CONTEST: First to comment wins a Google Glass Invite! [DAY 7]


Let’s not beat around the bush: the first person to comment on this post will win one of our 9 Google Glass invites.


If you cannot afford $1,500 for Google Glass or are an International Participant you are still eligible. In the event you win, we’ll substitute the Glass Invite with a $50 Google Play Gift Card and donate your invite to one random Android Forums member from this thread.

Day 7 Contest: First to Comment!

  • Make a comment on this post
  • Entries will be accepted until November 6th, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern but we anticipate the winner will be crowned by 5:05pm Eastern, minutes after this post goes live.
  • If two or more comments are posted at the exact same time, we’ll randomly select from among these finalists
  • Winner will be contacted through the contact information provided in their DISQUS account and/or login.
  • If there is not enough information to contact the winner by 11:59pm Eastern on November 6th, 2013, we’ll proceed to the next quickest eligible entry
  • Winner may NOT provide an alternate e-mail address to submit for Google Glass invite unless otherwise noted or agreed upon by Phandroid staff

To reiterate: if you cannot afford $1,500 for Google Glass or are an International Participant you are still eligible. In the event you win, we’ll substitute the Glass Invite with a $50 Google Play Gift Card and donate your invite to one random Android Forums member from this thread.

The Great American Glass Contest

We’re giving away 9 Glass invites in 9 days and you don’t want to miss an opportunity to score big… so check out our schedule below to see which contests are still open!

  • Day 1: Nexus 5 Forum Frenzy (CLOSED)
  • Day 2: Rafflecopter #1 (CLOSED)
  • Day 3: Photoshop contest (OPEN until Nov 6th)
  • Day 4: #GlassPhan contest (CLOSED)
  • Day 5: Rafflecopter #2 (OPEN until Nov 7th)
  • Day 6: Developer Appreciation Contests (OPEN until Nov 7th)
  • Day 7: On your mark. Get set… (tba)
  • Day 8: Mystery Word Hunt (tba)
  • Day 9: AF Staff Appreciation (tba)


Follow these Google+ accounts to get an early heads up when contest posts will soon be going live and additional hints at how to improve your chances of winning.

Contest Rules & Requirements

  • Must be 18+ or older
  • International applicants and those unwilling or unable to spend $1,500 can still enter to win, but their Glass Invite will be substituted with a $50 Google Play Store gift card and their Glass invite donated to a random established forum member from this thread.
  • To receive Glass invite, winners must be a US resident.
  • To receive Glass invite, winners must provide a US shipping address.
  • To receive Glass invite, winners must provide a valid E-Mail address directly associated with contest entry.
  • Winners will have 24 hours to respond to the winning notification e-mail. If staff have not received a response and/or proper Glass Invite submission information furnished within 24 hours, Phandroid staff may elect to disqualify this entrant and name another winner
  • Winners must prove that the E-Mail address provided for submission to the Glass Invite system is owned and maintained by the winner. Transfer or Sale of winning invite is not authorized and any attempt to do so will result in disqualification.

Contest Terms of Service:

  • Contest winners are not guaranteed Google Glass hardware, they are only guaranteed that Phandroid staff will submit the furnished E-Mail address to Google’s automated invite system for current Google Glass Explorers.
  • By entering this contest, entrants understand agree that Phandroid is only responsible for submitting the winners e-mail address through the Google Glass Invite system and beyond this measure, no promises or guarantees can or will be made.
  • In the event that Google removes, changes, edits, disqualifies, limits, or in any way alters their Glass Invite process to prevent from submitting invites or fulfilling invites, entrants shall hold and Neverstill Media harmless
  • Phandroid reserves the right to disqualify entrants at sole discretion of Phandroid staff, for reasons including but not limited to: attempting to “game” the contest, spamming contest posts/threads, creating multiple accounts, demeaning or trolling competing entries, using automated systems to improve chances, etc…
  • By entering this promotion, participants agree, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, to release, discharge and hold harmless Neverstill Media, its affiliates, respective owners, and representatives from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses which may arise out of participation in this promotion or out of the acceptance, use, or misuse of prizes. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges whose decisions shall be deemed final and binding.
Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. I want the invite!

    1. congrats man!

  2. yes?

      1. WAAAHHHH! lol

    1. That sucks. So close.

  3. I hope I was the first :/

  4. Fourth.

  5. Hi,

    I am a college sophomore – well, was – I dropped out of college to work for the Android start-up Locket for a year. I have been fascinated with Glass since its inception, and have tried multiple times to try to get it (#ifihadglass contest, asking for an invite from the previous batch, etc.) and would love to get the chance to buy it and develop for it. Besides development, I would love to actually use Glass for what it is, since I am new to San Francisco, the navigation and ability to take photos on a whim would be really awesome.

    Thanks for your consideration :)


    1. Funny this is, if you had just entered a short comment quickly instead of that whole story, you probably would have won.

      1. I already had it typed up. I just refreshed and pasted it in. There’s always someone faster than you.

  6. hey

  7. Meeee

  8. Please let me win! Email address is [email protected]

    1. spam coming your way.

  9. first ?

