Giveaway Day 12, Part One: AR.Drone and Basketball Signed by Steve Nash


TSJ has always believed in the power of giveaways–and in our kickass readers the past few months. As our way of giving back for the holidays, we’re rolling out our biggest giveaways yet with our 12 Days of Giveaways free shit blowout. Every weekday for the next few weeks, we’ll be giving away everything from DVDs and books to gadgets and furniture for you to stuff your own stocking. Keep your eye out for the daily post to see how you can win hundreds of dollars worth of freebies.

It’s the final day of our 12 Days of Giveaways blowout, and we’ve saved the best for last. Today’s prizes are pretty much jaw-dropping.

A few weeks ago, we showed you what happens when you put two cameras, Wi-Fi and iPhone-operated controls on four spinning blades: the Parrot AR.Drone, a model helicopter straight from the future. This thing is a beast. Use its two cameras to remotely see what your Drone sees from your iPod or iPhone, then use that to control its flight pattern and make it hover mid-air or swoop down for a sneak attack. Plus, it can use its two cameras for virtual reality games using one or more of the drones, meaning you can use these things to engage your friends in mid-air combat and search-and-destroy missions. Basically, it’s a personal helicopter, evolved.

Take one part AR.Drone and add a healthy splash of Steve Nash, and you’ll be drinking up today’s first giveaway in a jiffy: we’ve got a Parrot AR.Drone signed by Steve Nash, plus a Steve Nash-signed basketball and a second new-in-box AR.Drone in today’s contest.

Steve Nash is, of course, the two-time NBA MVP point guard for the Phoenix Suns and an all around classy guy. Above, you can watch him explain the AR.Drone and give it a quick flight around the court, demonstrating its impressive capabilities. The thing hovers, it flies, and you can observe all the action right from your phone’s screen. With this thing, the possibilities for pranks and fun are virtually endless.

One lucky winner will get a Parrot AR.Drone signed by the man himself, on its removable hull. Another will get a Steve Nash autographed basketball and a third will get a brand new AR.Drone of their own. Santa was good to TSJ this year, so we’re passing on the goodwill- just follow the instructions below to win:

Go to Parrot’s Facebook page (click here) and watch all of Steve Nash’s videos demonstrating the Parrot’s abilities. Then come back here, and in the comments, answer this question: in one of the videos, Steve has to complete a certain number of maneuvers with the AR.Drone in a minute. What’s the maneuver and how many does he complete? Then tell us what you’d do with an AR.Drone- a game you’d invent or how you’d use the Drone- and explain why the Drone would make your life complete.

All commenters must answer the first question correctly to be eligible to win. The commenter with the best use for a Drone wins a Steve Nash signed Parrot AR.Drone, and two runners-up with the second and third best uses win a Steve Nash signed basketball and a new-in-box AR.Drone, respectively.

Giveaway closes Thursday, Dec. 23.

Be sure to provide a legit e-mail address when you comment so we can contact you.

Sorry, U.S. contestants only.

That’s it! Easy, right? Get inventive- if Nash and his buddy Brendan can play soccer with theirs, what can you dream up?

Definitely be sure to stop by later today for our final 12 Days of Giveaways prize. You’ll flip when you see it.

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