Dec, 24 2011

f you’re unsure what this whole “Holidroid Contest” thing is all about, be prepared to get excited. From November 24th through December 25th, Phandroid is giving away a Kindle Fire every single day along with other great prizes like the Galaxy Nexus Galaxy Tabs, JAMBOX, SmarTouch Gloves, Android Phones, Android T-Shirts, Seidio Vouchers and more. Read our announcement post for details.


Yesterday’s Winner

Yesterday, we had you guys come up your best remix of your favorite Christmas song and flavor it up with some Android inspired lyrics. We had 29 entries total and although I really wish you all could win… we collectively agreed that TechJunkie198’s rendition of “Andy the Android” filled all of us with the most holiday cheer. Awesome lyrics. Great music. A true talent.

For Wednesday’s Phandroid ornament challenge there were also a lot of amazing entries and after randomly selecting from our top 15 — Lee_Bay took home the prize with his almost 3-peice ornament, transforming his whole Christmas tree into a 3D Phandroid logo. Great job, Brandon and fam!

So, once again congrats to TechJunkie198 and Lee_Bay! We also want to give a warm — almost awkwardly long — embrace to everyone else that participated in our video and ornament challenge. Giving away prizes ain’t easy and I wish you all could win but I guess, that’s just how contests work. Let’s see what’s up for grabs today:

Amazon Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire could be this holiday’s hottest product: at only $199 it’s not only one of the most  affordable Android tablets, it’s also one of the best. That’s a killer combination. With a beautiful UI, great battery life, carefully curated apps/games, and an amazing array of media options thanks to Amazon’s Digital Content Ecosystem… the Kindle Fire is a sure win. Good luck winning one in our contest, but at only $199 it’s probably worth buying one just in case!

Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves

Every single holiday season these SmarTouch smartphone gloves are consistently one of my favorite gift giving items. They eloquently solve one of the most fundamental problems a tech lover faces: using your device in cold weather. Wearing gloves usually prevents your touchscreen from working: take your phone out, take your glove off, use your phone, hand gets gold, shove phone in pocket, rush to get glove on. NO MORE! Isotoner’s SmarTouch gloves, designed in my colors and sizes for both men and women, has technology that passes the electrons your body gives off, through the gloves, onto the capacitive screen and allowing it to work. VOILA! Seriously. It works. Trust me. Try it… and you’ll love them forever.

Seidio $30 Voucher

With so much smartphone use comes battery drain. Thankfully, Seidio makes some awesome extended batteries that fit many smartphones, allowing you to get longer battery life with the same device. No more toting around a charger everywhere you go: just snag a Seidio and call it a day! Seidio also makes cases, holsters, and other great accessories for your smartphones.Check them all out here.

ZeeMote Bluetooth Game Controller

The Zeemote Bluetooth Game Controller compacts things into one comfortable, ergonomically sound gaming package. You use one hand and the controller has an analog stick with four action buttons on it. It’s a bit reminiscent of a Nintendo Wiimote – makes you wonder where the name was inspired from. There are many games in the Android Market already compatible with the Zeemote, including the popular title R-Type, and you may even be able to use it with some of your emulators. It goes perfectly with many Android devices, from 3.2 inch phones to 10.1 inch tablets. And if you want the ultimate gaming experience, Zeemote + Phone/Tablet + TV + HDMI-out = awesome.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Everyone seems to be craving Samsung Android devices these days, and for good reason. Samsung makes some of the best hardware out there, coupled with great software integration, and the Galaxy Nexus (above) and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus are two great examples of Samsung’s industry leading products. These devices were sponsored directly by Samsung, thanking our readers and forum members for their excitement, interest, and support over the past year. With a 7-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, MicroSD slot, camera that records in 720p HD, and screen that displays in 1080p HD, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a high end alternative to the Kindle Fire… and you can win BOTH in our contest!

Today’s Contest Rules/Regulations:

For today’s contest, we will be going with a “Phandroid favorite” random winner challenge. To enter, you have have 1 hour from the time of this post (the exact amount of time it takes me to do my hair) to simply leave ONE comment down below, telling us exactly what “the holidays” mean to you. We will select a random winner Oh- and please make sure you have an email tied to your Disqus account. Last time we passed up TWO randomly selected winners because there was no way of contacting them. You guys ready!? GO!

Looking for a great gift? Don’t forget about our Holiday Gift Guide!


Tomorrow’s Contest:

Tomorrow we’ll be giving away a HUGE prize pack that includes an Amazon Kindle Fire, Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves, a $30 Seidio voucher, Android T-Shirt, Zeemote, Jawbone Jambox, Galaxy Tab 7 Plus and a Galaxy Nexus! Be sure to check back often for your chance to win and happy holidays!