Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Peek-a-Boo

This past month, I've been able to check out and play with Peek. What's Peek, you ask? Well, let me tell you. It looks kinda like a phone. But it isn't. It's this nifty new device that lets you email and text. The cool thing about Peek is there is no contract to sign. You don't have to commit to a 2 year (or any length!) contract. With Peek, you get unlimited email and texting for only $20 a month! And the device itself sells for $50.

When I first considered trying out Peek, I couldn't figure out who it would appeal to. I mean, the people who can't go a few hours without checking their email or texting friends probably already carry a Blackberry or iPhone or some similarly equipped phone, right? So what other people would like to be able to email and text without the telephone option? Then I looked at my daughter who was texting me from 5 feet away. Bingo!

Plus, I think this is a great option for those who don't want to commit to a contract where they're locked in for any length of time. Peek is really user friendly; it's very simple to figure out, which would appeal to anyone who doesn't want to mess around with a complicated smart phone. It may even work well for those who do have a phone (prepaid perhaps) and don't want to upgrade to a smart phone, but would like the option of checking email. For $20 a month, you can have unlimited email and texting in addition to any phone plan you may already have.

So, how does it work? Well, when you're out and about, you can read and respond to email. When you get back home and log on, your mail will still be in your inbox. I happen to like this because I can go through my mail and double-check that I'm not missing anything. I talked to some friends who really didn't like that, however. They said they didn't want to return to their computer only to see a full box of mail. They'd like mail that's been opened with Peek, to disappear from their inbox. I will admit that I use AOL and I'm not certain it works this way with every browser, but it's something to think about.

I personally think that Peek is a little slow. It takes time for messages to show up after you click on them and it only goes out for mail every 5 minutes or so. I'm used to my Blackberry which is super-fast, so the slowness of Peek irritated me. Today, however, Peek is coming out with an upgraded version called Peek Pronto and as the name suggests, it's supposed to be a faster version of Peek with more options and capabilities.

Because I'm used to a different device, it was strange typing on the Peek, however it does have a full qwerty keyboard and the keys are raised and spaced nicely so I think most people would have no problems. It features a jog-dial on the right side which makes navigating through your email easy. The display is also nice. It's large, well-lit, and the text is easy to read. The unit itself reminded me of a very slim calculator. It's roughly the size of my Blackberry, but it's thinner. I wasn't overly impressed with the battery though. I had to charge it almost every day (more often than my phone).

Overall, I think Peek is a nifty gadget that works well, but it isn't for everyone. If you want to simply email and text, and you don't want any contracts, then check out Peek. It's an ideal solution for you. If you're going to be going on vacation and don't have a laptop (or don't want to drag one with you), Peek would be a great device to have in order to keep up with your mail while you're away. When you return from vacation, you can just stop using it and, more importantly, paying for it, if you want. If you want phone capabilities, Peek is probably not for you. If you want to be able to check your Facebook, surf the web, and blog, then Peek is not the device for you.
Want a chance to try out a Peek? I have 2 cherry red Peeks to give away to 2 readers! Leave me a comment here and tell me how you think Peek would fit into your life and I'll choose 2 random winners on Friday!

173 comments:

KAL071203 said...

looks so cute, I would love it if I could figure it out, especially the no contract thing that is how we use our cell phone as well.

Sararrt1980 said...

I would REALLY like one of these! I still have the regular phone and texting has become quite a pain, and I don't have the money to Upgrade. This looks awesome!! I hope you pick me!!

Mrs. Mom said...

This looks really cool! Our almost 10 year old daughter wants a cell phone so she can text all her friends & cousins that have cell phones....I'm not really sure how many of her 9 & 10 yo friends really have cells, but she has older cousins that she emails regularly. This would be really great for her to have though because she will be staying at home this summer while I work. (dad works nights & will be here, but asleep) She would be able to email or text me her 9 million questions instead of making my desk phone ring off the hook. This looks AWESOME. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Kelley said...

This sounds pretty cool. If I had one, I'd probably give it away as a gift to one of my nieces (because I already have a Motorola Q which I LOVE). Thanks!

