Dec, 25 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 was a random winner contest where we simply asked you guys to post what Christmas means to you. Damon M was the randomly selected winner. Congratulations!

We’re also announcing the winner for December 16th’s contest. We apologize that this took so long but complications on YouTube delayed our selection process. Our winner was YouTube user Superflyandcool because, simply put, having to take a tackle like that without football pads is rough even if it was staged. Congratulations!

As you might have known, today marks the last day of this great contest so you’ll want to get your game face on and turn it up to 11 as this is the last chance to win a Kindle Fire, a Galaxy Nexus and other great prizes. So 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.

Galaxy Nexus

HUGE props to Nikolay Ananiev, the developer of an app called Tiny Flashlight + LED, who donated 10 Samsung Galaxy Nexus for giveaway. His app has OVER 10 MILLION downloads and Nikolay contacted us asking for ways he could give back to the community as a way to say “thanks”. I’d say this is a success – gotta love that Android community spirit! Not to mention, Tiny Flashlight + LED is hands-down the best Flashlight app for Android. Download Tiny Flashlight, give it 5-stars of awesomeness, and check out Nikolay’s other great apps/games as well:Bebbled and Tiny Compass.

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!

 

JAMBOX

Ever wanted a small, portable speaker that plays music LOUD and CLEAR and isn’t a pain to setup? Let me introduce you to the Jawbone JAMBOX speaker. This bad boy packs a powerful bunch an extremely small frame, easily connects to your Android device via Bluetooth, and is an absolute pleasure to use. Bluetooth means you can stream not only music, but also games, apps, phone conversations, movies, and any other audio playing on your device! It also means no cords! Put it on your desk. Carry it to the kitchen. Bring it to the basketball court. Take it to your friend’s party. The Jawbone JAMBOX is a music lover’s dream device.

Andy Robot T-Shirts

True Android enthusiasts and tech lovers enjoy expressing their Android attitude and there is no better way to do so then with an Android Robot T-Shirt from the brilliant folks at iSteamAndy. They’ve created a series of artistic, creative Android Robot themed T-shirts with fun, rich imagery. They sell like hotcakes and have limited production runs so get each design while you still can. Some of their top designs (and ones we’re giving away) include:  Dark Night AndyiSteam Andy,  Flying AndyExploded Andy,  Andy Verus, and Unstoppable Andy.

Today’s Contest Rules/Regulations:

We want to give everyone an equal chance to win on this last day. It’s a simple game of “Guess the Numbers!”

  • We have selected a number between 1 and 10,000. You have until the end of today (11:59pm Eastern) to guess the number within the range mentioned above.
  • To enter, sign up for an AndroidForums.com account and post your guess as a post at this AndroidForums.com thread.
  • Whoever is the first person to correctly guess the number above or whoever is closest to the number at the end of the aforementioned time period wins.
  • If your post has been edited at any point for any reason, it will be disqualified.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Read our Full Official Rules for information about eligibilitThis isn’t required but if you want to be nice… Visit Amazon.com by clicking here before you do your holiday shopping because you love us!

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

Tomorrow’s Contest:

Well, there is no contest tomorrow because we’re all out of stuff to give away! Yep, it’s the last day of the Holidroid Contest. We want to give a huge thank you to all of our sponsors for providing the awesome prizes that we’ve been giving away for the past 30 days as well as all of our readers and users for participating each and every day. Phandroid would be nothing without you guys so thanks for sticking with us throughout all these years. Happy Holidays!