This week saw the launch of two “must have” gadgets. People queued (see the video below), some for hours, to get hold of the new Apple iPad 2 and the Nintendo 3DS console. But why queue for these gadgets which will be replaced in 12 months by the iPad 3 and 3DSi (possibly – we made this up, but you know what we mean) when you have the chance to win one for free?
To aid you in the your quest to get a new tablet or console we decided to ignore the queues and instead went in search of some competitions.
Win an Apple iPad 2
A search on Loquax (26th March) for iPad Prizes gives compers about 40 competitions to choose from. There’s a mix of iPads and iPad 2s – so be wary when entering. If you’re after an iPad 2 then make sure the promoter specifically is saying that’s what you’re going to get.
Also on the iPad 2 bandwagon are News of the World, but be quick as their competition closes today (26th March), The Post Office and the wonderfully named Boehringer Ingelheim. Note the latter is a Facebook competition.
No sooner had we finished writing this blog than another iPad 2 competition appeared! This time Firebox are giving away not 1 but 2 iPad 2s! The competition is on Facebook and you have until the 18th April 2011 to take part.
We expect that eventually all iPad competitions will become iPad 2 competitions, but if you’re desperate for the iPad 2 you might want to check back in a month or so when the old iPad comps have filtered through.
Win a Nintendo 3DS
Surprisingly the new 3D console hasn’t generated too many competitions. Currently there are only three Nintendo 3DS prizes listed on Loquax. A quick look in the archives shows that there were a few more on offer pre-launch.
If you missed those then you’ll just have to console yourself (sorry) and try the following competitions – Game People, Ngamer and Rabbids Fan Club. The latter competition closes at the end of March by the way.
No doubt both these gadgets will feature in more competitions over the coming months. There’s no guarantee you’ll win one, but it’s nice to try and it’s a lot cheaper than buying!