Saturday, August 30, 2008

Zivio

I got a whole bunch of "stuff" at the BlogHer conference back in July. I really don't have the space for more stuff, so I'm passing some of these goodies along to you.

The first giveaway is for a Zivio Boom wireless headset. Judging by my recent review of the Jawbone bluetooth headset, it sounds like there are a lot of readers who could really benefit from a wireless headset.

The Zivio Boom bluetooth headset is fully customizable. I personally didn't like messing around with the 8 different ear piece options (and endless combinations), but for those of you who have a difficult time getting earphones to fit you properly and actually stay snugly in your ear, you'll like the different earpiece options and will surely be able to find a combination that fits comfortably for you.

A feature of the Zivio Boom that I really love is the fact that it comes with a charger that has 2 USB ports so you can charge both your Zivio and your phone at the same time with only one small charger. That's nice for traveling - one less thing to bring along.

The Zivio Boom has a microphone on the end of an extendable boom. You can pull it all the way out to clearly pick up your voice especially when there's a lot of background noise and you can leave it retracted when you're talking in quieter surroundings.

I'm giving away a FREE Zivio Boom to one random commenter. Just leave me a comment here and I'll pick a winner on Wednesday, September 8. To avoid confusion, please leave at least a first name and last initial with your comment so I can identify the winners. Comments that do not include a name will not be entered in this contest.

***** Edited ***** Oops, I meant to write that I'd pick a winner on Monday, September 8. Sorry for the confusion.

173 comments:

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

This hasn't even launched yet! Very cool piece of equipment!

I can't believe I didn't get to meet you at Blogher...so sad:( Maybe next year!

Sarah Slack said...

I wanna win!

Sarah Slack

ya ya's mom said...

oh my hubs needs a bluetooth...with any luck you'll pick us!! :) janelle d.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

This looks great! Fingers crossed...

Steph said...

Oh, this is definitely what I need with my oddly shaped ear.

-Steph K

RHP said...

Oh! I got a new computer and was going to get one of these! I'd love to be entered!

Just so you know, September 8 is a Monday, not Wednesday. That's my 7th anniversary! ;)
Becca P.

The Hough's said...

I have a horrible time getting an earpiece to fit (and stay). This would be a lifesaver!!

Erica M said...

Oh, enter me, please! I too have a terrible time getting anything to stay in/on my ear!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one i really need one of those.. Hope i win Thanks for always having cool stuff to give away.

Colleen C

Step Monster said...

I really hope I win this time!

Lorraine said...

I would love a wireless headset! Thanks!

Barb said...

Pick Me! :)

Barb W.

Coconut said...

Wohoo! Free givaways! Perhaps I'll be the lucky winner ;)

Jan W.

Dawn said...

I want the free ZIVIO!! Dawn M.

Irishmama said...

Karyn K here from PA, leaving my random comment. What a cool product. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny H. said...

Hope I win!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us. I know I'd be tempted to horde it even if I knew I wasn't going to use it!

Steph said...

I would love to have one! I'm sure my husband would love to see another phone stuck to my ear, lol. Hope I win!

Aimee said...

This would be just awesome to win!!!

Thanks!!!

Aimee C.

Carrie said...

Here's hoping I win.
Carrie R.

Kerri Scott said...

That looks cool.

Denise said...

Me please!

Holly said...

Wow. What a great giveaway. You really are a blogging rock star, getting swag and all that.

Please pick me!

Holly N.

moxdon said...

I'd love to try out some new technology. Im in!
Molly M.

Lucille said...

Fingers crossed! I could use this and boy oh boy - would it be appreciated!

:)

Lucille M.

Mandy B. said...

I would like to win this for the same reasons I would have liked to win the other one. At this point in time, I am too exhausted from my horrible, everything gone wrong, exploding diaper, attitude filled 10 year old, day. Really, just believe I would cherish this Zivio. Promise.

Kecia said...

I'd love to win.

Kecia G.

Steff said...

This looks really cool- I would love it! Steff W

The A Team Mom said...

I would love it! Thanks Dawn!

Nichole Avila

April said...

Pick me :) I have a hard time getting things to fit my head, my ear, etc? I had my 2 year old's sun glasses on this week end and didn't realize it!

April B.

Angela said...