Kate said...

I'm so in! My boy has been asking for a phone, but I think this might be better.

Donna said...

OOOOOHHHH! How neat! I have 2 sons that have prepaid phones, but they only use them to text. They would love to have one!

Liz from CT said...

This would make my life so much more fun because I would be able to check my email even when I am at work. I don't have internet on my cell phone :(

Mynde said...

I would love to try out a peek. If I learn how to text, that is. : )

Jenn said...

Yipee!! I need a Peek in a SUPER bad way. I am back in the ancient days with a cellphone that (gasp) only functions as a phone. No camera, no emails, no texting, nothing!! *sniff, sniff*

This would be a great addition to our family!! :)

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

MissCRegrets said...

What a neat idea! I really like the idea of no contractual commitment, a big reason why I got rid of my cell phone.The Peek looks like it would be great for keeping up with my sister, who is never at home, and for checking in on my email
when I'm out sitting at dance practice or waiting for kids to come out of school. Since the display is larger than a phone I might even be able to read it more comfortably.

thoughts and ramblings said...

Hi Dawn. :)

I think that Peek would be perfect for me. I work in an environment where I don't have access to my email but I have a side business that requires me to be able to check it regularly. I would love to be able to stay in contact with my customers when I'm at my day job. That would be fabulous!!!

"pick me...pick me..."

LOL

have an awesome day!!!

Anne

Julie B. said...

Trying to decide if 20 bucks a month is less than what I pay (on average) for my pre-paid cell phone or not. I pretty much just use it to text messages to and from my oldest son. Darn it, Dawn! Now I've got to do Math! BLECH! I'd sure dig the opportunity to try it out, though...

Lisa said...

I would like to "peek" at a Peek - it sounds fun.

little.birdy said...

I think a Peek would cut down on my procrastination, because I could check email from my professors in the morning and not have to turn on my computer, which inevitably leads to me checking blogs and not getting ready...like I'm doing right now...oops! :/

amy said...

Wow. What will they think of next? Sounds like a fun gadget :)

Gayle Brown in NC said...

I think that's a pretty neat little device. My 8 year old has been begging me for a cell phone, but I'm not ready to go that far for her yet. I think it'd be totally awesome for her to have one of these though so she can text her friends and check her email without taking over the computer. Hopefully I'll be one of the winners..
Gayle

Anonymous said...

I think Peek would be great because I have kids that are constantly on the computer and I can never check my email!!!

Colleen
colland2000@yahoo.com

-T- said...

I think this gadget would be perfect f0r my kiddos! They could text without a gazillion dollars for overages!

Simple Country Girl said...

I am one of those people addicted to my phone, it's really terrible! My daughter has a cell phone but not texting yet so she would love a device like this. We should have known they would come out with something like this sooner or later with today's technology.

Kaitlin said...

This would be so cool to have beacuse I'm texting all the time! Either that or I'd give it to my cousin who is younger so she can text with me!

Terri said...

Cherry red? Texting? E-mailing? Oh yeah! This sounds like something I would love.

Patricia said...

OH my GOSH! My sAdaughter Savannah would LOVE LOVE LOVE this........wont get her a phone yet, so this is perfect. She so thinks she NEEDS to text her friends. Thanks!

Shannon said...

awesome! i have a really cheap cell phone and just can't bring myself to splurge on anything nicer. this would be awesome since i have so many people i would text and hook up with twitter.

Juliana said...

I think it would be great for my family as my DH is a pastor and really could use something to check his e-mail on the go - we checked into a data plan, but it cost too much.
(And I would absolutely love to have one, but would let my hubby have it!)

Joy said...

My daughter would LOVE this. I don't think she really "needs" a cell phone yet but she really wants one so she can text her friends. Great idea!

Shelly said...

I would love to give the Peek to my sister. She does not have a computer at home, so this would be nice for her to check her e-mail at home.

amyk said...

My mom could use this! She's addicted to email and she could really use something that is easy, but would allow her to check her email when she's away and I could teach her how to text!

