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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pimp Your Zune!

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Talk" @ 06:21 PM


"Win a Custom X2 Paint Job by Colorware! All you have to do is Subscribe to ZuneVibe.com's email list with a valid email address and we'll pick One Winner at Random. It's that easy to win!"

Colorware's Zune treatment is really awesome but it's also a little expensive. Jason sent his Zune off for the full "bling" treatment and that's really left me a little jealous. Fortunately, ZuneVibe.com has a great contest going. All you have to do is head over there and sign up for their email list. That will enter you for a chance to win a free custom Colorware treatment for your Zune!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Win a [Nearly] New White Zune

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 09:00 AM

Ok, so here's the deal: remember my dusty white Zune? I sent it back to a great contact I have at Microsoft on the Zune team, because he wanted to see it (it seems I'm one of the few people that got a dusty Zune), and he sent me a replacement white Zune. When my Zune arrived at Zune HQ, apparently an engineer cracked it open and cleaned out all the dust - and my contact offered to send it back to me. So now that means I have an "extra" Zune (I still have the black one that's dysfunctional), and you know what that means...giveaway! We want to spread the Zune love here at Zune Thoughts, so whether you already have a Zune and want to give this to someone else, or you're lacking in the Zune-owning department, enter in our little contest.

How do you win? Simple: register in our forums and post a message in this thread telling me one song or band that you're enjoying right now. Seven days from now (on the 24th of May) at noon I'll do a random drawing, and one person will win the Zune. I'll ship it anywhere in the world, and I'll include a Zune Thoughts micro light as well. One entry per person allowed, all decisions final, and the winner has 14 days to claim their prize or I'll pick someone else.

And in case you're wondering, the Zune is in pristine condition - no scratches, nicks, dents, or anything else. The Zune box on the other hand, looks like it's been through a war. But it's not like you're going to carry it around with you, right? Exactly.

UPDATE: Oh, and I should add that if you don't see your post appear right away, it's because it's your first post and I need to approve it. Hang tight and don't re-post right away.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Win a Pink Zune!

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Talk" @ 05:15 PM


"So ... I figure that since Zune is all about sharing tunes with your friends I'd come up with a photo submission contest where readers send in pictures of them Sharing the Lurve with their friends. To enter, send in a pinkified photo of you and your friends Sharing the Lurve (obvs, in an appropriate manner). It could be a picture of you and your friends at a party, a wedding, a vacation ... you name it! As long as there is a pink element to the photo you'll be eligible for the random drawing for one limited edition Pink Zune MP3 Player."

As you can see, Pink Is The New Blog is running a contest to give away a pink Zune to one lucky pink loving person. To get all of the details on the contest, go read the full blog post. If you're so inclined, let us see the pictures you take for the contest and definitely let us know if you win!

Tags: contest, pink

Friday, April 6, 2007

Win a ZuneTank at Zunerama

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 07:00 PM


"You know who you are. You take life to the max. Every guy at the espresso station knows your motto: "Go Big, or Go Home". You're the guy who tapes your forearms on the way to the office every morning. On weekends, you deck out in body armor before heading to the mall. Well, we've found your case. Machined from a solid aluminum bar. Virtually unbreakable. Polished to a mirror finish. Lexan screen protector. Soft felt interior. (Okay, that last one doesn't sound so manly.) Now reply to this post, and get the case that completes you."

If heavy-duty is your thing, then you may want to take a look at Zunerama's latest contest. It closes on April 30. Good luck!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Zunerama & Incipio "Design Your Own Case" Contest

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 10:40 AM


"Zunerama is pleased to announce another exciting Zune case contest from Incipio! This contest has a twist: send us your design of a new Zune case, and you could win one of 7 Incipio Zune cases, or our grand prize of $250 in Marketplace Points, PLUS a version of the case you designed... created for you by Incipio!! So get creative, and post your Zune case ideas here. Get your submission in early, to be eligible for all 7 weekly drawings and for the grand prize."

