Congrats to Sheraz T. of New York, N.Y., for winning a bag of Comic-Con swag in last week's giveaway (be sure to catch part 2 of our Comic-Con freebie-fest next Friday, August 9). This week we're giving away a Boombotix Boombot Rex ultraportable speaker.
We featured one of these cute little water-resistant gadgets in a giveaway earlier this year, but this one's a bit different. It's part of a limited run of Rexes (Rexi?) that's benefiting the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund. Boombotix plans to donate 20 percent of revenues from the product to the nonprofit, which helps injured bike messengers.
The Boombotix Boombot Rex Limited Edition, which measures about 3x3x2 inches and weighs less than a pound, connects via Bluetooth to smartphones, tablets, and any other device with a 1/8-inch standard headphone jack. It's got built-in voice control so you can dial a contact or play a song, all while keeping your handheld device in your pocket and your eyes on the trail.
It packs custom-tuned, 36-millimeter full-range drivers and a matching tuned bass woofer and you'll get 6 to 8 hours of battery life per charge.
The Boombot Rex Limited Edition is currently making a run on Indiegogo (delivery is expected this month regardless of how the crowdfunding campaign turns out), with Boombotix aiming to raise $20,000 for the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund. So how do you go about getting a $129.99 Boombotix Boombot Rex Limited Edition for your very own -- for free? Well, like this:
- Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
- Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
- Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
- The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Boombotix Boombot Rex Limited Edition, with a retail value of $129.99.
- If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries can be submitted until Monday, August 5, 12 p.m. ET.
And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, August 5, 2013. See official rules for details.