Not to be outdone by Zipcar, Hertz recently launched Connect by Hertz, a car sharing service. In order to stay hip, they’ve started renting out electric cars like the wee Smart fourtwo and they want to send you and your SO on a wild ride through the streets of New York. First, and this is the bad part, you have to be an NYC resident and you have to have a driver’s license. Here’s… → Read More
Do you like fun? Do you like chess? Do you like being alone? Well, ThinkFun has the chess game for you. Called Solitaire Chess, the game is a cross between a puzzle and standard chess. How it Works • Each game begins with the pieces set on the board in specific positions. Challenges range from Easy to Expert levels. • Pieces move as in regular Chess. • Every move must be a capture. • When… → Read More
Good morning! Hope all is well. I’m sitting on the couch eating fake food from my daughter’s new plastic kitchen and my son is playing with a “Darda Power Loop Pyramid,” a completely mechanical race set that throws two light model cars through multiple loops. It’s actually very cool. I got a pasta maker and my wife made me labels for the wine I make. As far as I can… → Read More
This would be one of those “once in a lifetime” opportunities. Nikon has announced a contest that will allow an aspiring photographer to go on an exclusive photo excursion with a National Geographic photographer. Apparently they’ll also throw in a D7000 in order to make sure you’re ready to take some great pictures. → Read More
Our buddy Peter at J-List doesn’t have a lot of Yule Logs or mistletoe in Tokyo but he does have some Japanese goodies for you and yours. He’s offering one of the following prizes to one lucky commenter which, in theory, could reduce your overall shopping list by a few percent. Below you’ll five five items. Check them out and report back to me. First up: Itazura Cat Coin Bank A… → Read More
Today is the final day of our Festivus contest and it’s a doozy. This is a secret word hunt that we’ll run all day. At the end of some of our posts, you’ll find an all caps word written where it has no place being. This is one of the Festivus miracles. Write it down. You will find eight words or short phrases in total. → Read More
You’ve stuck by us all this time and that $500 prize from Wishpond is one step closer! Judging from the lackluster response so far, clearly people don’t want free money which means there’s a very good chance of winning this thing if you enter. Today’s request is to comment below describing three of your favorite CrunchGear posts from the past year. Simply paste the links… → Read More
You’ve completed your Festivus pole and you’ve finished your airing of grievances. Now it’s time for Festivus Dinner. What will we be doing today? Well, this is a bit different. You’re going to tell us your favorite recipe in comments below and, in addition to joining in the Festivus $500 contest you can win a Festivus shirt from 80stees. → Read More
Our friends at Wishpond are offering $500 to the winner of this week’s super contest that you can win just by surfing the Internet. That’s right! Five hundred clams just for doing what you do every day anyway.
First, the Wishpond spiel:
Wishpond is a platform that powers a local product search engine and iPhone app.
As a consumer you can find what you want at both big-box retailers and small… → Read More
I remember, back in the old days, there wasn’t much on TV during family holiday dinners and we wished we could play Nintendo. We’d go out to my Uncle’s house in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio and we’d watch whatever was on their old CRT – maybe the Yule log on QVC or the same old holiday specials over and over, and we’d dream about playing the NES on that big old box. But we couldn’t. It was too much… → Read More
It’s important to accessorize! That’s why I wear the “private” bone of a racoon around my neck on a leather cord and that’s why you need one of two Swatch New Gent Watches. How do you win? I’d hoped you’d know all about this by now. → Read More
Cafepress just launched a line of customizable slide-on cases for the iPhone 4 and they want to give you one of 100 customized cases (albeit customized with the CrunchGear logo, which what we in the jourotainment biz like to call a “bonus”). The cases cost $19.99 at CafePress and feature a hard shell, two-piece design that will protect the iPhone 4 from scratches and dings. You can design your… → Read More
We received almost 500 comments on our Fuze iPad contest last weekend and I just got through them all. I’ve picked a few excellent runners-up as well as one winner. Read on to find out who gets the iPad! Here are the runners-up, organized by subject: → Read More
Are you tired of tilting your head to read your phone? Does your grip fail you during the fourth or fifth episode of a Battlestar Galactica marathon? Do you like things made out of metal?
My friend. Special deal for you. In exchange for click, I give you metal smartphone coaster. USA only, sorry world! → Read More
For a while I was on a very interesting list that allowed me to indulge myself, as it were, with various devices designed to extract pleasure from the human animal. However, this one takes the cake.
