Have you noticed all the great giveaways this week? Yes, dear readers, it is share the love week on Tech Savvy Mama in honor of Valentine’s Day. Today I have another great giveaway courtesy of Microsoft- a prize package containing a Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 and a Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000.
Having a video camera connected to our home computer is essential. With grandparents who live in California, Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer spend a fair amount of time doing video chats to keep in touch with their Paw Paw and Kung Kung (Chinese for grandmother and grandfather). The video chats help maintain a connection to grandparents who live over 3000 miles away and ensure that they are never farther away than the computer screen. My parents have watched their grandchildren open presents, put on puppet shows, seen new haircuts or evidence of Captain Computer’s latest injury, and listened as Little Miss Techie has read her favorite books to them. The video camera helps to eliminate the physical distance between grandparents and grandchildren.
While our old video camera has always met our video chatting needs, it was a treat to try the LifeCam VX-5500. I love the LifeCam because it is a compact little device that can fit anywhere on my overcrowded desk (or on top of my flat screen monitor) and lets us chat online with text, voice, and video. It has an impressive list of features that include 3 interchangeable faceplates that allow for customization, 3x zoom, ability to work with many types of messaging programs, and is always in focus. Oh, and the 3 year warranty is also a very nice feature when the kids get super excited and the camera just happens to tumble off whatever surface they have shaken it off of!
Being a mom on the go who is constantly connected to the computer, Microsoft also sent me a couple of Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000s. I threw one in my laptop bag and immediately dazzled everyone upon pulling it out for the first time. It’s compact, the colors are amazing (I love the red garnet and pink topaz!) and it has to be one of the most comfortable mice I have ever used. I also like that it functions as a wireless mouse but has a snap-in receiver that plugs into your USB port to help conserve battery life. Of course it has tons of other fabulous features but really, the colors had me at hello.
So if you’d like to win the ability to video chat with loved ones from afar with a LifeCam VX-5500 ($59.95) and want to bring sexy back your computer workstation with a new Mobile Mouse ($29.95), here’s how you enter to win this amazing prize package:
- Leave a comment telling me who you would like to chat with and if you’d like the Red Garnet or Pink Topaz Wireless Mobile Mouse.
- Write a post linking to my site and giveaway then leave an additional comment with your permalink.
- Twitter about the contest (I’m @techsavvymama on Twitter) and leave another comment.
- Add me to your blogroll and leave an additional comment letting me know!
Huge thanks to Microsoft for sharing the love with Tech Savvy Mama readers and providing products for this wonderful giveaway!
- Disney on Ice tickets for DC Metro readers. You have until Midnight Wednesday to enter.
- 6 copies of System Mechanic to help speed up the performance of your PC. Click here to enter!
- My new favorite photo editing software, Play With Pictures is offering a full version to the first 10,000 who download the trial. Check out this post for more details!
Fine print: To be eligible, enter by completing the above tasks and leaving your comments by Saturday, February 14 at Midnight. One person can enter up to four times by completing each of the tasks as outlined above. Winner will be chosen at random by random.org and will need to reply with their mailing address 48 hours to claim their prize. Products will only be shipped within the United States.
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