Cast out from the ice halls of his father Othin, doomed to carry the world serpent in his teeth as he wings his justice across the face of the dead earth, great world-eater Thor is here to mete justice on us, his iron eyes hard over a blazing red beard. Woe betide he who looks upon his lover Járnsaxa with avarice for Thor mess not with that sort of thing and will totally flatten you. Why do… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: Something Called An iPad Two (??)

    A company called PunchTab wants to test their new contest entry system, appropriately-named the PunchTab widget. To that end, they’ve offered us the ability to give away a black 16GB Apple iPad Two (was there ever an iPad One?), some sort of new tablet computer for people who like that sort of thing. All the kids seem to want one, like the Teddy Ruxpin. So here’s where it gets… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A 16GB BlackBerry Playbook

    A few weeks ago we gave away a BlackBerry Playbook and, much to your disappointment, you didn’t win. In order to right that wrong, we present The Return Of The Attack Of The 16GB BlackBerry Playbook, Part II featuring a brand new BlackBerry Playbook with your name on it. How do you win? I think you know. Read More

  • Contest: Away Put Your Weapon, I Mean You To Win A Star Wars Prize

    It is May 4th aka Force Day. On this day we must celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars. How better to do that than by picking one item from a huge list of Star Wars stuff and having it sent to your home. Your mission, then, is to choose one item and I will pick one winner at random and that winner will receive the item he or she chose. The result? He or she will, as Han Solo… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A Mixtape Watch For You And Yours

    It’s Friday Friday Friday and you need to get ready for some fun, fun, fun! What better way to prove you’re not a stuffy old accountant’s assistant (even if you you are, no judgment) than with a watch shaped like a cassette tape. This EOS Mixtape watch comes courtesy of Junglecents and they’ve offered five for you lucky ducks. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: An Authentic Darth Vader Costume

    Spring is upon us and a young geek’s mind turns to thoughts of love. And what better way to win the heart of the guy (or girl) of your dreams than to dress up like Darth Vader in a completely authentic Sith Lord costume (saber not included). People will be able to sense your confidence along with your off-the-charts midichlorian count as you stride up to the bar and, in your deepest… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A Blackberry Playbook

    I was originally going to write something like “Weekend Giveaway: An iPod Classic Case Plus Something Else” and then make you guys read the whole post to find out that I was going to include a Blackberry Playbook in the prize and then you’d be angry and come to my house and stuff and nobody wanted that. So here goes: we’re going to give you one lucky reader a… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A Tagged Tumi Bag

    This weekend we have a jam for the ladies (and the fashion forward men.) Tumi would like to offer you this handsome $445 suitcase tagged by some guy named Crash. I didn’t dig too deeply into this one but I assume someone out there a) likes Tumi and b) likes stuff like this, so here you go. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: One Of 10 Zazzle iPhone Cases

    You may recall Shakespeare’s opinion of iPhone cases. I quote from his famous play, The Twelfth SIM Card: If iPhones be the food of love, play on;
    Give me excess of them, that, surfeiting,
    The appetite may sicken, and so die.
    That strain again! it had a dying fall:
    O, it came o’er my ear like a Zazzle case,
    That breathes upon a bank of iPhones,
    Stealing and giving odour! Enough… Read More

  • CafePress Wants To Give You A CrunchGear iPhone 4 Case

    Happy Thursday! CafePress, makers of customized T-shirts and books and mugs and stuff, wants to give you, the fine people of CG, 100 CrunchGear iPhone 4 cases. Why? Because you guys are b to the a to the d to the a to the double snakes, that’s why. This is a random for one of 100 CrunchGear iPhone cases and entering is pretty darn simple. Read More

  • Contest: Shave The Pain Away For V-Day

    Gillette, everyone’s favorite company, is offering you, everyone’s favorite readers, a little V-Day gift. What does it include? How about: $100 AMEX gift card for a romantic dinner A heart-shaped box of chocolates Gillette Fresh + Clean Body Wash in two new scents, Arctic Ice and Cool Wave that extend just-out-of-the-shower freshness beyond the shower Gillette Odor Shield… Read More

  • Contest: Would It Kill You To Dress Up? Jackthreads Can Help

    Jackthreads, a Thrillist company, is offering a sweet $200 so you can maybe get a nice pair of pants or a shirt to wear on Valentine’s Day so you (and I mean this in the nicest way) won’t look like huge slob. I mean really, whens the last time you bought a nice pair of pants? Maybe a shirt? Shorts and sandals might be fine for your Magic: The Gathering parties but not for going on. Ok. Read More

  • Valentine’s Giveaway: New York Readers, Win An Electric Car Love Date From Hertz

    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. Read More

  • Hump Day Giveaway: ThinkFun Solitaire Chess

    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… Read More

  • So, What Did You Get?

    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… Read More

  • Nikon Gives You A Chance To Shoot With A Nat Geo Photographer

    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

  • Contest: J-List Wants You To Have A Happy J-Christmas

    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
    Read More

  • The Last Day Of Festivus Contest: The Miracle

    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

  • Festivus Contest Day 4: Feats of Strength

    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… Read More

  • Festivus Contest Day 3: The Festivus Dinner

    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