Anyone that needs to travel for work knows just how important it is to have access to your email and documents wherever you are and most probably have a laptop to stay connected. Laptops aren’t just great for work thought. You can take your music, photos and movies with you when going away on holiday and of course, also use it to check into Facebook now and then. Besides using it for fun, it is essential for every child growing up to have access to a computer at home. Not only will it help a great deal getting those school projects completed but they will also learn how to use a computer from a young age. If its time you upgrade from that old PC, go and enter now for your chance to win this Samsung Series 9 Notebook worth R14 999.
Win a TV and other amazing gadgets – Some of the best competitions we find are those in which you can win cutting edge electronics like smartphones, tablets, computers, HD TVs and digital cameras. If you’re in need of some new high tech gadgets, our electronic competitions page is where you will find it all. If you like what you see, please show your support by clicking the red +1 button on the top right hand side of the page.
We’ve finally stumbled upon a competition in which you can win the new Apple iPad mini, and we hope you’re as excited as we are. The new iPad mini is just the device so many of us have waited for and now finally, it’s here. While the existing iPads are great, they’re simply too heavy to hold in one hand. When you’re watching movies in bed, or reading a book, the iPad mini is just the right size and weight to make it comfortable enough to forget about it. Which one do you prefer? The iPad or the iPad mini?
The iPad mini hits that sweet spot when it comes to the balance between size, weight and performance. It’s light enough to hold in one hand, small enough to fit almost anywhere while still delivering super fast processing and a brilliant viewing experience. Reading the news, watching a movie, checking your email, updating your Facebook or playing games to kill the time has never been this much fun. This take-it-anywhere tablet is a must have for any family. It’s not all fun and games though. There are some great educational apps for the kids which will not only aid in their education, but will teach them to use computers from a young age.
Unleash those songs on your iPod with this beautiful Tivoli iPal. This sleek and stylish wireless speaker is the perfect match for your iPod or any other music player and not only does it support playback through an auxiliary input, it’s also a AM/FM tuner which features Automatic Frequency Control (AFC), for better reception and less distortion. The iPal has a built in battery which will push out your favourite tunes for around 3 hours on one charge which allows you to take it anywhere with you without needing a power source. The best feature of the iPal however is the sound it delivers and while being compact, packs a punch audio wise. If you’d like to own one, go and enter now!
Listen up Blackberry fans, this is the competition you’ve been waiting for. Blackberry has recently launched their much-anticipated Blackberry Z10 smartphone, their first full touch screen phone. This new handset by Blackberry offers their customers a similar experience to those offered by the iPhone and Android handsets and has been completely redesigned from the ground up with the most noteworthy difference to previous models, the lack of a physical keyboard. Now while some still prefer their physical QWERTY keyboards the benefits of not having one far outweigh having to get used to a touch screen keyboard, and Blackberry has finally come to the party.
With speeds like these, it’s not long before ADSL will be a thing of the past for most home internet users. While the average home user only has a 1Mbps ADSL line, with LTE, the new 4G technology being rolled out across South Africa, speeds of up to 60Mbps are now possible. While cost still remains a big factor when deciding on a service provider, cellular networks will no doubt reduce the cost of their data services dramatically and we’ll finally be able to enjoy these speeds without breaking the bank. Vodacom is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a new L100 Alcatel LTE USB Modem which you can with you wherever you go while enjoying super fast internet.
Audio docking stations really made listening to music from your portable devices a lot easier. Most of them are unfortunately device specific and will only work with certain models of phones, which is great if you only want to listen to your own music, but not so great when your friends come over. The Samsung Audio Dock has the solution. Besides being a dock for Apple devices, it also offers Bluetooth and airplay streaming right from your phone, playing tracks from a USB stick or drive and it also features AUX connectivity which by today’s standards pretty much covers them all. Besides being a really versatile music player, it sounds and looks great too. Go and get it.
Phones have almost taken over the compact camera market. The reason is simple. Connectivity. Not only can you snap a picture from your phone, you can immediately edit and share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or email. The lack of picture quality smartphone cameras produce compared to their bigger lens and better quality sensor camera counterparts, is a minor drawback considering the benefits your phone offers. Until now that is. Samsung has recently released their Galaxy Camera which offers a whole new take on the compact camera. The camera runs Android, the same OS as in most mobile phones today and offers everything your phone’s camera does, and a little more.
