So the dude that won the RoBoT never got back to me. I waited a week and now it is going to someone else. That's giveaway #1. The winner now is zoebios121. Please contact me with an address and I will send the RoBoT out.
The Logo contest was very successful and I liked a lot of the entries. I picked one at random and that person, Dan, will win a Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite. Again, contact me with an address.
anthonysculimbrene at comcast dot net (in the usual format)
Finally, I have been authorized by TT PockeTTools to give away the TT-7 that I am testing. I will do this in the same way that I always do--randomly chosen from one of the comments.
The total tally for giveaways from Everyday Commentary looks something like this:
1. Custom S30V Benchmade Mini Grip ($130)
2. Inkleaf Leather Moleskine Cover ($70)
3. Iain Sinclair Cardsharp ($20)
4. American Cutlery Over the Top Pocket Clip ($7)
5. Boker Exskelibur II ($40)
6. Coated Aircraft Cable ($3)
7. RoBoT One Piece Multitool ($57)
8. Leatherman Sidekick ($30)
That is a good chunk of change (around $357 at retail) and a lot of stuff given away. I am still planning on giving away a Fenix light, once I can buy it and test it, and I am also still planning on giving away a Haiku.
All of this is a roundabout way of laying out the case for you to sign up as a follower. It is very easy and free. It is a no brainer if you already have a Google account. I ask you to do this for two reasons: 1) it makes giveaways easier as I can just contact people directly; and 2) the more followers, the more likely I am to persuade companies to send me stuff for review and allow me to give it away.
I have said this many times--this is a non-profit operation. I don't have a lot of money invested (though there is quite a bit of time laid out). This means I don't feel like I need to shill for anyone. As a result I can give you the most accurate, most honest assessments of interesting gear.
The Haiku is still a ways away, but I hope the Adsense revenue will help out and I can give it away by the end of the year. Still submit reviews, I have a backlog of three I need to get up (a review of the Large Sebenza, a review of the Benchmade Triage, and a review of the Hi CRI Mini 123). Once those are finished, I will have no more user submitted reviews. Click the contest link above for more on how to write and format the reviews.
As always, thanks for reading and supporting the site.
And, just so this is not all site discussion today, enjoy the video review of the Aeon. I had to shoot it twice, but I like the results.