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

    Lublin in Poland and it’s foggy.

  2. 4352

    Bucharest, Romania. It’s quite cloudy here

  3. 8703

    i live in Beyrouth, Lebanon :)
    weather is kind of weird these days, its sunny and windy today :):)

  4. 13054

    sunny day here at madrid…
    enojy life

  5. 17405

    Debrecen, Hungary

    Weather right now: a bit cloudy, a little bit foggy, but otherwise the sun is shining brightly, and finally the snow stopped falling

  6. 21756

    Im in Germany too.

    and there`s no snow. no sun. no fun.

    only rain and cold wind.

    … hey only 800 comments left :D

  7. 26107

    R.Bhavesh, India
    its dry and a bit hot day today.

  8. 30458

    waves from Lisbon and it’s sunny and warm

  9. 34809

    Checking in from Mechelen, Belgium.

    Weather is dull as always this time of year.. Feels like I haven’t seen the sun in months (probably closer to days though..).

  10. 39160

    Cádiz, Spain
    sunny 59°F (17ºC)

  11. 43511

    ehm hello.

    cloudy here in holland…

  12. 47862

    I’m in Donegal, Ireland.
    Its overcast but dry, thats right its not raining!

  13. 52213

    Hello from Limoges, France.
    It’s too sunny today.

  14. 56564

    Alejandro Castells

    February 24, 2009 2:53 am

    Buenos Aires, Argentina. Clear blue sky. Fresh morning and about 18 cº and it seems we’ll have very promising afternoon.

  15. 60915

    Oradea, Romania.. 30 to 40 cm of snow. freaking cold.

  16. 65266

    Hello from Latvia, it’s hot as hell

  17. 69617

    Amsterdam, Netherlands, grey clouds in a dull sky.

  18. 73968

    Bratislava, Slovakia, cloudy and it is quite cold here.

  19. 78319

    Almere – The Netherlands

    It’s quite cloudy, not that rainy though.

  20. 82670

    I am in Fort Worth, Texas and it is chilly outside,…better go get a spoon!

  21. 87021

    It’s sunny in my head :)

  22. 91372

    Ahmed El.Hussaini

    February 24, 2009 2:54 am

    I live in Alexandria, Egypt and it’s a beautiful sunny day today.

  23. 95723

    Here in Milan (Italy) it’s sunny ;)

  24. 100074

    Hello, I’m from Sabadell, Barcelona (España).
    The sun shines in the sky!!!!

  25. 104425

    Madrid, Spain

    quite sunny and bright.

  26. 108776

    Hello i’m from Encarnacion, Paraguay, It is a rainy day..

  27. 113127

    Hello from Klaipėda, Lithuania
    It’s cold outside and snowing ;)

  28. 117478

    Hello from Strasbourg, France ! Foggy day…

  29. 121829

    Hello, I`m from Frankfurt Main Germany and it`s cloudy.
    But a awsome day!! :)

  30. 126180

    Cases of snow blindness have been reported here in Surahammar, Sweden

  31. 130531

    I’m from paris with a cold and cloudy weather

  32. 134882


    I’m living in Paris … It’s cloudy here !

  33. 139233

    Good luck for your challenge :)
    I’m writing from France and it is cloudy

  34. 143584

    Shenzhen China, wow~~ it’s sunny outside!

  35. 147935

    Warsaw, Poland, 0 deg C… this winter sucks!:) Used to be -2 to -8, with sun all day long, but right now it’s all cloudy and the snow is turning into water :(

  36. 152286

    Rural Cheshire, in England – the morning mist has cleared, but the sky is still grey and dismal.

  37. 156637

    Hi from London… It’s looking a little cloudy with some misty rain at the moment!

  38. 160988

    I’m from Slovenia and it’s cloudy… :)

  39. 165339

    I live and work in Duabi UAE
    its sunny outside and the weather is nice.

  40. 169690

    Hello World!
    greetings from Slovenia, Europe!

    Still a bit cloudy here, and nippy, but not to bad!

  41. 174041

    Chris here from Augsburg, Germany.

    Weather is switching from snow to rain right now :(

  42. 178392

    Hi there,
    Quite cloudy here in Paris…

  43. 182743

    England, London.
    Overcast and windy.

  44. 187094

    i´m from La Plata, Argentina, and its a hot sunny day!

  45. 191445

    Aarhus, Denmark.

    Sunny outside, around 2 degrees. Niiiiice :P

  46. 195796

    here in würzburg (bavaria, germany) it’s cloudy and cold… :)

  47. 200147

    From Sweden, Borlänge and it’s cloudy! :/

  48. 204498

    Hamburg, Germany.
    Unbelievable, but sunny!

  49. 208849

    Hi there,

    I’m from Malaysia and it is raining out here.

  50. 213200

    Greets from southern Germany!
    Weather ain’t fine here…. it’s cloudy and wet outside but it begins to dry….


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