I'm always up for trying new technology. Plus this would help me drive safer since my hubby says I can't drive anyway and should be distracted by holding a phone in my hand. Love your blogs Dawn. Keep up the great work.

Angela W.

Just Me said...

I would love to win this!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

Not a technology junkie by ANY means, but a bluetooth that doesn't collect every speck of noise from the children and the van and send to the other end of the call would be lovely.
Trish D.

michelle l said...

This looks interesting! I'm a homeschooling mom to 5 blessings, hands-free is the way to go!

Hope I win. . .although I can't remember the last time I won anything! :(

Heather's Haven said...

Looks super cool. I'd love to try it out for free! :)
Heather R. in MO

Shan said...

Dawn,
Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a bluetooth headset! Pick me! Pick me!

Shannon H.

Anonymous said...

Dawn! I would absolutely LOVE a bluetooth headset! That would be amazing. Thanks!
Amanda R, from Washington

amd260 said...

Dawn,

Pick me! I have been looking for the perfect bluetooth handsfree unit! I am always on the phone with baseball and football for the boys. It would be great if you picked me!

Anna D

Liz's Random Thoughts said...

Sounds cool!:)
Hope you pick me!:)

Katie said...

I have small ears so I think it sounds fantastic!

[Just a small face in general, I have to buy kid's frames when I get new glasses. :/]

Katie S.

Kris said...

Oh, I'd love this! Love your blog, Dawn.

Thx,
Kris H.

Melissa said...

I would love this because it was just made illegal in my state to talk on the cell phone while driving so I need one anyway. Plus the one I bought is uncomfortable.
Thanks!
Melissa Boulch, WA state

amy said...

I'd love to have one, hands free with 2 kids and on the phone sounds like heaven!!

Amanda E.

Jacqui M said...

OOH! OOH! Pick Me! Pick Me!

Laurel, MD

Mosi said...

OHH I so want one and NEED one!! Please pick me, thanks!

Dream of Scrappin' said...

What a cool giveaway. I could really use a headset in the worst way! Thanks so much for offering this!

Siobhan B.

Anita in SE IN said...

This would come in handy.
Anita R

Erika said...

maybe, just maybe i'll win!!
good luck everyone :)

-erika j.

Angela P. said...

ohh, Id love to have a Zivio!! Ive never had a bluetooth headset before!

loneangel04 said...

OOH! OOH! OOH! Pick me, pick me!! Yet another reader with small ears!

Angela M.

Janelle S said...

That thing looks pretty nifty! Thanks for the product review blog.

Janelle S

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Zivio. Please enter me into the contest.

-Donna W.

Lisa L said...

I just started using a blutooth and found it to be a lifesaver. WIth two little ones it is a great help. This earpiece would be great.

Donna L. said...

I'd love it too!

Stephanie said...

Would love one!
Stephanie C.

Andrea said...

I like the idea of a wireless headset, especially a customizable one. I have one, and hate it because the battery runs out too quickly and it doesn't work half the time!

Thanks,
Andrea R.

kedj said...

OMG, this would be such a life-saver! Fingers crossed...
Kedron M

girldawg said...

I definitely need to try this. Please pick me...randomly !!!
Terri A.

Reesesob said...

How cool!

I wish you much success when your book comes out!

Teresa S.

Tracy Fiebranz said...

Its amazing how technology advances every single day isn't it? I think this is probably the coolest looking headset I have seen in a long time!

Nicole S. said...

Love your blog! It's helping me see the humor in my crazy world.

Steph said...

Oh! I would love to have it!

Stephanie P.

Head Nut said...

wow that looks awsome!!

Shirley S

Katina said...

Ooh, looks like a fun new toy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katina
KatinaSharp.blogspot.com

Tanya N. said...

Very cool, been looking for a blue tooth headset...

HeidiV said...

Looks handy! I'd love to have one!

Heidi V, St. Pete, FL

Tina in Ohio said...

If I win this AND the batter, I can talk on the phone while making fun pancakes! (Hey, a girl can dream....)
Tina S

ctemommy said...

I'd love to win! Sounds like a cool headset.
Carla D.

Becky said...

Interesting. I may have to check this out for DH, who seems to go through these things like water, seeing as he doesn't like the way they feel or whatever and forgets to return them to the store.

Miniviolet said...

Sounds great! I'd love to give this a try.

Carol V.

sherl said...

Woo-Whooooo - pick me!!

