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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Mother's Day giveaway: Win a $100 Jawbone ICON wireless headset
As I pulled into the preschool parking lot the other week, I saw a mom chatting away on her cell phone as she backed her car out of a spot. Her kid wasn't in the car, but there were plenty of moms walking around the lot with their children. I was really annoyed. Talking on a handheld phone while you're driving is dangerous (and it's also illegal in our state). Research has shown you are four times more likely to get into a car accident if you're driving and talking on a cell phone. And don't even get me started on blockheads who text and drive.
Dave does most of the driving (despite my squawking about his driving skills, or lack thereof), and has been using a wireless headset for years. He's tried a bunch of different kinds, but he's never been thrilled with any of them. Then Jawbone sent us two ICONS to test-drive, and now we're both hooked. They're the only Bluetooth headset out there that has high-tech background noise reduction, and they definitely do the job. People hear you completely clearly and without background noise even if, say, your little girl is in the backseat screaming "MAX PULLED MY HAIR! MAX PULLED MY HAIR!" The ICON is also easy to connect to your BlackBerry (me) or iPhone (Dave), and it feels comfy in your ear.
It also looks pretty cool, and can I please have a profile like hers in my next life?
Want to win a Jawbone Icon, worth $100, in any design you'd like? Just leave a comment about whether at any given moment you're more likely to be found talking on your phone, reading or writing e-mails, or texting. You can usually find me on e-mail, occasionally on a call. I never text.
BONUS entries: After you leave your main comment, leave a separate one for each of the following that you've done:
• Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with your tweet time stamp (translation for Twitter newbies: click on the time below the tweet, which shows you the URL). You can use this tweet: Win a $100 Jawbone ICON wireless headset from @LoveThatMax, ends 5/11, http://tinyurl.com/23gx5pt
• Subscribe to the To The Max feed; you can do that here, or another way, and leave a comment saying how you subscribed.
• Follow this blog on Blogger.
• Join the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
• Mention this giveaway on your blog, and leave a link to your post below.
• Add my button to your blog and post a link to your blog in the comment below.
This giveaway is open until Tuesday, 5/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST, and is for United States and Canadian residents only. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, 5/12, and e-mail you.
Good luck! And please, don't talk on your cell phone or PDA and drive without a headset. Do it for the sake of our kids' safety, if nothing else.
Update: The winner is Stimey. Happy phone-talking!