Happy Holidroid Contest: 1-Minute Video App or Game Review


If 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’s winner was asked to come up with a hilarious caption for the following photo of Captain Woz at the Google headquarters:

Prash D was our lucky winner of an Amazon Kindle Fire, a $30 Seidio voucher, Isotoner Smartouch Gloves and a Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. We just couldn’t refrain from laughing (and honestly laughed a bit too long) with his estimation of what was going on here.

“What do you mean I can’t take a bite out of that giant Ice Cream Sandwich on the lawn, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?”

Congratulations to Prash D and congratulations to whoever will win today’s contest! Read on for more details about today’s prizes and how to win them.

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!

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 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus are two great examples of Samsung’s industry leading products. These devices weresponsored 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!

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.

Today’s Contest Rules/Regulations:

We’re looking for some good apps and games to add to our phones – our collection is getting a tad outdated. We’re looking for some great video reviews to get us started in the right direction!

  • You have until the end of the day today to create a one minute video app or game review (11:59pm Eastern)
  • At the beginning of your video (first 10-20 seconds) you must mention Phandroid and/or by name. Mentioning the Holidroid contest wouldn’t hurt either :)
  • You must submit your review as a video response on YouTube to the video you see above that explains this contest. (Click the YouTube button on the lower right side of the video window.)
  • The best video review as chosen by Phandroid staff wins the day’s prize pack
  • Read our Full Official Rules for information about eligibility
  • This isn’t required but if you want to be nice… Visit 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:

We’ll be giving away a Kindle Fire, Smartouch Gloves, $30 Seidio Voucher, and an HTC EVO Design 4G! Tomorrow will be more normal, less wacky, but will still require the use of your creative juices. You never know when we’ll make our contest post so check back early and often!

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  1. dont have the time to enter this one, but great idea for a contest. 

  2. no time for this one, but great idea for contest

    1. You dont have one minute?

      1. He has a point – the video may be only one minute, but actually writing a considered review, videoing it, uploading it, etc., WILL take longer than one minute.

  3. Challenge Accepted!

  4. Congrats to yesterday’s winner!!!  That was one of my favorites as well.  I’d be interested to see if phandroid could post their top 10 from yesterdays contest.  I saw so many good ones.  Have a great weekend Android family!!!!

    1. Top Ten! Top Ten! Top Ten! (No prizes needed. Just curious.)

  5. Great idea!!! I’ll see what I can come up with. 

  6. Ah well, I’ll have to settle for people’s champ from yesterday.

    Nice one though Prash and congrats.

    1. I voted your’s and the cowardly lion one xD

  7. 6th! =P

  8. Extra points if you are unshaven and wearing a wife beater. 

  9. Also you chances of winning INCREASE the more naked you are. 
    Chris emailed me personally and told me this. 

  10. I actually got tired of trying to win the isotoners and clicked through to and just bought a pair yesterday. =)

  11. Was yesterday’s winner chosen at random?  Cuz I’m hoping you’re not trying to say THAT was the best caption.

    1. I liked the fire alarm and pizza ordering one myself… but it wasn’t my day to decide the winner ;) which was your favorite?

      1. Will we be able to see the videos you receive? Can’t say I’ve ever responded to a video with another video.

      2. I saw one that said, “Steve would just die if he found out!”

        Kinda dark, but I couldn’t help but spit my drink out a little bit.  There were a lot of really good ones.  I just didn’t feel like the winning caption was very witty.

        1. I could not agree more. 

          1. I agree as well.  From the get go you know somebody was either going to comment on his weight or “I’m gonna steal this for iphone5 use”

    2. I believe the winner was to be “the one we like best.”

      1. If I was them I would not admit to choosing “the one we like the best”   There were so many others so much funnier and I am not talking about mine. Unless your’e being taught comedy by Don Imus the wrong person was chosen. 

    3. your not the only one that feels that way. I’m sorry but prsh d’s comment most def was not the funniest by far. I’m sensing some bias on the judges parts.

  12. Congrats Prash on yesterdays win. I thought I had it in the bag. :)

  13. Pass….Im not good in front of a camera…..

  14. My app is for a small area of the country, are you going to take credit away for that?

  15. NOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZON just cancelled my Transformer Prime preorder!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Is it OK if it is +/- 15 seconds or does it have to be exactly 1:00?