Amy@saved by grace said...

Cool thing you got there Dawn.... Good luck picking the winner of it...
Amy S.

Daphne Hughes said...

Looks awesome. Hope I win! :)

Daphne H.

Amanda E said...

Awesome giveaway!

jennie said...

my hubby would love this!

jennie in ohio

AbbysMama said...

Oh! Oh! Pick Me! Pick Me! Please!

Lauren H.

kungfu_mom said...

Now my son needs this! He's always getting his headphone cord wrapped up in the computer chair. ARGH!!

Penny S. said...

It sounds neat.
I'd like to win this!
thanks

The Bear and The Bug said...

Oh, I could really use this. My bluetooth really hurts my ear because I have small ears and it doesn't fit right. This would be so great -- especially when I need both hands to keep up with the kiddos.
Ruthie B.

Emma's Mommy said...

This looks like a great piece of equipment. Would love to win it!
Elaina H.

The Hayes Famiy Events said...

Oh, I need one of these. Wish trying to take care of my kids and keeping in touch with my Mom and sister, who are 2000 miles away, I am on the phone a lot. I could use something to give me another free hand.

trishia said...

Oh! A chance for mommy to win something that only I can use?! What fun! Last time we won something (years ago, I entered us in a drawing at the grocery to win an ipod) the kids took it over before I could even read the manual... :)

Trishia G

Tamar said...

I really could use this!!

Karen K said...

This looks great - and I have a weird ear - so it would be perfect... Well not that weird.. but hard to wear an ear bud. LOL.
Karen K / Barrington IL

Dany Hurley said...

I wanna win too, the new law MAKES me use one or get a ticket!
Danyll H.

Kelly B said...

That looks really neat!

Kelly B

Kristie said...

Oooh - my husband just got a new phone and needs a bluetooth bad! He drives a lot for work and "It's the law" in California!

:-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Dawn! I'd love to win this!

Donna W. in PA :)

Cheryl B said...

Would love to win this earpiece. I live in a "hands-free" state and don't want to get a ticket for using my phone in the car but what's a Mom to do when she's dropping off one child and coordinating to pick up another at the same time?! :-)

Tara S said...

My old bluetooth earpiece didn't survive it's swim in a glass of Pepsi (courtesy of my three year old son)... and it's funny, I lived without an earpiece just fine for three decades, but now it "feels" like a necessity! So here's hoping I win...

angie said...

Cool headset! Thanks for the great giveaway, Dawn.

~Angie P.

Michelle B in AZ said...

Looks like something my husband and I could fight over! We'd both love it. Love your site Dawn!

BandK said...

Oooooh very cool!

Karen H. here, I'd love to win it!

Sam G. said...

I would love the headset!

Sara Herrmann said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Diane B said...

In CA it is now required that you use only Hands-Free capability if using any cellphone device while driving; good idea but so many people still ignore it.

Anywho, this would be handy.

Diane B.

Christine T said...

I would lovet o try that, as my current one, is too loose on my ear!

fourmonsters said...

Wow! You sure are awesome to give away so many fun and useful items! Thanks for the chances!!
Jody J.

SarahDragon said...

still haven't got the speakerphone feature working again since my phone went for a spontaneous swim... and I'm not due for my phone upgrade for several months... and I started a new job that requires a lot of travel... I know you choose a winner through random drawing, but I have to say PICK ME!! anyway : ) seriously, I could really put this to use : )

Sarah W hot_rod_dragon_eighty@yahoo.com

Cyndy said...

I need something that is adjustable...this sounds like it just might fit me!

Cyndy LR

imtcbbaby said...

Wish me luck! Sherry S.

snippity1 said...

Sure, I'll be glad to enter for a headset. I was sad I didn't get the jawbone. Maybe this time?
Michelle S.

Me, Myself and I said...

This would be great! I spend alot of time in the car for work and can never get an ear piece that fits my small ear. All of them have fallen out. Thanks Dawn!!

Rhonda V.

Leslie said...

Just what I need! ;)

Leslie S.

Leigh M said...

yay! i want to win!

Leigh M

Sudee in Florida said...

Never used one before, but I'm sure it would come in handy in the car. Thanks for checking it out.
Sue D.

luann c said...

Ok - how do you pronounce this thing?

tmderose3 said...

You always have great give-a-ways! Thanks Dawn!

