Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page
"Check it out to see past prizes and contest winners.
The items below show the prizes that you can win at Community-Credit this month(February 2008 ). You can have a chance at earning one of these prizes by contributing to the development community
this month. Simply log your contributions (points awarded for over 100 types of contributions
) and the geeks with the most points at the end of February 2008 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.But first... a word from our Sponsor: StupidCubicle.com
This month we are happy to have a brand new sponsor. It is our sister site, StupidCubicle.com
. The site only has a few products right now, but they are cool products. Be sure to give them some love. Drop us an email and let us know what you think. Onto this Month's Prizes...Grand Prize: Touchscreen Cell Phone/PDA Wristwatch
Lets get it out in the open. We've all lusted after wristwatch cell phones before cell phones even existed. Hey, we love our iPhones... but there's something irresistible about talking *** Tracy style into your watch. Fortunately we don't have to play favorites because the Touchscreen Cell Phone/PDA Wristwatch is an unlocked GSM cell phone. Just pop your existing sim card out of the top of your iPhone (or other GSM Cell Phone from AT&T/Cingular or T-Mobile) and insert it into the back of the watch and power it up. Call your standard cell phone number and your wrist will start ringing.
The Touchscreen Cell Phone Wristwatch has a great feature set considering it's small size. Of course you can make and receive calls (dial by pulling the tiny included stylus from the side of the watch and tapping the numbers on the screen) but you can also play MP3 files, watch movies, store hundreds of phone numbers and send SMS messages and enter schedules or notes with basic handwriting recognition. With 60 Meg of built in storage, you're not going to get tons of media onto the watch but it's sweet that it can do it. If you find the volume of the built in speakerphone to be a bit low, you can even use the included bluetooth headset or wired headphones for best performance (any other bluetooth headset will work as well).
1st Prize: The Television Interactive Snowboarding Game.
This digital game plugs into your television and translates a rider's weight shifts into movement on screen, allowing young snowboarders to challenge lifelike slopes at any time without the need for a mountain or winter weather. The snowboard system includes four game modes (show-off, time challenge, pipedream, and Tokyo megaplex) in which boarders can race, carve turns, and execute jumps and other aerial maneuvers on the virtual mountain simply by moving their body weight as they would on a real snowboard. The game graphics depict a wide variety of snowboarding terrain and objects, including slopes, moguls, jumps, half-pipes, alpine forests, mountain ranges, and other skiers and snowboarders. Authe ntic sounds like the swift susurrus of a board on snow and the voices of race announcers enhance game realism
2nd Prize: Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker
Even Ninjas need their sleep. For a Ninja, sleep is a time of renewal, contemplation, and rejuvenation. And when a Ninja sleeps, it is a very deep sleep. Most sleeping Ninjas can only be roused from slumber by another Ninja, which is a big problem if you are a Ninja, are tired, must wake up for a secret Ninja mission, and the only Ninja in your office. Good thing we found the Sonic Bomb Clock - it will wake even the soundest Ninja Nap.
3rd Prize: "Back Off" LED Invaders Door Mat
Contrary to popular belief, here at ThinkGeek we do sometimes like the company of humans. But frankly we've gotten pretty tired of folks knocking at the ThinkGeek secret headquarters of doom during our daily extended gadget play time. Aliens, robots and the UPS guy are welcome anytime, but to deter those other annoying carbon based life forms we've installed the Back Off LED Invaders Door Mat. This nifty doormat is imported from France and features a glowing display and motion sensor. Any time someone comes near, a glowing green space invader moves back and forth across the top of the mat. Potential guests, having left their phasers at home, will usually run shrieking in fear.
5th Prize: Mix Tape USB Stick
Remember in the days before digital music and MP3 players? If you do, then you probably made compilations of all your favourite music, to share with your friends and loved ones, on good old fashioned blank cassette tapes. If you miss making mix tapes this product will inspire you again!
6th Prize: Halo 3 Messenger Bag
If you're a cybernetically enhanced human in a Mjölnir Mark VI combat suit, and you've got to save the galaxy from being sterilized by fire, you need to carry quite an arsenal with you. Unfortunately, the designers of the armor you're wearing forgot to include pockets.
You've got to be able to carry up to 8 grenades, 1 powerup, and a secondary weapon, not to mention all the ammunition. Luckily, the fine folks at the United Nations Space Command developed a bag that's got more than enough room without looking like a purse. Two bags, in khaki and gray, have six zippered and velcroed interior compartments big enough to carry your entire stockpile of death-dealing equipment... Or a couple of textbooks, 15" laptop, iPod, cellphone, pens, papers...
7th Prize: The Weird Al Show Complete Series DVD Set
Weird Al Yankovic's signature warped comedy, original songs, TV and movies spoofs and off-beat animation are what makes this 13 episode, 1997 CBS Saturday morning series a treasure chest of all things Al. Includes performances by Bill Murray, Dr.Demento, Stan Freburg and, of course, Grammy award winning Weird Al himself.
8th Prize: Simpson LED USB Desk Light
Homer says “I'm just not that bright" but you’ll be with this Homer Simpson USB powered LED light on your desk.
9th Prize: Wi-Fi Detecting Watch
For a geek on the go, checking for wi-fi is like checking to see if it's raining outside. It's an essential resource that is necessary for proper operation of the many gadgets that we carry. When wi-fi is not available it can really rain on your parade and cause you to go searching for a nice safe place to connect.
10th Prize: Racing Grannies
Two high-octane octogenarians rev up their wheelchairs and spin around the 10-piece track; individual controls keep the action going.
11th Prize: Butt Station Desktop Organizer
He looks like he's sitting down on the job; in fact, he's got everything under control. This fabulous modern piece combines the function of your tape dispenser, paper clip dish, sticky note holder and pen stash, all in one funny unit. Bonus: Magnetic hiney. Need we say more?
12th Prize: Talking Toilet Paper Holder
Talking TP makes going to the bathroom a startling and memorable experience for your friends and family! You can record or re-record a voice message or sound up to 6 seconds long and it plays automatically when someone unrolls the toilet paper!
13th Prize: Dummy Security Camera with Blinking LED
Sometimes security is designed to be barely noticeable, so as not to detract from the main event or draw any attention. Other times, it is deliberately obvious to tell would-be wrongdoers "don't even think about it". The Dummy Security Camera with Blinking LED lets any hooligans know that someone could be watching their every move or at least taking some video footage of their devious deeds.
15th Prize: Microserfs
The novel begins with a glimpse into the lives of employees of Microsoft: the people that create the technology that sits on the majority of office desks in the world. Microsoft is portrayed as having a feudalistic structure, with Bill Gates as its lord and the employees as Microserfs. The characters, most of them in their early or mid-twenties, share the same workplace and home in the Seattle area. They decry their employment situation and the effects it has on their social lives: their daily schedules are dictated by software product cycles.
When one of them decides to leave Microsoft and found a software company to create a Lego-like software toy called "Oop!" (a reference to object-oriented programming), the others jump at the opportunity to join him in California. They leave behind stability and job security for the relative unknowns of a start-up company. The characters are driven not only by the chance that their software product will be financially successful, but also by the chance to be "One-Point-Oh": "To be the first to do the first version of something". The novel examines the effects on their personal lives of their struggle to obtain venture capital and bring their software to market.