    1. It’s fine if it’s a little long or short

      1. Hey Rob!  I Submitted my video as a response to your video over an hour ago.  Problem is it’s not showing up.  I’m hoping it’s just because you have to approve the videos before they show but I wanna make sure.  Here’s my video link just in case. Thanks!!!

  17. Only cam i got is the crappy ones on my Magic and Aria. The Streak is dead and had to resort to my backup device for the time being. =(

    Looks like I’ll be skipping out on the next one aswell. Id rather someone win who could actually use the EVO Design seeing as I’m on AT&T i’ve no use for it. Good luck for tonite and tomorrows contest everyone.

  18. Obviously I have a bias towards my caption, but I didn’t really think this winner was very funny at all (plenty of other entries I would have chosen over it).  Congratulations, nonetheless.

    1. I really liked my “What you you mean I HAVE TO PAY!?!?!” =P
      But this one was pretty good too. Grats Prash

    2. Mine wasn’t funny but there were more funnier ones

    3.  I agree…how can you call that funny let alone worthy of all the things they gave away. The writers of phandroid are clearly friends of prash d….itjust want funny.

  19. I posted mine already but not showing up

  20. I wanted to make sure you got my link and video response. I responded via YouTube also.

    This is my app review for Holidroid contest. The app is Llama (Location Awareness Mobile App). It configures your phone differently based on your location such as work or home.

  21. I wish this one had come out on a weekend. By the time I get home there’s only a few hours till it’s due :(

  22. Don’t have a YouTube account or video camera, except on my old droid x. Il ask for one at Xmas.

  23. Checked out the Phandroid Holiday Gift Guide and the

     Motorola SF700 Wireless Sports Headphones with Integrated Heart Rate Monitor

    that was on your list is no longer available at


    sorry for the crappy camera. used a nexus one :P Does it have to be 1 min exactly? I might have to rerecord if thats the case

  25. U know every day they say tomorrow is gonna be less whacky but yet it’s really not lol

  26. Here is mine guys. Good luck to everyone doing the contest

  27. Hello everyone,
    after much practice here is my video.  It is over Veetle tv. watch movies, shows, cartoons for FREE!

  28. Must have weird senses of humor over there…..that caption wasnt funny at all. 

    1.  I agree and many people feel the same way as you. Its obvious that prash d is friends with the phandroid squad. I have tried real hard to laugh at it but it is just lame… :-(

  29. While it’s waiting for approval as a video response, you can check out my review here:

  30. Some reason I don’t see my video in the video response section yet :(

    1. I submitted my video a few hours ago and it’s not up, so I’m assuming they’re just waiting to do them in bulk later, rather than approve them in real time. 

      Tried to purchase a tablet off of craigslist yesterday, but got stood up after driving an hour and a half (each way) to buy it. Hopefully I’ll still get my taste of honeycomb goodness this year, and winning this contest would go a long way for the wife and I.

  31. QUESTION, are we allowed to edit the video if it went a little over 1 minute?

  32. Just finished my video! Took me all day to make. Hope you guys enjoy it.

  33. For some odd reason, youtube will not let me respond to the video, even with a text response… This is the link to my video for todays contest: The app I am reviewing is Baby ESP. I hope you enjoy it, I also hope I win and good luck to Everyone! :)

  34. Awww my video isnt showing up :(

  35. you phandroiders can check mine out What a great contest idea!

  36. We aren’t going to be disqualified if our review is a little longer than a minute, right? Doing a review of an app in a minute is wayyy too short. (My review is 4:41).

    1. I certainly hope they don’t seriously consider anything more than 1:10, since I would love to have more time as well. Honestly at a minute long, it comes out almost more like an advertisement than a review. Even 1:30 would have worked wonders for my video, but I crammed the best I could into 1:00 exactly, doing a few takes and editing my script a few times to meet the constraints as specified in the article.

      Whoever wins the competition, we’re all winners for being able to find some cool new apps, right? Right???

  37. Great idea.  My video response for RunPee!

    Here is my video in case it doesn’t show up in the video response section.  Good luck every one!

  39.  Just posted my video response (though not showing up) for Blackjack Attack! I game a developed originally as a learning exercise, but ended up releasing it with some help from a designer buddy. Check it out!

