HP Magic Giveaway kickoff on jkOnTheRun! Enter here.

Hpn80175_blog_300x250_v4_2Finally it’s time to kick off our HP Magic Giveaway where one lucky winner will snag a huge prize bundle full of magic.  It’s a great time of year to be giving such a great bunch of stuff away and we’re making it really easy to enter our contest.  A big shout out to HP and Microsoft for putting this contest together and supplying all the great prizes!

Here’s what’s being given away, all to one super duper lucky duck:

  • HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC
  • HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
  • HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)
  • HP Mini 1000 (with XP)
  • HP MediaSmart Connect
  • HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
  • HP 564 Photo Value Pak
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses
  • Microsoft Windows Live
  • Corel VideoStudio X
  • Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-Ray)


That’s FOUR new computer systems accompanied by all that other good stuff.  The TouchSmart is a 25-inch all-in-one PC that is totally awesome, the HDX18 is an 18-inch laptop, the dv4 is yet another cool laptop and the Mini 1000 is the newest netbook from HP.  You could win all of this stuff in time for the holidays if you follow the simple rules and enter our contest.

All you have to do to enter the contest is to post a comment on this thread that shares your best mobile tech tip that has provided you the most “magic”.  That’s it, certainly not too much work to win all this cool stuff.  Your tip can be anything that makes your mobile tech work well for you and that you think worth sharing.  Explain your tip with enough detail that anyone can figure out how to start using your idea with no help.  Since this is a giving time of year and HP is sharing all this cool gear with the winner we think it would be super if the winner would share some of that stuff with those who need it.  There are four computers after all, and while it’s not a requirement it would be special to see it shared with others.  If you will share some of this prize package then tell us who you will share it with and why.  That’s all you need to do to have a shot at over $6,000 of great gear.

Here are the official rules for the jkOnTheRun HP Magic Giveaway contest:

  1. Entries must be left in a comment on this post, nowhere else.
  2. Only one entry per person.
  3. Contest is open to all entrants world-wide.
  4. Entry to consist of your best tech tip to share explained in detail.  Plans to share part of the prizes should also be left in the same comment.
  5. Contest will accept entries from December 16 – December 22.
  6. Kevin and I will choose the ten best entries and choose the winner randomly from them to be announced December 23.
  7. Winner will have 24 hours to provide us with shipping information via email upon our announcement, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen.
  8. Our decisions are final.
  9. Our friends and families are not eligible nor are any employees of the GigaOM network.

That’s it, now isn’t that simple?  Get thinking about your best mobile tech tip and leave the advice in your comment.  Only seven days until someone is going to have the best holiday season ever!  Good luck!