Brianne said...

My husband stole, I mean, reclaimed, my bluetooth when WA passed the handsfree law. I need a bluetooth! Thanks for giving it away!
Brianne S.

Heather D said...

oh, I need this! Our state requires hands free driving now...help this carpooling soccer mom, pretty please!?

Reddirt Woman said...

That looks like an awesome piece of equipment... I never win these things, but I keep trying.

Helen G.

Janis said...

i would love to have this!!!!

Janis G

Austyn B. said...

I have one ear that's normal and the other has excess cartilage...Please give it to me!

kirine said...

Very nice. I have issues with getting headphones/earpieces to fit comfortably.

Jennifer F.

Doug and Terrye said...

Monday, Wednesday...either one is just another day that I've got more laundry to do :)

Terrye in FL

Michelle said...

You're so nice to be letting us try to win all your stuff. Thanks.
Michelle P

Becky K in MI said...

Sounds like a great wireless headset....Hope I win!!

Becky K

Riann said...

Pick me! Pick me!
Riann D

angelforever20 said...

What a lifesaver! that is awesome! You always have the coolest stuff here!

Allison R.

sandyn said...

i am just a mom who has no idea about this sort of product but i KNOW my 13 year old would know exactly how to work it. heck..if i won i would wrap it up and use it as one of his christmas presents..yes..i am fun like that.
love the blog..thanks for the reading!!

jt98cwm said...

Maybe this is the solution for my freakishly small ear. Thanks for the contest

Sherry M. from Texas

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Kelly M.
Fort Worth, TX

Bethany said...

Now that it is officially illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving in California, I could totally use this!!!

Betsy M said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Katie J. said...

cool product!
kjdogs3@yahoo.com

WendyLou said...

That looks soooo cool!!

Wendy P.

Ryan Ann said...

That is so cool! :-) ryan ann k.

mytotalchaos said...

Pick me please! I would love a cool new bluetooth headset :)

Amanda V

Sharon said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me! I only have 2 kids that sprang from my loins, but we're working on our 5th year of hosting exchange students, so maybe I can rename my blog to Mom to my Seven Pack? Probably doesn't count if they're not all living under the same roof!

Sharon C.

Jilly Bean said...

Pick me!
Jill M.

jennifer H said...

oh oh me me pick me .. like you dont hear that enough huh? ;-)

I would love to be entered. I loved the jawbone thing but my 13 yr old told me "eww mom that thing is ugly" "it looks like its trying to be smexy and its not working" .. umm i think smexy may be smoking and sexy combined but who really knows!

Jennifer H

Anonymous said...

please enter me but don't anyone tell my husband. He thinks all I need is one more little gadget. And he gives me a hard time for always being on the phone. Maybe if I win I can style my hair so he wont be able to see it. And then he wont ever know if im on the phone. Hey this might be a great thing for our marriage. thanks Andie Gardiner
(need2scrap@sfcn.org)

OUR CIRCLE OF FRIENDS said...

Pick me! :o)

Cheryl-Crispy-not-Crunchy said...

Pick me! Pick me! My husband would let me off laundry duty for a month if I won him that! :)

Keren said...

I could use this. - Keren R.

Jen Haggard said...

I could REALLY use this, since I haven't got a hands-free device for driving yet, here in California it is the law now.

Nicole said...

I so need a bluetooth!

~Nicole L.

Lyra said...
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Kathy said...

Yayy!!! Looks very cool...I want it...I need it!!! :)

Sori Y said...

Pick me, pick me!

Melissa said...

Looks like a great product.

Chris A. Jackson, MI said...

I love being hands free!

Anonymous said...

I am expecting my third girl (first two are 4 and 2 1/2)and I would LOVE a hands free headset.

Tara LM

Anu said...

Hope I am the one

Anu said...

I could really use one of these.

Anusha N.

(forgot to post my name in the previous comment)

Christe said...

Pick me, pick me!!

Lisa said...

I'd love a Bluetooth!

Eternal Sunshine said...

That looks completely futuristic! LOL! I would love to win!

Melody S.

deniseayn18 said...

This is my first comment ever on your site, even thought i've been a long time reader. How lucky would I be if you picked me! Maybe its just meant to be :)

Pick me please!

Denise L.

Winona said...

random.

Winona P.

Anjie said...