  40. just finished my submission. check out my review of defensoid:

  41. Here is mine! Goodluck everyone!!

  42. Here’s my submission! It’s also listed as a response.
    Good luck, everyone!

  43. My Transformer Prime pre-order was cancelled! Grant me a Happy Holidays by giving me the opportunity to win Phandroid’s Awesome Prizes! 

    Oh and here’s the worst/best video you’ll ever watch on


    Your daily Phandroid faithful,


    1. Not gonna lie… That was actually kind of amazing

      1. I hope it lets me upload it as a video response on youtube!!! I submitted but it hasn’t popped up. There must be some approval phase.

    2.  Hahahaha…phenomenal

  44. I made a video reply to the video, but it’s not showing up in the video responses!  It said it was successful, but it’s not there..  Do they need to be approved first to be seen?

    I’ll post it here as well as a link in the youtube text comments, just in case..

  45. Mine is uploaded but does not show yet.  I hope it makes it.

  46. Well, I’m in the paranoid camp like everyone else.  I’ve never actually uploaded a video to YouTube, let alone done a video response.  Here’s my Springpad app review in case it didn’t get to Phandroid.

  47. whats up with discuss and youtube not working and not showing cmments?

    Heres my link before the submission deadline ;D

  49. Fantastic winning comment!

    I entered a one-minute review of Feedly. You can preview the review here:

  50. For some reason it won’t let me comment on Youtube and my video hasn’t shown up yet.  Just in case here is the link –

  51. If only I had another fifteen minutes or so, I could definitely get my review in. I guess it’s my fault for not getting to this until about half an hour ago. *sigh* Good luck to the winner, though! :)


    In case you don’t see it in the Video responses .

  53. Here is my video..

    Accidentally responded with two videos.

  54. Well, that was a lot of phone Phandroid phans. Happy Holidroid Everyone!

  55. Great app reviews people! I’ve already downloaded Jeannie and Quill because of these reviews! I’m probably going to download “Android Air” too. I think that was the name. The one where you can see your phone info from your computer while your phone sits in your room charging. Awesome idea! And of course Llama. The one I reviewed. I already had it, but i’m telling you, it saves me so much time and headache. Exspecially when i get to work and it’s already lowered the volumes so it doesn’t blast when my wife calls and her ringtone is “When I see your face” (did you just go back and sing it as you read it?) And before Llama i’d forget so everyone around me would start singing along when she called. Now with Llama I don’t forget and everyone thinks my wife has just quit calling me. AH! Llama, I love you!

  56. I had so much doing the app review yesterday, I created a second version with more effects, smoother transitions, and a nice slideshow at the end of Galaxy Nexus pictures which will play the “Airplane Quiz” app once Verizon or whomever decides to sell the phone. I just really wish it goes on sale prior to Christmas!

  57. About yesterdays contest, no offense to prash d. but that wan’t even funny. I don’t even see the ice cream sandwich statue in the picture. I think the contests are rigged and the judges pick people they know.

     My captions was so much better—my caption “I had the new iphone but that siri never shut up and reminded me way
    too much of my exwife. She would never shut up! So I ended up throwing
    it out the window. I think me and the kick butt galaxy nexus will get
    along just fine! Oh and I am much happier now.”

    1. I like Prash D.’s comment better.

      1.  sorry dude you lack a sense of humor bro. “Why cant I eat that ice cream sandwich”…LOLz…oh god…I’m falling down laughing. Maybe there were better captions then mine but prash d’s was not funny…he must know the writers of phandroid. Sorry dude but I don’t think the majority of posters would laugh all that hard at prash d’s quote and if you dont laught at mine then you are not or have never been married.

        1. No, I think phandroid and I just have the similar sense of humor; anyway, no need to be offensive. Have a great holiday season.

          1. Not trying to be rude but read the posts in response. I don’t win raffles very often and I wasn’t expecting to win. but once again read your fan base and their posts. I think the majority of the phandroid readers think there were funnier posts. Hell mine n=mihgt not have been in the top 20 but I think everyone agrees that prash d’s wasn’t the funniest.  Have a happy hoidays.

  58. [youtube  Just in case you guys didn’t see mine yet… 

  59. My bad… did it wrong lol

  60. This was my review… Hope you guys like : )

  61. So did we choose a winner yet?

  62. The winner knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

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