Hardware Giveaway: 5,000 Comments Challenge!


Update (27/02): we received 9000 comments – we hit the 5,000 mark! And the winners are: 1) graphic card goes to Joshua Lawson (#5533) from Sewell, NJ; 2) the mouse goes to Gareth (#5651) from Cape Town, South Africa; 3) the headphones go to Catalin (#8598) from Bucharest, Romania. Congratulations! All winners have already been contacted.

If you didn’t win, it may make sense for you to subscribe to our RSS-feed1, more giveaways are coming! Thank you for participation!

Why should you get gifts only on Christmas and your birthday? We at Smashing Magazine love to give away things all year long. This time, you have a chance to get some really cool hardware.

Taking part in this giveaway is easy… well, maybe not that easy. We’re keen on seeing a lot of comments and want to see at least 5,000 comments in this post, so spread the word and help us get to 5,000 or more comments and then win one of the smashing prizes below.

The 5,000 comment challenge is important, folks. If we don’t reach that goal, then the prizes get torched. Okay, they don’t get torched, but the giveaway only kicks in after 5000 comments. It is not a random, unrealistic figure either; we got 3,800 comments in our recent books giveaway2.

Prizes You Can Win

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X23, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory 2 x 256-bit memory interface, 2.4 teraFLOPS of GPU power and 1600 stream processing units.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X24

Sennheiser PXC 3505, a high-end travel headphone, with active noise compensation and a set for active attenuation of ambient noise.

Sennheiser PXC 3506

Microsoft Arc Mouse Black7, an ergonomic laser mouse with customizable buttons that folds to 60% of its fully expanded size; for both left-handers and right-handers.

Microsoft Arc Mouse Black8

How Do I Participate?

To participate, just leave a comment and tell us:

  • Where in the world are you currently located (country and city), and
  • How is the weather outside? Rainy? Sunny? Foggy?

The giveaway lasts until Friday, February 27th. The three winners will be selected randomly. Good luck, folks, and please spread the word!


  1. 1 http://rss1.smashingmagazine.com/feed/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/08/books-giveaway-comment-and-win-2/
  3. 3 http://www.testfreaks.com/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-4870/
  4. 4 http://www.testfreaks.com/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-4870/
  5. 5 http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_travel-line_500371
  6. 6 http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_travel-line_500371
  7. 7 http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=112
  8. 8 http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=112

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  1. 1

    New Zealand.

    It’s warm and sunny right now, but the forecast says it might rain later, which sucks BTW.

  2. 52

    I am in Junction City, Kansas and it is a nice 49F.

    Cheers, TJ

  3. 103

    im in Venezuela, its sunny right now, but it has rain a fair amount of times…

  4. 154

    Tecumseh, Ontario
    VERY sunny, but -4*C

  5. 205

    Yay for SM!

    Do you win something if you are the 5,000th commenter?

  6. 256

    Hi all..
    I am in Sunny San Diego and it is 72 degrees.

    Love that mouse!

  7. 307

    Greensboro, NC here, and according to my weather widget it’s 38 degrees F with a high of 42!

  8. 358

    Mohammed Ali EL AMRANI

    February 23, 2009 12:08 pm

    mohammed ali from Morroco
    it’s sunny day

  9. 409

    Brooklyn ,New York,USA

    Sunny, very windy and cold.

  10. 460

    lets get away from the weather, tweet tweet, lets get some momentum behind this post

  11. 511

    Only need another 4953.. seems like a bit of a push.

  12. 562

    Charlottesville, VA- Cold, windy, terrible. 28 degrees.

  13. 613

    Daniele from Bari, south of Italy.
    It’s too cold for me, few degrees. Sometimes snowy.
    I’m still asking why my country it’s still cold in february…
    normally there are 20 degrees in this period. ù.ù

  14. 664

    I am from McAllen, Texas and its a nice cool day outside. A sunny day in the 70’s.