Fancy yourself a case designer? Incipio and Zunerama have come up with a cool contest that will allow you to not only flex your creative muscles, but also see your creation made real. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Make MSN Your Homepage and Win a Zune

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Talk" @ 12:30 PM


Well, technically, you don't have to make MSN your homepage. You simply have to register for the contest and give them your email address. MSN will be giving away a free Zune to fifty (that's right, 50) lucky winners. The contest ends February 28th, so hurry and register if you are interested.

Tags: msn, contest

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Win a Pair of Ultiate Ears super.fi 3 Studio Headphones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 09:28 AM

Here's a contest for regular Zune Thoughts readers: I've got a pair of black Ultimate Ears super.fi 3 Studio earphones, courtesy of the fine people at Ultimate Ears, and they're looking for a good home. These are the same type of headphones that I reviewed last year, and although the bundled headphones with the Zune are surprisingly decent, these blow them away.

To win this pair of headphones here's all you have to do: post a message telling me about the worst sounding headphones you've ever used, and what device/product they came with (or if you were unfortunate enough to buy them yourself). Remember I said this a contest for regular Zune Thoughts readers? That's because I'm going to close off this contest at some random point in time later today (don't worry, it will be near the end of the day). If you haven't posted here before, your first post needs to be approve by us, but rest assured I'll approve all the posts before I do the random drawing. Get to it!

UPDATE: I closed the contest today at 5:52 pm my local time. The winner is yoda16. Congratulations, and thanks for participating everyone. I had a good chuckle reading some of your comments - it really is amazing what a difference earphones can make! If you're looking to buy your own Ultimate Ears headphones, take a browse through our Amazon.com affiliate store (your purchases help support Zune Thoughts).

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Win 1 of 10 Vaja Balance Cases for Your Zune

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 03:30 PM

Vaja makes four fantastic cases for the Zune, but the high-end case Balance case is the gorgeous one you now have a chance to win. They've been kind enough to sponsor a contest right here for Zune Thoughts readers, giving us 10 of these fully-customized cases, valued at between $60 and $110 each depending on how you customize the cases (making this an $1100 contest if all the winners pimp out their cases).

The Vaja contest is easy to enter: simply post a message in this thread telling me one thing that you like about Vaja cases in general, or Vaja the company. Take a look at their Web site, their approach to design, and tell me what you like most about Vaja. Also, is there some type of case you'd like to see Vaja make for the Zune or another product entirely? Let them know in this thread! One post per person. The contest will run until Tuesday the 23rd of January at 11am, when I'll draw 10 entries at random and the winner will be able to order a fully customized Vaja Balance case.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Zune Contest Drawing: Zune Christmas Card and Zune Thoughts Microlight

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 03:00 PM

Another Zune Thoughts contest is over, this time we gave away some limited edition Zune Christmas cards from the Zune team at Microsoft, all signed with a Christmas greeting from yours truly (I haven't used a pen that much in months), and a Zune Thoughts micro light. Swanky! This contest was fun because there were so many winners! The winners are: Dyvim, SohCahToa, priesmeyer, Camjpn, cjhp, DrMobo, bleeman, snap, PeeVee, mcsouth, The Yaz, and gasusan2006. All winners should check their inbox here on Zune Thoughts - private messages were dispatched a few minutes ago. Thanks for entering everyone! We've got more great contests coming up after the Christmas holidays, so stick around.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Another Contest: Zune Christmas Cards and Zune Thoughts Micro Lights

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 11:00 AM

OK people, I've got more prizes to give away: the Zune from last week was just the beginning! These next few contests are going to be happening much faster, so be sure to keep an eye out for them. Last week I received an interesting surprise from the Zune team: along with my Zune review unit (full disclosure: they're letting me keep it, so now I have two for wireless testing) I received some very cool Zune Christmas cards! Check 'em out.