Jennifer said...

My husband might like this. He currently has a smart phone but we don't get the service with it. This might be a good option for him.

Step Monster said...

i think peek would fit into mylife because I only have a computer at work so to be able to check my email at anytime from anywhere would be fabulous!

Andrea said...

I think Peek would help me by allowing me to check my work email when I am not at work. Therefore I can count it as work time! Good idea huh? :) Thanks Dawn for being such a nice person and doing these giveaways!

Brandi said...

ooohhhh... I've got this one: I work in the court system and am always having to stay in touch with my judges, attorneys & Officers; what a welcomed gift this would be to ensure that I don't miss ANY of their emails.

Anjie said...

This would be perfect! As a member of our local MOMS Club Chapter, I always host activities that require an email RSVP. When MOMS that have RSVP'd don't show up, I am always worried about us missing them since I can't check email on the spot. The Peek would be perfect to check and see if they have cancelled, so we can go on with our activity.

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

I don't have email on my phone because it is a work phone for the non-profit I run and we don't need the extra costs. I would love the Peek - to be able to check into my email when I am out and about with the kiddies!!

Carolarlington said...

I would love to have a Peek because I have two texting middle-schoolers and I'm a little behind electronically!

Kelly said...

I'd love to have one to check messages when I'm out running the kids around. I don't have a smart phone and am not likely to get one until the service is priced more like this. Very cool.

Thanks,
Kelly Q.

jennie_gee said...

hmm.. interesting. I do think this is more geared for younger adults. I'd still give it a whirl!

Photo Quilts said...

I would love love love to have this. Hope I win :)

Daphne H.

hopiel @ gmail dot com said...

what i would really absolutely love is a peek that could make/take phone calls.

sacrifice just a few millimeters of width and add the necessary radio chips and i'm sold.

but of course, i'd take a free peek at any time :D

KAT said...

peek would be perfect for my hubby's 1.5 hour train ride each way - He could check his email from the train and he is a major texter or the keyboard would be a nice feature

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ooooh...I think that would be awesome to try. I don't have email on my current phone, but I'd sure use it if I did!

Gail V - mstigger21@aol.com said...

I would love, love, love one of these....who wouldn't want another electronic toy to play with!

ClistyB said...

Dawn, babe, I use AOL also. Seems like its the Pinto of online providers. But it's all Ive ever used, so I keep it.

Wendy in Idaho said...

pick me! pick me!

The Cohen's said...

I think my husband could get a lot of use out of this since he doesn't sit at a computer all day like me! :)

ya ya's mom said...

oh my oh my....i NEED this in my life!!! my hubs got me an i pod touch for my birthday, but wifi isn't everywhere...not even available at my school....sad, i know. so....pick me please. pick me. i never win your giveaways, and now is the one one i REALLY wanna win :) so.... PICK ME!

that's all.
thanks dawn.
i love reading your blog!

Dawn said...

This sounds like my speed. I have 1 daughter in college and another in the Navy. I don't have a text plan on my phone, so if I send or receive one it costs me. But the keypad is a pain to use(7 yr. old phone). My girls like to text. I'm outa the loop.

Carrie M. said...

OMG!! This would be PERFECT for my daughter!!! I would like one for myself as well!! Can you imagine the possibilities??? LOL

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i think as a person without a lap top or i phone peek would be wonderful for me when I am unable to be at home on my PC... I am totally intrigued especially for when I am on the road and can nto check email ect for a week at a time I am so totally overwhelmed for another week when I get home trying to go through everything... PICK ME PEEK LOL

Garry Family said...

I actually was thinking that my mom would benefit from this more. She needs to learn to text!! 50s not too old ;)

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I think it would be a big help for me. Right now I am in the middle of helping my sister get ready for her wedding at the end of May. It would help us to keep in touch better!

Anita In Indiana

Story of our Life said...

How VERY COOL!! I love reading the reviews on your site. Many times I have not heard of the things or have but just never checked into them.

