Contest: Win a $50 Amazon Gift card and Goodies from Digital Innovations


If you use CDs, DVDs or have a flat screen monitor / TV, then you will want to enter this contest. The folks at Digital Innovations have been kind enough to offer the following prize package (worth $135.00) to one lucky reader here at The Gadgeteer. Check out the details…


$50 gift card

The DiscDr premier DVD Repair: a CD/DVD/Game repair unit. It resurfaces damaged discs to allow you to save your favorite music, movies or games. ($44.99 value)

The DVDDr Premier Laser Lens Cleaner: Manufacturers
recommend to clean the lens of the CD and DVD players about every 3 months or
40hrs for optimal playback quality of video and sound. This
piece of gear makes it easy to do that task and even comes with software to
setup your Home Theater. ($14.99 value)

The CleanDr Plasma/LCD cleaning kit: Basic, but useful, especially
since the anti-glare coating on HDTVs can not handle household
cleaning solution like Windex. ($24.99 value)


1. Create a gravatar (a universal avatar) and respond to this contest post with a comment, so we can see your avatar.
2. If you already have a gravatar, then just post a comment.
3. The default snowflake gravatar doesn’t count as a valid avatar.
4. This contest is only open to Gadgeteer readers with an address here in the US.
5. A winner will be chosen at random sometime on 12/14/08 and will be posted here.

Good luck!

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  • kevin December 9, 2008, 11:20 am

    Cool, that DVD repair unit would be handy since my 2 year old has figured out how to open DVD cases :).

  • Edmund Ng December 9, 2008, 11:21 am

    We got a plasma TV over the summer, and one of our cats like chasing things on the screen. We can definitely use the cleaner to get paw prints off the screen.

  • J.P. December 9, 2008, 11:22 am

    Don’t have an LCD TV, but the parents do. And I could always use an Amazon gift certificate πŸ™‚

    — J.P.

  • Bryan Sherman December 9, 2008, 11:26 am

    Thanks, interesting feature

  • Darrin December 9, 2008, 11:30 am

    i have 4 kids, my three youngest are 5, 3 and 2. you can imagine what happens to DVD’s and CD’s around my place.

    the only thing worse than shelling out for a Barney DVD is buying the same one twice, LOL.

    my gravitar was created after the 31 days of the dragon contest earlier this year and i have been using it ever since. i enjoy this site and its content, not to mention it’s awesome contests.

    that’s why my gravitar “plugs”

  • Daryl Spitzer December 9, 2008, 11:45 am

    Keep using Twitter Julie. (I fall behind on reading blogs at times–even The Gadgeteer–but I do a better job of keeping up with Twitter.)

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Sean Smith December 9, 2008, 12:24 pm

    Well, I got a gravatar, I hope it works! I would love to win the contest!!

  • Ravi December 9, 2008, 12:38 pm

    Here is my gravatar. Hope it looks good.

    [Edited at December 09, 2008 12:38:38 PM.]

  • Ken Gedgaud December 9, 2008, 12:46 pm

    I wasn’t sure how the Avatar got from the gravatar site to The Gadgeteer, so this took longer than I thought it would. I was looking for some setting I needed to change here to get the gravatar to show up.
    I used the one I have on sites that allow personal avatars. I had 3 ferrets before I got married, so I thought of using this a long time ago.
    Thanks for the introduction to Gravatar.
    Now I have to see what other sites I’m registered on use Gravatar.

    Thanks for the fun Julie.

  • Joe Kim December 9, 2008, 12:49 pm

    Love the contest and hope to win!

  • Julie December 9, 2008, 1:33 pm


    Your gravatar is tied to the email address that you used to register for an account here on The Gadgeteer. So, you should sign up on the gravatar site using the same address. If you need to know the address that you used here, email me and I’ll let you know… I don’t want to post it here for obvious reasons :o)

  • Rob O'Daniel December 9, 2008, 2:05 pm

    It’s nothing flashy – same image I use on forums & such, but here’s my Gravatar. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest, Julie!

  • OHRassi December 9, 2008, 2:37 pm

    too much hoop-jumping….arrrgh!!!

  • Ned December 9, 2008, 8:39 pm

    Contest entry for a gravatar pic… works for me. Good blog btw…

  • vance December 9, 2008, 9:11 pm

    so, how does it follow you to other blogs?

  • Rob Tillotson December 9, 2008, 11:07 pm

    The secret to Gravatar is that it’s not actually on our site at all… your avatar here or on other sites where it appears is just an embedded image link with your email address in it (hashed to prevent spam harvesting), pointing to Their servers do all the actual work of resizing, filtering by rating, making geometric icons for people who don’t have a Gravatar yet, and so forth.

    From a system implementation standpoint, it is almost embarrassingly simple… far, far less work than adding a site-specific avatar system here to let you upload and store it on our server. And this way, you get to use the same avatar on lots and lots of blogs and forums too.


  • mellon December 9, 2008, 11:36 pm

    I like easy contests…and I won’t complain or ask for lengthy explanations on why my gravatar did not win!!

  • Darrin December 10, 2008, 9:58 am


    its magic, thats how!!

  • David Hernandez December 10, 2008, 10:39 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the Giveaway!

  • John Kes December 10, 2008, 1:08 pm

    I like this kind of contest!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    [Edited at December 10, 2008 13:08:48 PM.]

  • Renee Roberts December 10, 2008, 3:52 pm

    So, this is interesting… I need to incorporate this into my site… Thanks for the contest entry, and a wonderful education on Gravatar, Julie. I would have never played with it unless you told us about it. πŸ™‚

    [Edited at December 10, 2008 15:53:17 PM.]

  • Penelope Pince December 11, 2008, 1:57 am

    Hope this works. Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Holiday!
    πŸ™‚ P

  • Edd Twilbeck December 11, 2008, 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the chance – love the blog and love the prize! Keep up the good work here! hope this works!

  • Barbara Baker December 12, 2008, 5:39 pm

    I’m always up for easy-peasy contest entries too…Thanks Julie!!!

  • Julie December 14, 2008, 2:59 pm

    The winner of this contest (by a random drawing) is:

    Barbara Baker

    Congrats Barb! :o)

    For everyone else, I have another contest starting tomorrow that you’ll all definitely want to try to win… Be sure to check back!

  • Barbara Baker December 14, 2008, 3:01 pm

    Oh Wow Julie…THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! This is so cool!!!!

    I appreciate it so much!!!!

    -barbarabaker πŸ™‚

  • Julie December 14, 2008, 3:26 pm

    You may thank :o)

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