I'd love one! I was looking at the Jawbone for my new cell phone, and was amazed at the prices! This would be a great alerntative to buying my own! ;)

Anjie B.

Christina said...

I would love to win. I am always multitasking.

Christina S.
addictedtoincredimail@gmail.com

April M said...

I would love to have this! I'll keep my fingers crossed :)

April M

Diana said...

Ohhh...a boom bluetooth....if I win then I really need to upgrade my phone.
:)

Marjorie said...

I never win anything but I thought I'd give it a try. :)

cmomgo said...

please.

lyra k.

Dolly said...

Cool present...I could use this for my birthday on the tenth :) Hope I win-I'm crossing my fingers!!
http://eskimo-pie124.blogspot.com
Thanks-Dolly Roy

Gwyneth Lees said...

Nice I'd love to get this for my hubby, he would probably be much safer on the road with one! *chuckle*

Jenae said...

I'd like to win! :)

Jenae P.

Valerie said...

Please, Pick me!

AlaneM said...

Oh pick me, pick me, pick me!!

Liesl G., NJ said...

I need one of these -- I hate the earpieces with cords, I am forever dislodging them from my ear!!

Anonymous said...

Looks cool!

Valerie P.

RefreshMom said...

That sounds very cool!

(And I'm still only semi-legal since the new "hands free" law went into effect here. Instead of putting the phone up to my ear, I put it on "speakerphone." They haven't said you can't be holding a phone, just that you can't "hold it up to your ear!")

Mary H.

momofmonkeys said...

I need a bluetooth:) Pick me random integer generator!! ~ Stacy G Ü

Magda said...

Ooooooo!!! I could deffinitely use one of these!!!

And BTW congrats on your success, Dawn!! You deserve it! Can't wait for your book to come out!!

Magda R.

Kris said...

Stay at home mom of 8 kids who does some phone consulting from home would love to try this!!!!!

Kristy L.

Jen LB said...

Love your blog!
Could sure use an earpiece that fits... it is law in CA to be hands free and my wired headset sucks.

Spiritwolf said...

I need to win this, to fulfill my duty in keeping up with the latest in cool stuff that the kids are into. You see, it's called a mother's creative camouflage, a skill I learned when I got sucked into the gameboy pokemon craze. (or was it when I babysat everybody's Tamagochi when they had to go to school?) anyway, by using the things the kids use, reading what the kids read, watching (or pretending to watch) their movies and playing their games, it becomes possible to blend in enough to keep an eye on them and keep them out of trouble all the while their friends tell them how cool it is that they have a mom who does "kid stuff" too. The danger is that you can become sucked into their world so far that you find you are having fun. I realized I had been sucked into their world irrevocably when I found myself sitting with them in the waiting room of a doctor's office (with 20 patients all who had 9 am appointments and 15 patients still waiting at 1 pm), seriously playing pokemon as the hours crept by until the nurse took us to an exam room, which made us think the doctor would be seeing us soon, but I guess in Doctor time, 2 hours in the exam room before the doctor showed up was soon enough... Anyway, a few waits like that and the black cloud of total boredom and impatience looms and grows bigger, and Pokemon becomes the savior of sanity!
Just a short explanation of why I need to win that Bluetooth and keep up with the kids. After all, maybe keeping up with the kids is the secret to eternal youth!

(And Spiritwolf is really my native American name)

Spiritwolf said...

BTW, I read another story of yours about grocery shopping (that sure was a familiar scenario! ) and it was really cool to see there is another person in this world who carried babies in slings. All mine as babies were carried either in a sling or the cradleboard, and I used to gloat a bit in stores when I saw people pushing strollers with screaming babies and toddlers in them while mine who were carried were secure and happily observing the world from their higher-up vantage point.
This may not be the right place to post this comment, since my other one was for the contest, but this is my first time on your blog after I read your grocery story and followed the link here, because your story was so such a familiiar one and I was impressed that you too are wise enough to see the humor in it all!

Necie said...

I want it! Looks cool!
Denise W.

Stephanie E. said...

I would love to win this. Of course, there would be a fight between me and my hubby over who would use it, lol. I love you page and can't wait for your book!

Stephanie E.

mommycupcake said...

Love the 2 USB charger option!
-Sara H.

Adrienne G. said...

This would be a great extra birthday gift for my husband!!

Adrienne G.