Anyway, I would LOVE to be the winner of this sleek lil gadget. It could be used in a variety of different ways. I have my lil phone now that i read emails on however, it is rather small, hard to read and well...it is w/my cell service (not a blackberry...I wish I would have got that instead).

As a bus driver for the Mass Transit in our city (near your home I think...you were just in our city at a conference a few weeks/month ago I believe). Anyway....this would work great as I could check things in between routes and on breaks. My children's teachers email me constantly and it would help me stay up to date and get much needed info...and well...it would just FUN!!!

The Vrabecs said...

I think this would be great for me. I have a phone but I am obsessed with my email and don't feel like upgrading to a smart phone! I hope I win, thanks for the chance to get one of these!

Cheri-Beri said...

Peek would fit into my life very nicely. I'm addicted to my e-mail and on the go a lot taxiing my kids around. I would love to check my e-mail and do a few other things (anyone say "Facebook" with me) while I wait for the kiddos.

TerriDawn21 said...

Peek would work so great for me. Right now I have a very temperamental laptop that has no battery. If I am not careful with the power cord it will shut off. Then it takes anywhere from 1 to 5 hours to turn back on. It just doens't want to turn on. It is very annoying when I am trying to catch up on my email and then I have to wait an hour or more to finish reading them.

Anonymous said...

I would like this, It would help me keep in touch with my sisters. I only have a track phone for emergencies Tammy A

Tiffany said...

OMG this would be so perfect for my Mother (so If I win I will be giving it to her cause I'm nice like that LOL) She has a company phone from her job but it doesn't text or have internet and she doesn't have internet at home. She would be able to keep up with e-mails and I could text her whenever I feel like. She would totally love this!!!

Jennifer said...

I am a school teacher and I cant check my email from school. I hate waiting all day to see what I got in my inbox at home!! I could use this while on breaks at school. My cell phone is old and doenst allow emailing and texting is not easy with the regular keyboard on a phone. Thanks

Lyndsay said...

That sounds cool! I am the one person in all of humanity who has no cell phone so this would be a good first step for me!!

aaensons said...

this would be so perfect for my i could use it for work when i am not at home, i could use it is the living room so that I can work and play with my son at the same time. It would just be so wonderful to have. I also do not have texting on my cell and this would take care of that problem too. I would love this

Janet said...

This sounds cool! I love to check e-mail while I'm out and it's such a pain to do on my cell phone. I often e-mail myself directions or reminders and this would be a great way to check them while I'm out.

amy said...

This sure would be great for me, just another way to take my internet/texting addiction to a new level. lol. Seems like I can't leave the house without wondering if I'm missing some vital piece of trivial news. ;D

Jon and Sarah said...

My husband would love this! He is constantly checking his email!

Patois said...

Oh, how I'd love to try that. Love the size of the keyboard. I'm old. I need all the help I can get to be able to text.

Tracy said...

I have a great phone, but this is so perfect for my Mom. Even if I were not chosen as one of the lucky winners, I now have my Mothers Day present idea. THanks Dawn.

Stormimay said...

Oh...this would be sooo perfect for me. My husband and I have been seriously discussing ways to get ourselves OFF the computer (internet). We've realized that our time spent on the internet is preventing us from doing what we really want to be doing, but since we have to have our email weaning ourselves off the time waster has been a real problem. With one of these we could really finally just turn off the computer and go cold turkey off the internet. Which would be lovely. 'Course I'd miss this blog. :( LOL

Jen said...

I agree...this would be perfect for a child....too young really for a phone but wants to keep in contact with friends/cousins. This would be great for my son!

Deidre Johnson said...

This looks perfect- I'm always trying to save time while standing in line or doing errands. This sounds like a tool that is useful!

deidremjohnson@gmail.com

Tara M said...

looks cool! thanks again for all these great give-aways!

EvelynMasters said...

I would love to win one. I want to be table to text but with our plan it sooo expensive.

w said...

it's hard taking the laptop everywhere. like in the bathroom.

peek would be great there.

not that i text or email in the bathroom. sort of.

Dawn said...