  10. That is very interesting!!OMG let me be first! Email is [email protected]

    1. probably shouldn’t post your email in public…

    2. Prepare for the fake Google glass invite spam in your mail.

  11. hi

  12. Awwe

  13. Loool i was late

  14. Damn!! 12 comments before me. =o(

  15. Hola! Saludos !

  16. me

  17. God damnit!

  18. I vote comment #5 wins

  19. is this a test just to see who the biggest loser is? lol pick me :)

  20. Oh no I too late I bet!

  21. yea!

  22. Want glass so bad. Pick me!

  23. Look at all the people with Glass money… LOL

  24. Ah! Missed it…

  25. Comment

  26. Still no winner whats goin on

  27. BOOO, #33… stupid work obligations keepin’ my tech news reading slow

  28. *furiously flagging all previous comments as inappropriate content* :P

  29. Am I first? cmon man, ill give you a cheeseburger!! I’ll, I’ll s*ck your…

  30. I’m waiting for the next contest – Last person to comment wins!

  31. Oh hai

  32. Bummer… late as usual. :)

  33. Are you sorting the comments ascending or descending? – :P

  34. aww.. bitches.

  35. FIRST!

  36. You have the sexiest hair, Chris.

    1. It looks like a wet dog died on my head. -_-

      1. That’s simply not true, you look like a younger, sexier Elvis. :P

    2. Black haired version of Johnny Bravo…. minus the muscles….. sorry :-p

  37. This was a great post!

    Was this the only comment “on the post”? All other were comments but not about the post.

    Ha ha had to try, Congrats whoever wins!

  38. Jesus. The coloring on that front facing camera is terrible. HTC One was hands down the worst low-light performer, though. All in all, it’s a usable camera on the N5, but it’s not nearly as nice as its distant cousin, the G2, by any stretch of the imagination. But hey, $350-400 is nothing to shake a stick at with this performance.

  39. dat hair

  40. Was that Momo on the pic holding the cola?

  41. Is the Photos Editor literally Snapseed or is there a need for me to still install it separately form the Play Store? I am a huge Snapseed fan and run any photos I am going to post (twitter, instagram, etc) through it first.

  42. Most of their issues are software related. Any AOSP like ROM shows that.

  43. Congratulations Eri Fujimoto. Way To Go!!! Do me a favor. Send me some cool photos and videos from your Glass.

  44. the G2 shits all over the Nexus 5

    1. Splatter style

    2. Well that’s $603 vs $399. lol Isn’t it pretty obvious?

      1. Google promised a “killer” camera and is advertising the Nexus as having a “killer” camera. This is not “killer.” This is “decent for the price.”

        And it’s clear that the 8MP Sony sensor they chose plus OIS should produce VASTLY superior photos – to what we’re seeing. That is the same sensor that is used in the MEMS camera – a camera that relies on having an ULTRA-FAST sensor.

        IOW – this is probably 95% a problem of careless software. The stock Android camera has always delivered worse photos than any of the OEM cameras and we’re seeing it in spades on this device.

        This is the same company that makes self-driving cars. Why can’t they get some geniuses to write a world-class camera app?!? This is a SOFTWARE problem – c’mon Google, get it fixed!

  45. …annnnd one of the main reasons I ditched my N4 for an iphone 5S.

    1. Didn’t realize that a phone needed to be a DSLR camera. Also didn’t realize a $300 phone had to perform as well as a $900 phone. We Android lovers are sorry (not really).

      1. Sorry but I have to agree with @donpiggletiff:disqus on this one.

        As for the DSLR comment: every photographer knows that the best cameras are the ones you have with you. I’m not a pro but I depend on my phone to be my walkaround camera: you just can’t take a DSLR everywhere you go.

        As for the cost: look, the camera has been Android’s Achille’s heel. With Android you have this huge ecosystem of devices, each competing on features; while on the iOS side there is only one device; and on Windows there is a tiny handful of marginalized devices.

        AAAAND yet, for YEARS, both the iOS “ecosystem of one” and Windows ecosystem produce phones with superior cameras to the entire Android ecosystem.

        The latest generation of Androids has finally caught up with (though hasn’t significantly surpassed) iPhone. Meanwhile Google has said it is a priority to give the Nexus phones “killer” cameras, and they’ve sold the Nexus 5 as having a “killer” camera.

        They are not delivering “killer.” They’re delivering “decent for the price.” That’s not the same.

        C’mon Google. You can make a SELF DRIVING CAR FFS. Hire a few damn propellerheads and GET IT DONE ALREADY.

      2. Don’t take it personally. The camera is important to that guy, and iPhones have always had spectacular cameras. Fair enough.

  46. Sadly disappointing that Google didn’t go all out and produce a real contender for top-smartphone honors. The camera takes terrible pictures for a high-performance phone, and the speaker placement/quality is just laughable, along with the undersized non-replaceable battery. I guess I’ll have to settle for being happy I bought the Nexus 4 (also a disappointment) while on sale and didn’t hold out for the Nexus 5. Maybe next time Google will finally get it right. Low cost and quick updates aren’t everything.

  47. “Why 2 options? Because Google, that’s why.”

    Keeping it entertaining. Gotta love Chris.

  48. IMO G2 FTW

  49. Put the toilet seat down. It’s bad feng shui.

  50. I know this is lame, but…
    Can you please tell me if is there any online store selling that awesome Pikachu action figure?

    It would be great.

    Thank you anyway.

    1. Got it at McDonalds >.<

    2. Please, please, please :(

  51. Great camera review, thanks!

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