Crave giveaway: A gaggle of back-to-school gifts

Our nifty prize pack includes a stylish alarm clock, a portable 16-inch monitor, multitasking iPad and iPhone cases, and a space-saving 12-port USB hub.

AOC's portable USB-powered monitor includes a built-in smart stand that can be configured for landscape or portrait display. AOC

Congrats to James A. of Mtn. Home, Idaho, for winning last week's giveaway, a Braven 625s Bluetooth speaker, speakerphone, and device charger.

All around us, it's back-to-school time, and this week's giveaway is here to help you and yours get back in the scholastic swing. First things first, there's that waking-up-early thing. Our prize package includes an Edifier Tick Tock Dock Bluetooth alarm clock and iPhone/iPod docking system that looks like an old-style waker-upper, but delivers sound through the two speakers masquerading as retro bells.

Next up, a 16-inch portable LED monitor from AOC powered solely by USB. The device works with PCs or Macs and includes a built-in smart stand for landscape and portrait display.

Your tablet and smartphone will need a new back-to-school wardrobe, will they not? You'll get to dress your iPad up in a Booq booqpad, a case that craftily combines an iPad 2 or 3 with a notepad for jotting notes on your next big idea. You'll also get a flashy outfit for your iPhone 4 or 4S -- an Ego Hybrid Series USB case fitted with a removable 8GB slide-in USB thumbdrive.

Hybrid Series USB Case
Ego's Hybrid Series USB Case for the iPhone and iPhone 4S comes with a built-in thumbdrive. Ego

Finally, we're tossing in a Satechi portable 12-port USB hub, a great space-saving add-on for Mac or PC.

Normally, this back-to-school gift pack would cost you approximately $330, but you have the chance to get it for absolutely bupkes. How do you go about doing that? There are a few rules, so please read carefully. (And while you've got school on the brain, be sure to visit CNET's back-to-school tech guide for ideas aplenty on products worth your time and money.)

  • 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) back-to-school gift pack with a retail value of approximately $330.
  • 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 20, at 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 20, 2012. See official rules for details.

Good luck.

 

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