Saturday, August 29th, 2009
CONTEST – VTech S9181 WiFi Internet Radio
vtechphones.comUsually when I post a contest or giveaway, I try to frame it with some sort of context or relevancy to the zeitgeist at large (as I see it, anyways). Other times I don’t bother because the prize is self-explanatory and cool. This is one of these times.
And the prize is this. A VTech S9181 WiFi internet radio appliance. As the name implies, it’s a device that connects to your wireless internet connection and picks up over 11,000 (their claim) online radio stations that you can listen to through its own speakers or run through your stereo. It’s also got a built-in FM tuner for if you’re feeling old school and, if I read the specs correctly, can also play MP3s from a media server PC. In short, it’s cool and I kinda want one. But instead, courtesy of Filter, I’m giving one away. Someday someone will explain to me why that is.
To enter, leave me a comment below with your favourite radio station – online, terrestrial, satellite, whatever – and why. Make sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you’re a winner. And in keeping with the borderless-ness of the internet, this is open to anyone anywhere BUT a couple caveats: First, though the AC adapter can probably handle international voltages up to 240V (as most decent electronics can) it has a plug for North American plugs so if you’ve got those crazy-big European plugs (on account of being in Europe) you’ll need an adapter. And second, this thing is shipping from the US and will presumably have an accurate value noted on it for the customs folk – if you get dinged with duty and/or brokerage fees, you’re on your own. If you’re in America, you have no worries whatsoever.
Contest closes at midnight September 7.