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

    Roermond, Netherlands, Dutch wether, it’s raining

  2. 8952

    It’s foggy this early Friday morning in Portland, Oregon…its was snowing yesterday!

  3. 17903

    Just wanted to let you guys know, I love this website and will keep coming back for more. I’m keen on that videocard too, so let’s hook me up as a winner :-D

  4. 26854

    It’s tropical weather here in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia either rainny or sunny, but it’s cloudy today!

  5. 35805

    I live in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Near Cape Town. The weather is sunny (30 degrees Celsius) and no clouds. Perfect.

  6. 44756

    and i was thinking 5000 commets are a lot… you got 8000 cand counting.

  7. 53707

    Plymouth, NH, USA. It’s wet out with lots of snow on the ground, but getting warmer!

  8. 62658

    Bucharest, Romania
    – Sunny but cold as hell!

  9. 71609

    hi i’m Jascha from Germany KA
    it’s very cloudy and cold…

  10. 80560

    Shawn Sandy Miami Florida Sunny sunnier if I win something ;)

  11. 89511

    It’s Valeen from Connecticut… and we are in for rain, snow, slush, wind… a typical New England day! Make it stop!!! :)

  12. 98462

    I live in Tübingen, Germany – the weather is, well, cloudy, sometimes sunny…

  13. 107413

    Louisville, Kentucky
    The weather is 53 degrees and rainy.

  14. 116364

    here in salerno is sunny but cold!

    have fun!

  15. 125315

    liege, belgium
    With some typical cold belgium wether, it’s around 10degree celcius.

  16. 134266

    Mostly Cloudy

  17. 143217

    Hi all

    Greatings from The Netherlands, Utrecht.
    The weather today: rainy (for the past few days)

  18. 152168

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Currently sunny and +4c degrees!

  19. 161119

    whats up ppl…
    Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
    The weather is cold: -28oC (without wind chill factor)

  20. 170070

    Jessica Wieberdink

    February 27, 2009 6:12 am

    Hi guys, I’m in Oss (The Netherlands) right now browsing Smashing Magazine for inspiration,
    on a cloudy miserable friday afternoon. When is the spring finally coming?

  21. 179021

    Am in Amman Jordan, and its really rainy outside today

  22. 187972

    Molde, Norway.
    It’s snowing and it’s -2C outside.
    The fjords are icecold and lakes are icy.

  23. 196923

    Germany, Dortmund.

    unfortunately rainy, cold and melancholy.

  24. 205874

    I’m in Ukraine, Kharkiv.

    There is sunny, and snow melts! So spring mood!

  25. 214825

    Sunny and warm 63 f in St Augustine, Florida USA

  26. 223776

    In Bangalore, India. Sunny and running around with water…

  27. 232727

    I’m in Montreal, Canada…and it’s cloudy and windy today !!

  28. 241678

    Bærum, Norway.
    Around one degree celcius and heavy snow and wind.

  29. 250629

    Le Roi de la Capote

    February 27, 2009 6:43 am

    Paris, France.
    It’s cold outside, 11.7°C. Smoggy, grey and unhappy weather.

  30. 259580

    Latvia, Riga

    There is mild fog and drizzling rain outside.


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