Crave giveaway: Lemur BlueDriver wireless car diagnostic tool
Win a portable gadget that monitors your car's performance and delivers diagnostic data straight to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
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A couple of weeks ago, Keith W. of Casselberry, Fla., won a Foldylock folding bike lock in the Crave giveaway. This week, we move from bikes to cars with Lemur Vehicle Monitors' BlueDriver, a gadget that turns your smartphone or tablet into an auto diagnostic tool that lets you wirelessly monitor your car's performance.
Download the free BlueDriver app for iOS and Android, and plug in the little 2.25-inch by 1.75-inch BlueDriver into your car's OBD-II port. It reads diagnostic data from the engine and sends it over Bluetooth to your phone, letting you check your engine performance, examine and interpret error codes, turn off a check-engine light, and even get a sense of whether your vehicle will pass its smog check.
CNET reviewer Wayne Cunningham calls the Lemur BlueDriver "a convenient tool for those who want some ability to work on and understand modern engines." So what do you have to do to snag one of these $99.95 devices for free? Our makers of rules have handed down a few, so please read carefully.
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The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Lemur Vehicle Monitors BlueDriver with a retail value of $99.95.
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 Monday, October 27, 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 OR WIRELESS DEVICE 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, October 27, 2014. See official rules for details.
Good luck. (And be sure to follow Crave on Twitter: @crave)
BlueDriver turns your smartphone into an engine scan tool (pictures)