I would LOVE to try out the Peek. My husband and I have been talking about upgrading our phones and getting internet/e-mail capabilities on them. I think having the Peek would be nice b/c I am not tied to any contract. Plus, I think getting a peek at a $50 price is cheaper then upgrading my current phone to something like a blackberry and paying for the additional internet charge.

Betsy D. said...

Because my husband's job is crazy, there's a fairly good chance that he'll have to move across the country for work... Which leaves me alone with a newborn and a toddler. I think this would be a great way to feel sane when I'm out and about with the kids: Instant contact with people old enough to read! Plus, instant venting to my husband via email.
So random selector, please pick me! My sanity (or what's left of it!) will love you forever!

Lisa said...

This would be great for me! I'm a stay at home mom with a desk top computer. I would be greatful to have a way to check my email without having to go sit down at the computer.

Tami said...

Wow, that is REALLY cool!! I have NEVER heard of it before. I think I would love this. I am always wanting to check my email and I ALWAYS text, so I think this would be perfect!!

Rebecca said...

I do not have a blackberry and so feel very far behind everyone who uses text messages as a way to "chat" I would love to try one of these out. Thanks for the chance -- rebecca

K said...

Wow, I think this sounds great...either for myself or my son who loves to text!

Kyla in KY

Donna T said...

This would be perfect for me because I have a prepaid phone and can't afford a monthly plan. Unfortunately I can't get my email on my phone this way. Peek would allow me to email and text anytime I'm not home, which would be very convenient for me.

Vivian M said...

My phone does not have the texting feature, and if I receive a text I am charged per text. And living far away from all my family and friends, we use email to stay in touch (much cheaper than international phone calls!).
It looks like a wonderful little tool, and I would love the opportunity to have one!

Cheryl said...

Hi. Nice review---the peek looks cool! Maybe I could actually learn how to text quicker with one of these! :)

Us3JKJ said...

My son is 11 and is asking for a phone daily so he can text his friends. I personally do not think an 11-yr-old needs a "phone" but this would be the perfect compromise. And it's RED - his favorite color! Ohhhh, random integer thingy, please say its meant to be and pick me this time! LOL ;)

Jenn

RobinAN said...

My 16 year old needs this bad! He spends way too much of his money paying for pre-pay phone to use up texting with his friends.

Jodee said...

I would love one of these for my daughter. She is on my cell phone plan for $10 a month, but doesn't have a text plan. She flies across the country to see her sperm donor (I mean father) and it would be amazing to be able to text and email without her having to get permission to be on his computer! When she's home, I'd steal it :)

Shelly1029 said...

This would be perfect for my 64 year old mom. She loves to get e-mails from her grandkids out of state but isn't very computer savvy. This would be a quick and easy way for her to stay in touch with her grandkids and for them to think they have one cool grandma who can text and e-mail!

AmberLV said...

Wow, that looks really cool! Since I don't have a blackberry or iPhone, I could really use it.

Jaimie said...

Ohh..Ohh...I want one!

Kay said...

Seems like a neat thing to have, especially with no contract !!

Erika said...

this would be perfect! i'm a student and I need to be constantly in touch with profs making sure experiments are being monitored etc

Kerri said...

That is neat. I would give it to my daughter so she could have some thing she couse use.

Lori said...

My husband and I are constantly on the road but we have a small media business in addition to our full time jobs. It would be WONDERFUL to keep up with the emails that come in for the business without having to worry about adding an expensive data plan to our phones!

Michelle said...

I would love to be able to text on something besides a regular phone. That would make my job so much easier!

Sapphire Mommy said...

Oh I would love to try this! I'm an email and texting fanatic and my phone gets wore out so quick. not to mention the expense of those services from the cell provider. Ihope I get it!

Sapphire Mommy said...

I hope I win!

StampinGranny said...

Oh I "need" that. Both my grandsons have text on their cell phones, but I can't text with them cause hubby thinks it is too expensive. If I had this, it would be separate from the phone bill and I could chat with my grandsons. What fun it would be to surprise them!

Lisa said...