  15. 715

    I’m in Odense, Denmark and it’s currently very cold and rainy outside, as always :/

    Go Smashing Mag!

  16. 766

    I’m in Bellingham, Washington and it is 51 and cloudy.

  17. 817

    I’m commenting from Sofia, Bulgaria and its pretty sunny but the snow and the cold temperatures means I dont go out as much as I’d like to :)

  18. 868

    I’m in Richardson, TX. It’s a bit cold at 60, but the sun is out and shining! =)

  19. 919

    Pittsburgh, PA US, and it was COLD this morning! much to windy for my tastes

  20. 970

    I am in Romania, Zalau
    No sun but the snow is melting.

  21. 1021

    Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
    It’s sunny, windy and cold.

  22. 1072

    Buffalo, NY

    sunny and 21º

  23. 1123

    Mike van Hoenselaar

    February 23, 2009 12:10 pm

    I am at Eindhoven and the weather is dark atm ;-). This afternoon it was cloudy and rainy.

    Good luck with the 5000!
    Shared it here: http://twitter.com/MikevHoenselaar/status/1242077208

  24. 1174

    Atlanta, GA — cold and sunny

  25. 1225

    Volda, Norway
    ..and it’s cold and raining outside!

  26. 1276

    I’m in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It’s about 10pm and warm (about 21º C) with a fresh breeze.

    Cool prizes by the way :)

  27. 1327

    Edwin from the Netherlands, city Amersfoort, almost spring here…

  28. 1378

    Toronto, Canada with clear skies

  29. 1429

    I am in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Today is great and happy rainy day !

  30. 1480

    Timisoara, Romania, It’s snowing outside – YEY , the temperature is below zero Celsius – even though it’s not Christmas, with so many Smashing Presents it feels like it :)
    Really cool initiative guys , Congrats

  31. 1531

    Myrtle Beach, SC, USA. Cold and Sunny!

  32. 1582

    The Netherlands, Utrecht; Mostly clouded, 6C / 40F

  33. 1633

    I’m in Leeds in the UK, home of flat caps, pies, whippets, great beer and no nonsense.

    The weather is cold, dry and it’s dark at the moment.

  34. 1684

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    -10°C Snowing

  35. 1735

    Germany, Saarbruecken
    Rainy and cold

  36. 1786

    Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe, Earth

    Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

    But seriously. its cold. very very cold. and wet. so its cold and wet. wetty coldy weather.

  37. 1837

    In Marbella, Spain. The weather is… well its dark, its bloody night time. :P

  38. 1888

    Livin in Québec City, Canada
    Snowy and -5ºC

  39. 1939

    Hi all !

    Im from London England and the weather outside is drab and overcast but its warm for the time of year.

    And im eating Toad-in-the-Hole as I type this!

  40. 1990

    Presently in New York City and the weather is a chilly (but sunny) 33 degrees.

  41. 2041

    USA, Union Mills, NC
    It’s sunny and windy here now.

  42. 2092

    I’m in Enschede, The Netherlands (Europe),
    and the weather is cloudy and 7 Celsius.

  43. 2143

    Poland, Warsaw. It is cold, dark, and it might rain. It is definitely not sunny here.


  44. 2194

    i’m in houston, tx, usa
    it’s 60 outside, sunny, and not hardly a cloud in the sky. perfect.

  45. 2245

    Germany, Schwielowsee – It’s very cold and raining.

  46. 2296

    I am in Colchester, Essex (UK). Its cold with a slight drizzle outside.

  47. 2347

    From Zalau, Romania. It’s cold out there. And Robert is my room-mate :D

  48. 2398

    I’m in Santa Rosa, California, and it has been raining cats & dogs around here since last Friday the 20th…

  49. 2449

    I’m in Bogotá, Colombia.
    It’s somewhat foggy :D

  50. 2500

    Wijnjewoude, The Netherlands.
    With some typical cold dutch wether, it’s around 5 degree celcius and quite windy…


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