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

    Zlin, Czech Republic – lot of snow and still rising

  2. 4252

    I’m in Uppsala, Sweden.
    The day is partly cloudy, but the entire city is covered in snow =p

  3. 8503

    I’m in Brunswick, Germany.
    It’s cloudy and 2°Celsius.

  4. 12754

    Belgium – Châtelineau
    Cloudy grey but no rain drop

  5. 17005

    I’m from Indonesia, Bandung.
    It’s rainy here !!

  6. 21256

    Alexander McIntosh

    February 24, 2009 2:32 am

    Hi!! I am in England and the weather here cannot make up its mind!

    Within the past month we’ve had, really hot days, snow, torrential rain and fog!

    But right now things are calming down, the sky is clear but no sight of the sun :P

  7. 25507

    I’m in Turin, Italy, and here the weather is sunny but a little bit foggy :)

  8. 29758

    europe, holland, almere,

    wheater is … cloudy and rainy.

  9. 34009

    Benjamin Alijagić

    February 24, 2009 2:32 am

    Croatia, Lovran. It’s sunny. :D

  10. 38260

    I’m in Bayreuth/Bavaria, Germany. It’s just cloudy and rather warm – nearly 1°C today.

  11. 42511

    I’m located in Switzerland, Winterthur. It’s quite cloudy, but not that cold anymore…

  12. 46762

    I’m from Italy, and here it’s sunny :)

  13. 51013

    Paslek, Poland
    Cloudy, snow is melting… something around 2°C

  14. 55264

    Erlangen, Germany.
    Snow and rain, 1°C

  15. 59515

    Nice action :-)
    why is it important to reach 5000 comments? ad reasons?
    anyway smashmag rulez. used tips since the outstanding css technique post.

  16. 63766

    I’m from India, New Delhi.
    Weather is sunny.

  17. 68017

    I am from Germany, Gelsenkirchen. I love to read your articles.

    It’s rainy outside

  18. 72268

    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Partly cloudy, 6°C: some low, misty cloud over the hills.

  19. 76519


    I am in Dobrich, Bulgaria and the weather is rainy and cloudy … :)

  20. 80770

    Sydney, Australia. Hot and muggy today…

  21. 85021

    Sydney, hot, humid, cloudy,night time and is probably about to rain

  22. 89272

    queenstown, new zealand.
    well, it is dark outside so i would say dark

  23. 93523

    Love this site, its one of my must check everyday sites!!

    Grimsby UK – Drizzle and Fog :(

  24. 97774

    I am sitting in the office in Sandvika, Norway and it is cloudy and a lot of snow -2°C,
    good for skiing in other words.

  25. 102025

    Dortmund, Germany
    Cloudy, about 5° I would estimate, but too lazy to look the weather up.

  26. 106276

    From Johannesburg, South Africa — sunny and cloudy — with rain coming and going as nature pleases
    — later days

  27. 110527

    Newquay Cornwall UK
    Foggy but the surf is still good 4ft and clean!!

  28. 114778

    I’m from Lünen germany near Dortmund.
    The weather is ugly outside. Would like to sit at home on the sofa and drink a cup of tea.

  29. 119029

    Sander van de Staay

    February 24, 2009 2:36 am

    The Netherlands
    the weather is bit cloudy, but no rain, and it’s about 7°C!

  30. 123280

    Bedford/England… and its overcast and a bit miserable. (But I have tea! … how british. :P )

  31. 127531

    the Netherlands, Purmerend (nearby Amsterdam)
    The weather is rainy and the sky is gray :(

  32. 131782

    Bensheim, Germany. Cold and many clouds

  33. 136033

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Overcast and -14°C

  34. 140284

    I’m from Treviso (Italy). Cold but sunny day here :)

  35. 144535

    Málaga, Spain. Coast of the Sun…sunny day again, 20 degrees celcius, humidity 70% and no wind . It’s a great day.

  36. 148786

    London, Uk is having a grey and misty mid-morning.

    :: ed

  37. 153037

    Commenting from Edinburgh, Scotland where outside the window the sun is shining on a fairly mild spring day. Inside the weather is the same as always.

  38. 157288

    I’m from Singapore.
    Its a rainy day outside.

  39. 161539

    Bucharest, Romania – A bit cloudy, around 4C.

    Fantastic idea !

  40. 165790

    the sun is shinging here in Algeria

  41. 170041

    shandong, People’s republic of china
    Mostly clowdy, 2°C

  42. 174292

    I’m in Helsinki, Finland. It’s pretty cloudy here. Not so cold today, -3c.

  43. 178543

    Hello to you from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    It’s 5 degrees Celsius, grey and it might rain today,
    but I’m sure it’s a couple of degrees warmer in the red light district!

  44. 182794

    I am in Coimbra, Portugal and is a sunny day with 15º.

  45. 187045

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    5° C and cloudy

  46. 191296

    I’ve been in Berlin the last 2 years, now Italy.
    Now i’m back in the old pasta, mamma, mandolino, mafia, pope, lazyness country.
    Nothing seems to work. Exept weather as usual….great sun reeeeeaaally often.
    Torino. Sunny again.

  47. 195547

    United Kingdom – London
    In London today its cloudy, around about 9°C with a chilling North Westerly Wind!

  48. 199798

    Thessaloniki, Greece. Sun shines !

  49. 204049

    Sunny on Rome. I love Smashing Magazine °_° /

  50. 208300

    In Melbourne, Australia and right now, it’s dark out (night time) and cool.


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