I think this product is perfect for the tween/teen age kids, that might not be that ready for a full on cell phone. I really think my daughter would enjoy this and I love the fact that it doesn't have a contract. This is great for people like myself, that's struggling in this economy. Thanks again for another wonderful giveaway.

Kristin said...

I would love to try one out. I have a couple of friends who really love to text - since my phone plan doesn't include texting this would get expensive for me. I would love to stay in touch with one of my dear friends who recently moved to Ohio. I hope I get chosen!

Rox said...

I would love to try this! I would have to hide it from my teen, he'd gladly steal it from me! Thanks for the chance!

dpinyan said...

I'd love to be able to give this to my sweet granddaughter. She so much wants a phone but her parents don't think that is in her best interest at this time.
dianne

Becki said...

I love technology! Pick me.

Judi said...

I'd love to try this---especially since it seems easy to use, as I'm pretty technically-challenged.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Love, love, love your blog. It never fails to make me lol. What a fun life you have! (smirk). Truly though, I'm amazed at how well you handle everything.

Teresa said...

I have 3 teenagers and 2 tweens who would love to just text. They don't even care about e-mail yet! We have a cell phone plan but only 5 phones between the seven of us. It would be great to have a nifty texting device!! Thanks

Jen said...

*waves arms excitedly*

I LOVE red for one and for another I like how there's no contract involved. We're tight with money right now and this would be perfect while we're on the go. :D Go Peek! :D

Anna said...

These look like a lot of fun! There have been many times I have wished I could check on something on my email account but I wasn't home. What a nifty little thing!

Shawna Roo said...

Peek! I see you!!! And I see this cool new electronic gadget that would be awesome for work!
Thanks,
Shawna

The Lee Family said...

What a neat product!
We do SO much travelling that it would really help us keep in touch with family, friends and work!
jeffrachellee@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I would love one!!! This would be perfect for me because I have an OLD phone and it is only good for calling people. I love texting but when you have to use the numbers on the keypad to find each letter, it can become very irritating! I'll definitely have to check this thing out!

Nina said...

well...i don't have a personal phone just work and for some reason none of my personal email is checkable on it so this would be ideal. plus I hate being beholden to a work item for contact but can't afford much more.

leaner said...

I am not sure how it would fit into my life, but it looks fascinating!

Michelle said...

I have an old fashioned phone, and I can't figure out how to text. But people try to text me. :)

Oh, and when I'm at work, I can't check home email but as PTO pres, I get stuff that I should respond to faster than I sometimes can. That would be handy. Ok, and addictive....

Rikki said...

I would LOVE this thing!

Christine Heitman from Cortlandt Manor, NY said...

Hi Dawn! I think the Peek would be the answer to my daughter's prayers!!!! She has been bugging me to get her a phone to text her friends on. This would be perfect, as I do not want to pay an arm and a leg for a phone and then have to worry about overages and all that fun stuff! Thanks again for another chance to win a cool product!

Tracy said...

Sweet! You can text and email and you don't have to pay tons of money for it! It would go a long way on our youth pastor's salary!

Becs said...

i would use it to communicate with my husband while he is at work (night shift). he could text rather than call and wake the whole house. its just a great way to stay connected too.

Appreciate the giveaways.

Anonymous said...

I would love this as I already pay more than I want to for my cell phone plan and can't fathom spending more to upgrade to internet access in order to check my emails.....that and texting from my cell phone is a complete pain!

SPepper22

Lynn J said...

SO cool I would love to have a PEEK so I could peek at my email while I'm away from home! Thanks!

SEQLDbyfoot said...

Hmm it has a keyboard, unlike my dinosaur phone, I might actually be able to text messages that make sense!

kattshaman said...

I would love this device

Thanks

Tammy said...

Peeky Please!!!! This would be perfect for me. I have an Omnia but the only way to easily respond to email is to use the touch screen and stylus and that is so obvious during a meeting. I would love to win something just once.....

janice said...

This sounds perfect for my daughter!! All her and her friends do is text, and the phone bill is sky high,seems this would be just what she needs!!


c66mom@hotmail.com

imtcbbaby said...