If your choice of smartphone is still Blackberry but you’ve been hoping for something a little more advanced than your current handset, the new Blackberry Q10 could be the answer. If you also still prefer a physical keyboard instead of a full touch screen phone, look no further. The recently launched Blackberry Q10 has been redesigned from the ground up and now offers a “ergonomically sculpted keyboard” and a new 3.1 inch OLED display. Other features include: Intelligent calendar, Super fast Browsing, Trusted Security, Camera with Time Shift Mode, Voice COntrol, Blackberry Maps and much more. For your chance to own one, enter this competition today.
Earphones compared to headphones are a much better option if you would like to listen to music while exercising Because of their size, they’re really portable and can quickly be stored away pretty much anywhere. One thing they do lack however is quality sound. Now we can almost hear you saying that your sounds great but trust us, compared to these Monster DNA headphones, they don’t. Featuring the breakthrough Pure Monster Sound and Advanced Noise Isolating cushions, these are some of the best headphones you’ll ever rest onto your ears. Besides delivering exception sound, you would want a pair just because of their looks. And to close the deal, they function as a hands-free kit too.
BlackBerry has really opened up the smartphone market here in South Africa and while the competition is getting stronger and market share seems to be balancing out, it still seems as though every second cellphone owner has a BlackBerry. If you’re the every other person and still haven’t switched your old phone for a smartphone, whatever the reason may be, this could be your chance to also get in on the BlackBerry action. Vodacom is giving away a BlackBerry Bold 9780 in one of their latest online competitions, go and enter now for your chance to win.
The days of being restricted by where you can use the internet at home is finally something of the past and now most homes with ADSL have a wireless network too. Now everyone in the family can access cheap internet from anywhere in the home whether it be from a mobile phone or computer. With more and more devices such as TVs, game consoles and even appliances being connected a wireless network at home just makes sense. Another reasons for setting up a wireless network at home is to share your music and movies with the whole family so that they can enjoy it on their own devices, wherever they are in the home. The WiDrive does both. Wi-Fi router, external hard drive and NAS server all in one.
There are two types of people who would want to enter this competition; those that have such an active lifestyle that most of the technology available is just not cut out to take the punishment you will through at them, and then there are those people who are a little more clumsy than others. So whether you’re outdoors more than in, or you just need a phone to survive the next drop in the bath, go and enter to stand a chance of winning this dust-proof and water-resistant compact smartphone. Unlike most of the ‘rugged’ smartphones we’ve seen in the past, this one actually looks and works great too.
While online shopping continues to grow, many in South Africa have never purchased anything online, even though it has become very safe and convenient to do so. There are online shops that sell pretty much anything you can imagine and in many cases at much better prices that what you pay in brick and morter retail shops. One such shop is HomeChoice, an online shop where you can buy anything from bedding to cookware to electronics. This month they’re giving a lucky HomeChoice shopper the chance at winning a brand new laptop worth R6 999 for buying something from their online shop. So if you’d like to give online shopping a go, this is your chance.
Back when we mostly used photo albums we didn’t have nearly as many pics and sorting them was not really a challenge. Since the dawn of the digital age the amount of pictures we keep on our hard drives have massively increased and for most, it’s a difficult task to quickly find a picture you’re looking for between the thousands of other pics. Applications like Picasa make that task easier, especially if your pictures carry a GPS coordinate which these applications can use to show you your photos on a map, based on where they were taken. The Canon Powershot cameras now feature integrated GPS which will do exactly this.
For the guys that need their technology to be tough enough to deal with their extreme and active lifestyle, this competition is for you. Stand a chance to win one of these seriously tough, Swiss-made, carbon-reinforced Luminox watches with extra-hard mineral glass. Built to work and last in extreme conditions, theses timepieces are tough enough for the most challenging environments. Men’s Health is offering four lucky readers the chance to own one of these so if you need a watch that can keep the time now matter what, enter now.
Last of the big camera manufacturers to offer a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is Canon with their new Canon EOS M. These camera’s which are a mix between DSLRs and point and shoot digital cameras offer the ability to switch lenses, something that isn’t possible with a point and shoot camera, while being compact enough to take anywhere. If you’re simply a hobbyist photographer, but you need more than what current compact digital cameras can offer and don’t want to carry a big bulky SLR with you everywhere you go, the Canon EOS M digital camera is the perfect choice. Now you can make it yours by entering this free Woman’s Health competition online! Hit enter to find out more.