Bonus Giveaway: Win a G-Tech iPod Enabled Backpack from Rise of the Planet of the Apes


We made our way to Hollywood this past weekend to take part in the Rise 50 Summit at 20th Century Fox Studios. It was a day long event that provided all sorts of first hand info about the upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We’re going to share all of our newfound insider knowledge about the event and the movie itself (which looks like it’s going to be incredible) tomorrow in a special Stuff You Should Know feature. But in the meantime, we’ve got something for you.

One of the best things about going to an event like this is that the company that puts them on usually swags you right the hell up the minute you get to your hotel. The Rise 50 event was no exception. And being the generous bastards that we are, we’re going to share some of that swag with you.

One of the highlights of this particular gift bag was the bag itself.

apes pack

That might look like a run-of-the-mill backpack, but trust us, it’s not. What you’re looking at is a G-Tech iPod enabled backpack. Inside it, you’ll find a little black box that connects to your portable device, allowing you to use the backpack as a portable speaker system. There are volume controls right on the straps. Use it whenever you’re out and in need of some music to spice up a dull gathering with friends. It works for everything from picnics to impromptu street dance battles. And it can be all yours!

But wait, there’s more! We’re also going to toss some of the other goodies we received inside the bag. There’s an emergency flashlight so, you know, you can see the apes coming to murder you when the inevitable “intelligent animal revolution” finally erupts. There’s also a t-shirt from the Rise 50 event, a Rise of the Planet of the Apes hat and bandana and a DVD of the Fox Legacy Planet of the Apes documentary. We’ll even include batteries for the backpack! Good lord we’re nice people!

If you want in, here’s all you have to do:

  1. Follow TSJ on Twitter @ThisIsTSJ
  2. Post the following Tweet: I want a G-Tech iPod Backpack from @ThisIsTSJ and #apeswillrise
  3. Leave a comment here to let us know the deed is done. Make sure to include a valid email address with your comment so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner.
  4. Contest ends at midnight on Monday, June 13, 2011.

That’s all there is to it, kids! Get to tweeting now, and stay tuned tomorrow for a special Stuff You Should Know: Rise of the Planet of the Apes feature with tons of insider info about the upcoming prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The apes are getting smarter!