We have a winner for the MiGear ereader!
E3 Style (the importers into Australia of the MiGear ereader), and ebookanoid are happy to be able to announce that we have a winner in our competition to win an MiGear ereader.
And the winner is – trumpets flourish and drums roll – Michal Kramar, whose entry was judged the best by our panel of judges.
A tricky task………
As with all such competitions, where people are asked to give an amusing or sensible reason for being given a prize, it was very tricky to decide which of the entries should win, as so many were extremely good. But we only had the one ereader to give away, so a choice had to be made, sadly.
All the judges had their particular favourite entry, so we worked on the simple principle that the entry that was liked by the most judges was the winner, and all others were runners up. Honourable runners up, that is for sure, as you will see below, where I shall post some of them for your interest or amusement.
Michal has been sent an email, informing him that he has won this MiGear ereader, so that we can get his house address to enable us to send the prize of to him at once.
The winning entry:
Here is Michal’s winning entry for you to enjoy:
wife starting another fight
was reading ebooks entire night
end even during darkest night
ebook display shine so bright
no more flipping pages
I remember it took ages
and all the weight of all the paper
I’m doing my back big favour
bye-bye paper book chase
saved my favourites in one place
get rid of the library I must
so I don’t have to clean the dust
before I start another chapter
better reach for charge adapter
to turn all books digital
Migear will be critical
Honourable runners up:
As I said above, there were many entries that in one way or another were good, and thus gave us a really tricky task to choose between them – we only wish we could give you all an ereader, but………..
So, here are a few of the entries that we particularly liked:
Claire sent this:
I would give the MiGear to my 85 year old dad. I love it when he is introduced to new technology – his eyes open wide and he shakes his head with disbelief…..and then he is into it! The MiGear’s limitations wouldnt be an issue for him – he would happily read classics, slow is certainly not a problem for him, and I can just picture him showing off to his buddies at the bowls green when he pulls out his new ereader.
Brian Matthews sent us:
I would love an ereader, manly to store my books. My grand-daughters (2 of them) are also at that age where they are starting to read a variety of books. Sometimes they don’t finish and start another. Can’t afford to keep buying books,and the library is a bit hard to get to.
Catherine’s entry was:
book! duh – I read at night when my husband is trying to sleep therefor the back lit book would make it easier to have a low light book – also it would be lighter than holding a book whilst lying on my side – as a woman of 56 it seems a great idea! I also travel for work and having a small device with my study and books on it would save heaps in excess baggage.
Daniella suggested this reason:
I would use the MiGear eReader to keep my husband away from my eReader!! I even bought a bright pink cover for mine to try and deter him from stealing it all the time but he loves it so much I can’t keep him away. One eReader per household just does not cut it. Soon we will have to buy our 3 sons they’re own eReaders too! My dad visited over Christmas and now he’s going home to buy one too. Thanks to MiGear for making an eReader that does everything that the big name brands do but at such an affordable price.
I particularly enjoyed Alan’s contribution, amusingly different:
I received a fully charged ebook from my wife on the 25 December 2010 as a Christmas present. I downloaded some books from the net that I was interested in and took it with us on the 28 December 2010 when we went camping. Over the course of the trip my companions who accompanied us on the trip, my wife and myself came up with a list of suggestions that the migear ebook could be used for, these include, but not limited to, the following;
Used under the wheel of our camper trailer as a levelling block,
The reverse side, though a bit on the small side, a board for scaling fish,
Hours of entertainment when used as a frisbee for the kids,
Increasing ones vocabulary when attempting to download books from the internet,
Enabling one to read between the lines when trying to decipher the supplied instructions,
The 7inch size makes it nearly a competition rifle target at the 100 metre range, and
A unique way to store micro SD cards to avoid having them damaged.
On the upside the reader was exchanged promptly by Big W on the 3 January 2011 with no questions or hassles. I believe that I should win the ebook as then after a week I could have spares for the first or two levelling blocks for the trailer, two targets or place them together to double the size of our fish scaling board which would mean that the fish could be larger and we would not starve to death!!
Cath’s entry was well liked by the women on the panel, they saw exactly what she meant:
As a new mom with an 8-week old baby, I spend my time when he’s not feeding either trying to catch up on sleep or chores. So it’s only when I’m feeding him that I can totally relax. As you can imagine, it’s hard to use a laptop when you’re feeding a baby. So the MiGear eReader would be fantastic to have. Then me and my husband would both be happy as I would stop hi-jacking his iPhone to play games while I’m sitting feeding for an hour as I would rather read anyway.
And many many more, all good in their different ways, so our thanks to you all for entering this competition, and as I said above, I only wish Icould give you all an ereader, your entries were almost all good ones……..
So, congratulations Michal for your winning entry, and we all wish you much reading pleasure with your new MiGear ereader!
Many thanks to E3 Style for making this ereader available for us to give away, a generous act.
E3 Style: www.e3style.com
Links to earlier post about the MiGear:
migear-my-own-hands on review of this low-price-ereader/
migear-ereader one of a lot of cheap ereaders-out-there/