It is, in short, a vibrator shaped like our current president. → Read More
What could be better on a fine morning like this than an Epson WorkForce 635 all-in-one printer. This printer does it all, including scan, fax, print, and solve many of the world’s pressing problems including global warming, Mideast Peace, and how to get the fine hairs of a Jack Russell’s fur out of a wool coat.
Take your productivity to new heights with the WorkForce 635, the all-in-one that… → Read More
Hardee’s is apparently turning 50 this month (they have a Facebook page saying as much) and they want you to know they like you even if you may consider their food beneath your delicate palate. However, knowing our readership would never turn their nose up at free Country Fried Steak and Gravy Sandwich Smorgasbord for 20, I’ve decided to abandon our traditional locavore tendencies and stoop to… → Read More
Are any of you intending to rock? Well then I salute you and offer one of two You Rock Guitars from InspiredInstruments. This $199 git-fiddle is actually a MIDI guitar that connects with either the Wii or the PS3 and can be used to play games like Guitar Hero, Band Hero, Rock Band, Klezmer Hero, and Konami’s upcoming Big Band Hero featuring a 28 piece orchestra for you and your friends. You… → Read More
Bored? Don’t have anything to play when you hit the old WC at work? Why not win a free copy of Blaze: Fire Puzzle from Handmark. I have 15 copies to give away, 8 to folks who tweet me with the hashtag #blazeon (don’t forget to follow me so I can DM you if you win) and 7 to commenters who comment below. You can enter both ways but you’ll only win once. I’ll send the codes… → Read More
In honor of the launch of ioSafe’s new SoloPRO rugged fireproof/waterproof hard drive I present to you the “Win a 1TB Hard Drive Plus Nirvana Weekend Giveaway.” What can you win? Well, a 1TB hard drive, for starters, and you can choose either the eSATA or USB 3.0 model. You also win true happiness and enlightenment, although the attainment of these things requires years of right practice. → Read More
JRob won our Proton Pack Backpack giveaway last week and told us he would give it to his daughter if he won. At first we didn’t believe a CrunchGear reader could create something as good and wholesome as a “daughter” or have the willpower to give her his awesome backpack if he won, but to our surprise both of these are true. Here’s little Miss JRob wearing her new backpack to school, giving the… → Read More
Happy Saturday! Today is Ghostbusters Day on CrunchGear and to celebrate we’re giving away one free Proton Pack backpack from 80stees to one lucky ready. Read on for how to win.
*Note: Proton pack does not shoot proton beams. Proton pack will not protect against ghosts. Proton pack does not work. Do not cross streams. → Read More
In case you missed it yesterday, all you need to do is hop on over to our Facebook page and Like us to have a chance to win a Timbuk2 and Logitech prize pack. Are we using unreleased products to lure you into befriending us on Facebook? Yep. But look at the prizes! They could be yours! Click here forthe full details. → Read More
We were just visiting our Facebook page and realized that we, unlike so many, weren’t caring enough about it. To that end, we hope to encourage you, dear Facebook lover, to Like us long enough to win something from Timbuk2 and Logitech. Ready? → Read More
Here’s your chance to win a Cadence 4-bit binary watch of your very own. We published our review of the 4-bit this weekend, and it’s a great watch, and a good value to begin with. Now it’s an even better deal, because you can win one for free! To win, all you have to do is go to the Cadence website, and then sign up for their newsletter. The contest ends on the 9th, and Cadence… → Read More
Grip-It: Some sort of rubber analog stick condoms for the Dual Shock and Xbox controller that claim to reduce slippage. They just came in the mail and I would rather pass them along than put ‘em on my controllers that get used once every six months. Click through for the standard contest rules. → Read More
I know, you live a busy life, and you can’t spend every minute of your weekend reading CrunchGear. No doubt you were stuffing quarters into the washing machine at the laundromat to wash the three pairs of clothes you own. Well, you’re out of college now, so you’re a grown man and it’s time to start dressing like one. CrunchGear has you covered! Enter our $500 ShirtsMyWay.com giveaway for a chance… → Read More
I wrote about ShirtsMyWay, the design-your-own dress shirt service, last month. I’ve since learned about a variety of other sites providing customized products, and I’ll be writing a wrap-up post about the trend toward custominzation in general some time soon. But for now, please enjoy this brief review of the shirts created by ShirtsMyWay, and learn how one lucky reader can get a chance to win… → Read More