrats.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Thanks, kimsland. E-mailing now.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Ah, nevermind, found it in the spam box. It was hiding amongst other winning notifications -- all those millions of dollars I'm winning regularly.

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

The "spam" box

How disgraceful, TechSpot is not spam :D

Anyway, couldn't have gone to a nicer person, wait a minute. It could have!

Oh well, lucky duck.

Please take pics of you laughing whilst using your new hardware (when you get it) one day (in The Meeting Spot - Chat and Socialize forum)

:)

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

congratulations to ken777 & ET3D ...

nice nickname too

N-Joy to the MAXxxxx ...

cheers!

Styl said:

Congratulations ken777 & ET3D!

ken777 said:

ET3D said:

Ah, nevermind, found it in the spam box. It was hiding amongst other winning notifications -- all those millions of dollars I'm winning regularly.

haha! I use gmail and it was in my spam box too.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I can't wait to see who are in the 2nd and 3rd spot !

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

So yeah um... when are the 2nd and 3rd prizes going to be handed out? Surely ET3D you have made your choice by now (which was hopefully not the 5850 )

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Just came by to see if the other winners had been selected.

BlackIrish said:

Nope, they forgot about the other winners :p

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Just to let you know, it was a hard choice, since I've already bought a 5750 recently, but I did go for the 5850 eventually. Sorry. Couldn't resist getting a graphics card twice as fast as what I have.

BTW, nice prizes for the next competition. Are winners of this one disqualified from winning again?

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