Congratulations to Justin B. of Lake Elsinore, California, for winning an iBattz Refuel Invictus charging case for the iPhone 6 in last week's giveaway, and to Jim L. of Nashville, Indiana, for winning a House of Marley Chant BT Bluetooth speaker the week before that.
Think those writing tools known as pens are things of the past? This week's prize may change your mind.
It's the Neo smartpen N2, a smartpen designed to capture and store handwritten notes and drawings and transfer them, instantly or later on, to your iOS or Android digital device. You can then share your notes using either Evernote or Google Drive. Imagine the possibilities, doodlers.
The Neo smartpen N2, which looks and feels like a traditional pen, emerged from a highly successful Kickstarter campaign aimed at people who like the feel of writing with a pen but also want digital convenience. The pen turns on automatically when you start writing, recognizes what page or notebook it is on, and stores data into its internal memory, which can accommodate up to a thousand A4-size pages).
The winner of this week's giveaway gets the aluminum pen, as well as the special NeoLab graph-like paper required to capture the pen's scrawls, a package worth approximately $195. NeoNotes, a companion app for iOS or Android, can be downloaded for free.
So how do you go about winning a Neo smartpen N2? There are few rules, of course, so please read carefully.
- 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) Neo smartpen N2, with a retail value of approximately $195.
- If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. 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 August 17, 12:00 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. DATA RATES MAY APPLY. 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 17, 2015. See official rules for details.
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