Also, recently I received my order of Zune Thoughts micro lights. These are the made by Roadwired, and the lights are awesome - I opted for a black shell with a blue LED light. Just like the black Zune with the blue doubleshot. They look pretty damn slick if I do say so myself.

It got me thinking, Christmas cards are meant for sharing, and I wanted to give away a few of these new micro lights. So here's the contest: post a message in this thread telling me one thing you enjoy about the Christmas season (family time, presents, the generosity of people around you, etc.. If you don't celebrate Christmas, just tell me one thing you like about the month of December wherever you happen to live. ;-)

I'm going to randomly draw twelve (count 'em 12!) names and each will receive a limited edition Zune Christmas card, with a personal message from me, along with a Zune Thoughts micro light. I want to get these out before Christmas, so this contest will be over on Friday the 22nd, sometime around noon. Start posting gang!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Want to Win a Black Zune? Post a Message

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 03:00 PM

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the black Zune that I'm going to give away to one lucky Zune Thoughts reader. I opened the box in Seattle, where I bought it, just to make sure it wasn't defective, booted up OK, and updated it with the latest firmware. It's brand new and never been used, and I'm going to give it to one of you.

Here's how you can win it: simply post a message in this thread telling me one thing you like about the Zune. Any feature you like, any benefit you think the Zune will give you. One post per person, and one week from now on Thursday the 14th I'll do a random drawing at 12 noon my time (Mountain). That person will win the Zune - I'll ship it to them, along with a swanky Zune Thoughts micro light (yet to be unveiled officially), and possibly a couple of other goodies...

Please note that we're manually authenticating everyone's first post on this site, so if you don't see your post appear right away, don't try to post another one. We'll try to check and approve all the posts as quickly as possible, but please wait eight hours before trying to post again. If you've already posted on the site, your post will appear right away.

UPDATE: Yes, I'll ship anywhere in the world, at my cost. So if you're an international user, please enter the contest! The Zune Pass music subscription won't work for you, and you'll need to buy Xbox Live points from a USA retail store, but the Zune software itself works fine, and the Zune will get firmware updates no matter where you are in the world.

Tags: contest, win zune

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Zune Thoughts and the Zune Hookup

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Talk" @ 07:26 PM

There are some disadvantages of being a Zune site staffed, at the moment, by a guy from Canada and a guy from Australia. The first major problem is that because there's no Zune launching here (yet!) there are no events here. I was invited to go to the Zune launch event in Los Angeles that was held a couple of days ago, but after looking at what would be offered, and what wouldn't, I decided to take John Starkweather, a Group Product Manager at Microsoft in the Windows Mobile group, up on his offer to have me come down for a day-long Microsoft campus visit where I'll get a chance to meet with some members of the Zune team, look at some new Windows Mobile stuff, and hopefully chat with someone on the Windows Media team about their massively dysfunctional approach to the Windows Media Video world.

I purchased a last-minute plane ticket (damn those get expensive) and am flying into Seattle on the evening of the 13th. On the morning of the 14th, I'll be going to a retail store to purchased several Zunes (right now it's looking like five or six units). That's something I couldn't have done if I went to the event in LA on the 9th - the invite didn't include a Zune, not even a loaner for review. So it was imperative that I be in the USA on the 14th. I'll spend the remainder of the day on the 14th working on my Zune review, hopefully posting it by that evening. I don't mind saying that it's a little frustrating publishing my first hands-on experience so long after (seemingly) everyone else on the planet has had hands-on time with the Zune, but that's the cards I was dealt. On the 15th, I'll be hitting the Microsoft campus and will hopefully learn some good stuff.

Now here's the part that impacts you: I'll be purchasing one Zune to give away in a contest right here on Zune Thoughts. So if you haven't already registered a user account and posted once to get your account authenticated, do so now so you're ready for the contest. I've also been contacting vendors of Zune accessories, and several have offered up products for review and giveaways. So things are going to start to heat up here at Zune Thoughts - the best is yet to come!

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