We're heading into the fifth week of our ZDNet Deputy Tester of the Week program and so far, we've named 10 ZDNet audience members as deputy testers who get to keep whatever technology I send them. Here's a list of what we've given away so far:
- Three copies of Balesio's PPTMinimizer (value $30 each)
- Two copies of GuardID's ID Vault (value $50 each)
- Four Sun Spot Java Development Kits from Sun's Labs (value $550 each)
- One Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 (value $80)
That's close to $2500 in giveaways so far and we're still going strong (for all the giveaway coverage, click here). So, what's the giveaway this week? As you can see from the video above, it's a wireless keyboard that's made of fabric; one that can be rolled up and stuffed into a shirt pocket (see photo, right). The "Smart-Fabric Wireless Keyboard" is valued at approximately $165 and it comes with a small stand for holding your smartphone or PDA at a viewable angle while you're using the keyboard to type (instead of using your thumbs).
According to the Web site, a slew of PDAs and smartphones are supported -- everything from BlackBerries to Windows Mobile devices. However, I had a tough time getting the keyboard to work (and in fact, I never did). But maybe you can (the company seems very willing to get problems like these resolved... I just didn't have the time).
To participate in ZDNet’s Deputy Tester of the Week program, there are some rules and regulations that you should read (to keep our lawyers happy). Then, using the ZDNet TalkBack facility on this blog entry, make your best pitch as to why I should send this G-Tech Wireless Smart-Fabric Keyboard to you.
Keep in mind we’re looking for people who are can tell us why they’re the most qualified to test the product in their real world environments. And then, once you receive the product, I’d love to hear back from you regarding your findings. Even if I don’t, you get to keep the product. Finally, if you are “applying” to join ZDNet’s posse of deputy testers, be sure to check back this Friday to see whether you’ve been accepted into the program, or not. So, good luck and let the TalkBacks begin!