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Crave giveaway: Stylish Martian Notifier smartwatch

The Martian Notifier flaunts classic analog style with advanced phone alerts, and this week we're giving one away for free.

It looks like a classic watch, but has modern features. Sarah Tew/CNET

Editor's note: this contest closed at noon ET on Monday, February 16.

Congratulations to Brian C. of Jaffrey, N.H., for winning a pair of A-Audio Icon wireless headphones in last week's giveaway. Like the idea of getting subtle phone alerts sent to your wrist? Look no further.

This week we're giving away a Martian Notifier, which melds classic analog style with smartphone savvy by delivering customizable notifications for just about any iOS or Android app to your arm via vibration. You can even have the watch buzz distinctively, almost Morse code-style, for each type of message.

CNET reviewer Brian Bennett calls the watch "a whiz at smartphone alerts," and says that if you're looking for a smartwatch that doesn't bust the budget, it's hard to beat this one.

Of course, you don't have to worry about budget since you'll be getting the $129.99 Martian Notifier for free. How do you go about doing that? There are a few rules, 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) Martian Notifier smartwatch, with a retail value of $129.99
  • 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 February 16, 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. 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, February 16, 2015. See official rules for details.

Good luck. (And be sure to follow Crave on Twitter: @crave)

The Notifier offers plenty of control over which alerts the watch receives. Sarah Tew/CNET