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 Link

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? Link

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!

Footnotes Link

  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

    I’m in Lawrence, KS USA and the weather outside is a sunny 45 degrees with a slight breeze :)

  2. 2

    Great contest. 5,000 is a whole lot of comments though.

  3. 3

    Atlanta, GA in the USA
    its cold outside, but sunny with blue skies. summer time can’t get here soon enough.

  4. 4

    Bournemouth, Dorset, England
    And no, it’s not in London
    Too dark too see but probably cloudy

  5. 5

    Hello, Toulon France and it’s Sunny :)

  6. 6

    Fort Worth, TX in the USA. It’s sunny and in the fifties.

  7. 7

    Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Cold with a chance of meatballs.

  8. 8

    Wijchen, the Netherlands, bit rainy and DARK!

  9. 9

    I’m in Toronto, Canada and it’s sunny but cooold…

  10. 10

    Calgary, AB Canada.. The weather sucks! — It’s snowing!

  11. 11

    Gierle, Antwerp, Belgium
    Rainy, miserable, cold,…

  12. 12

    Beautiful, sunny and 10C here in Vancouver, Canada :-)

  13. 13

    Napkor, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megye, Hungary

    It’s snowing out there! ;)

  14. 14

    I’m in Wormer, Netherlands and the weather outside is cloudy and cold for in the Netherlands

  15. 15

    The mouse and headphones look cool! San Diego, 57degrees, sunny.

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  17. 17

    Paris douzième, nuit fraiche.

  18. 18

    1. United States of America – Reno, Nevada
    2. Rainy but 53°…

    Here’s to hoping!!! :D

    Forgot to mention that I saw the title of the article in my RSS reader and just had to give it a shot. How sad is it that this is my first time trying my hand at a contest on here?!?!

  19. 19

    Detroit, Michigan.

    We had our snow, now it’s just a bleak depressing grey.

  20. 20

    Calgary / Alberta, Canada

    Snowing and -9 :D

  21. 21

    I’m in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – and it’s bitterly cold!

  22. 22

    Hello, my name is Thomas – I’m a fifteen-year-old “web-designer” with currently no further education than self-education, from Norway. Today, it’s snowy outside with at least 30 centimeters of snow. Pretty cold, minus 6 degrees Celsius.

  23. 23

    Hello from Slovenia, Idrija
    It’s cloudy outside … and cold

  24. 24

    Bielefeld, Germany! It’s rainy! And cold!
    5000, wow!

  25. 25

    Not gonna win (again), I’m sure… but like supporting causes.
    Cloudy as usual, Bogotá – Colombia

  26. 26

    Chicago is somewhat thawing after a snow storm this past weekend

  27. 27

    Wonderful SM. I always love your contests. Hope to win this time.

    I am in Dallas, Texas, USA. The weather is chilly outside, with the Sun shining, but still cold. It’s 60 degrees(F).

  28. 28

    in munich (bavaria, germany) the wheater is cold and there’s a lot of wet snow

  29. 29

    I’m in Haarlem, Netherlands (near Amsterdam) it’s night out, dry weather and quite cold.

  30. 30

    Patrik Mårtensson

    February 23, 2009 12:04 pm

    Sweden, Söderhamn
    -1 c, 21:04 and cloudy

  31. 31

    Juan Carlos Rendon

    February 23, 2009 12:04 pm

    Cuernavaca, Mexico

  32. 32

    I’m in Euless Texas, and the weather it nice and sunny, with a few fluffy clouds.

  33. 33

    fremont,ca — at work
    rainy days and mondays always hoping to win at smashingmagazine!!!

  34. 34

    Assen, Netherlands
    Cloudy and a bit wet

  35. 35

    Location: USA, Moss
    Weather: Sunny and 37°F

  36. 36

    Hello from Belgrade, Serbia. It’s snowy a bit.

  37. 37

    bandung, indonesia .. eerr it seems rainy :D

  38. 38

    Sacramento, California
    It is rainy and we need it!

  39. 39

    I’m from Reutlingen Germany, and right now its mostly dark with a forecast of no stars.

  40. 40

    Minneapolis Web Design Company

    February 23, 2009 12:06 pm

    How much do I love Smashing Magazine? Let me count the ways…

    Minneapolis, Minnesota. 19 degrees F. Sunny but COLD!

  41. 41

    I’m in New Zealand. Way better than Old Zealand, although it is raining. No forest fires here.

  42. 42

    USA, Austin, TX
    Sunny and 67

  43. 43

    I’m in Congleton, Cheshire, UK. And it’s not rainy, wich is nice ! But it’s dark so no one can enjoy the sun…

  44. 44

    Catania, Sicily (Italy).
    It’s cold… but hey, it’s carnival i should go out :P

  45. 45

    I am in Indianapolis, IN and the weather is sunny but very cold.

  46. 46

    Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    It is snowy and cold outside, but the sun is coming out. Hopefully it will warm up some. I don’t like cold weather so much, it’s not really my thing.

    Are we allowed to comment more than once?

  47. 47

    Williamstown, NJ mostly sunny windy and 34 F

  48. 48

    Burnsville, MN and the weather is COLD! | 20°F (Feels Like 9°F) and yet it is Sunny out. That is tropical MN for ya.

  49. 49

    Cold enough here in Paris :)

  50. 50

    I’m in Nashville, TN USA, Currently cold but sunny :)


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