Archives

Any Lucky Moshi Alarm Clock

moshi3Any Lucky Day is a website that constantly holds giveaways. It’s a great way for companies to get some advertising for their products, I’m sure the giveaway website gets a nice kickback from the traffic that it sends to the product sites and most importantly of all… YOU can win some really cool stuff! All that is generally required is to leave a comment in the comments section for the post that you would like to win (as long as it is still active/open). Well, this finally paid off for me and I won a Moshi Voice Control Travel Alarm Clock.

The package arrived this weekend though I haven’t had a chance to crack it open until today. My first impression is that it is a lot smaller than I though it would be. I suppose this makes sense as it is a “travel alarm clock” and you wouldn’t want to carry around a large bulky alarm clock on the road. The packaging is very nice and sleek, somewhat Apple-ish. Inside there is basically the clock and an instruction manual. I peeled the clear cover off the faceplate and flipped the unit over to reveal the battery compartment. It was easy to open and I put in the 3 required AAA batteries.

Taking It For A Spin

I pushed the IVR button. The alarm clock prompted me for a command to which I responded, “set time.” The clock then asked for the current time. I replied and then the clock confirmed that it had set the time for the exact time I had requested. SWEET! This is really cool. I then asked for the time again to which it replied. I tried asking for the temperature and it responded perfectly. Whenever the clock is activated the backlit display turns on a very bright blue making it eas to read. Plus for such a small clock the numbers for the time are surprisingly large, which should make it easier for those of us who wear glasses to read the thing in the middle of the night.

Conclusion

I would very much recommend this product if you are a traveler. It doesn’t have a radio, but I’m sure most techies out there have a dedicated MP3 player of some flavor. It would be nice to wake up to tunes as I am accustomed to, but the IVR voice recognition technology is really cool. Not only that but Moshi has a larger, at-home version that looks very nice. They don’t have any version which allow you to listen to music yet (i.e. music files, player dock or radio), but they do say they are working on one. I can’t wait!

Thank You, Glue Genie!

My New Book - JavaScriptI just won a new book! And it was really easy. I’m a user of Adaptive Blue’s Glue, a FireFox Add-On that does some really nice stuff to help you tag and organize stuff you find and like on the web. They also have a “Glue Genie” on Twitter (http://twitter.com/glue_genie) that runs some fun games that are very easy to play. You just run around the web tagging stuff and adding some really simple comments. Then if you are lucky the Glue Genie may just grant you your wish and give you something. So head over to http://twitter.com/glue_genie and start playing to get your free stuff.

I recently won and so I wanted to give a shout out to the Glue Genie and a HUGE THANKS! What did I win? A very nice O’Reilly book: JavaScript, The Definitive Guide.

Get A FREE Subscription To Oracle Magazine

I have personally subscribed to this magazine for many years… probably since Oracle started publishing it. I can attest that if you are working with any Oracle products this is an extremely valuable resource. Not to mention FREE! I’ve never paid for this magazine and yet it provides some of the best product tips you can get and usually using the latest, cutting-edge versions of their products.

Published bimonthly and distributed to more than 550,000 of the top IT managers, database administrators, and developers.

Oracle Magazine contains technology strategy articles, sample code, tips, Oracle and partner news, how to articles for developers and DBAs, and more. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s largest enterprise software company.

For more information about Oracle, please visit their Web site at http://www.oracle.com. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Click here to get your FREE subscription now!

Firefox 3 T-Shirt Design Contest

Design The Official Firefox 3 T-Shirt!Do you have mad ninja designing skillz? Do you love the Firefox web browser (who doesn’t)? Well, now is your chance to win some cool cash and prizes plus worldwide recognition! The Mozilla Store is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest for the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Firefox 3 browser. If chosen, your design will be represented on the official Firefox 3 t-shirt during the release. So what can you win? Here are the prizes.


1st Place Winner:

  • Worldwide recognition for designing the official Firefox 3 T-Shirt featured in the Mozilla Store.
  • A free Firefox 3 T-Shirt to show off your winning design.
  • $250 gift voucher to Amazon.com.

4 runners up:

  • A free Firefox 3 T-Shirt with the winning design.
  • A $50 gift voucher to Amazon.com.

Win $3,000 Or An Xbox!

Safe and Secure Sweepstakes

ZoneAlarm is hosting the Safe and Secure Sweepstakes where you can win some pretty decent prizes. It is quick and harmless to enter; all you have to give them is your name and email address. The prizes include:

  1. $3,000 Visa® Gift Card
  2. Xbox® & $600 Visa® Gift Card
  3. $50 Visa® Gift Card

Plus they have a pretty fun space invaders game there that you can play. Head over to www.zonealarm.com/sweeps to enter (and play).

Agile Blogger Forums… Where Bloggers Meet

If you are into blogging then you know that it can sometimes be a lonely world. Boy, that sounded like an E-Harmony advertisement. Anyway, it’s cool to have some place that you can go and ask questions from other people that are into blogging. Agile Blogger Forums is just such a place. They boards for newbie blogging questions, blog design, blog reviews, blog monetization, social networking, search engine optimization and quite a few more. Basically, if you are blogging then there are topics there that should interest you.

Need more convincing? Well, they are running a $50 giveaway contest just for signing up on the forums and writing a short review… like this one!

Win A $3000 Shopping Spree From Best Buy

Casio and Best Buy are sponsoring the Show Us Your Digs! video sweepstakes where you could stand to win a $3000 gift card and more. To enter you need to create a video that is two minutes or less and show off your crib’s technology. There are four different categories that you can enter in:

  1. Dream Crib: The crib that everyone would love to have. You use the latest in technology and show it off with pride.
  2. Collectors Crib: Are you the envy of all your friends? Show us your collection of videos, CDs or video games.
  3. Budget Crib: You know your crib is awesome…even if you are on a budget. Show us how you make use of technology on a tight budget.
  4. High-Tech Crib: Filled with high-tech gadgets ranging from plasma televisions to sound systems, your crib is overloaded with technology.

After creating your video just go to www.youtube.com/casiousa and upload to enter. Are there any other prizes you could win? Of course! Here is a listing:

  1. FOUR (4) GRAND PRIZES (one (1) Grand Prize per Category): A $3,000 Best Buy Gift Card and a Casio EX-V8 digital camera with case and 4 GB SD card. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,400 each.
  2. EIGHT (8) FIRST PRIZES (two (2) First Prizes per Category): A $500 Best Buy Gift Card and a Casio EX-S880 digital camera with case and 2 GB SD card. ARV: $800 each.
  3. TWENTY (20) SECOND PRIZES (five (5) Second Prizes per Category): A Casio EX-Z77 digital camera with Case and a 1 GB SD card. ARV: $220 each.

You have until the end of 2007 to enter so get out your cam and start showing off your digs!

Still Time To Win a FREE iMac

Win This iMacI wrote a little while back about a guy named Mike (Stay At Home Dad, Geek Style) who is running the Stay At Home Dad iMac Give-Away. Up for grabs is a brand new, unopened 20″ Apple iMac. It has a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1 GB of memory, a 250 GB hard drive, an 8x SuperDrive (which is Apple-speak for DVD burner), and a (pretty sexy) 20″ glossy display. It comes with a mouse and keyboard, and is really an awesome set-up. Apple’s new OS X (Leopard) just came out so if you snagged this little beauty it’d be all ready to go for an OS update. The contest ends at 11:59 PM on October 31 (I am assuming EST time) so hurry up and get your entries in!