Cool! I've never heard of PEEK. Is it new in the world of gadgets?

maidto5 said...

This would be perfect for my 9 and 10 year old boys who BEG for cell phones, that I refuse to buy. Just so they can text each other. In the same house. BUT they could also text their daddy who is a truck driver. He would enjoy that.

Valerie from Ohio44857 said...

I think this might work for me! Hubby doesn't want to pay for internet access on my cell phone and I can't really see paying those high prices for those fancy phones! I could email and text while I'm sitting around the hospital with my son! Plus, I wouldn't have to buy a laptop with wireless capabilities!

Krista said...

This would be great for kids - kids have become quite texty!

Donna said...

The "no contract" part is great. How's it on service area availability though? Being a freelance, and with a family that likes to go away a lot, I find that I just need to check in and make sure there's no emergencies when I'm away - not necessary do work. This would be great. I tried a broadband service for my laptop but there where we go most of the time is out of the service area. If this has a good service area, this just might be the thing for me.

Steff said...

This would be an awesome answer to our daughter's request for a phone (which she doesn't need). She doesn't need this either, but this is more economical.

Reel Mom said...

Looks cool and I can admit that I can't go longer than an hour to check my email...yeah I get help for it:)

Kelly B said...

I've never heard of this. I would love this, since the first thing I do when I get home is run to my computer and read my e-mails:)

Garth and Becky said...

We don't have cell phones because we don't tend to get out of the house a whole lot (my hubby works from home). However, I love to text so this would meet that "need" and be fun besides!

Allie said...

I think a Peek would fit into my life as well as my husbands life very well especially this summer when (hopefully) my husaband will be able to leave work early so we can have some extra family time (he has put in A LOT of lat nights this winter so he deserves to leave early this summer)... he does A LOT of emailing at his job and is tied to his computer.. he has been thinking of getting a blackbery... but the extra $80 a month phone bill is not that friendly to our budget right now.... the Peek would allow him to stay connected to his work and me stay connected with my friends. At a significantly cheaper service rate.

Thanks for entering me and best wishes to whoever wins this fabulouse prize!

Allie
tjaksv (at) yahoo (dot) com

jlarsonrn said...

I would love one of these - not because I'm addicted to email but because I LOVE gadgets! =)

Jenny in OK said...

Oooh, cool! I only started text messaging recently and I love it! It's so addicting. That looks awesome!

Nicole from Houston said...

This would be great for our family! My daughter isn't old enough for a phone (in our world)but really feels left out of the texting world. If we win, I would be able to have my phone back on the weekends!

Chrissie said...

Great idea! This is going to really sound pathetic how it can benefit me in the coming months...ready?

The good news is we sold our house. The bad news is we will be moving in with my parents (yes, at age 35) for (hopefully) a short duration of time. I could use this Peek to check MY emails since we'll have to be (gulp) sharing a computer.

Thanks for offering a great giveaway! csaestok@yahoo.com

theshellieshow said...

I am a middle school teacher, mom of 15, 10 and 6 year old. This sounds like what i need to keep track of all my kids! Happy pickin'...

Kiki said...

Sounds like a great idea!

danga said...

I am a stay at home mom that homeschools and runs her own business...need I say more? =)

suzanne said...

i could save a ton of dough and avoid the iphone or blackberry but still check my email for work..hooray

Christine in NJ said...

Great giveaway!... I can't believe that I haven't heard about this already!... We have 5 phones on our family plan already and we need another... SO... it would be wonderful if we won!...

chriscasano@optonline.net

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow would love one, then I can check my email with out having to log on to the internet at work and get fired ... LOL

Thank you for the chance to win :)

Jhooper in SC said...

Wow as a full time student, mom, school employee, baseball coach's wife assistant, and fellow twitter and facebook addict, I have NO time to sit in front of the computer anymore! (OK i make it but i really shouldnt!) I would love one of these and the whole no contract put it down when not needed ...WOW! Come on random number generator .. big money big money LOL
@jennhoop

Laura said...

I'd love to be able to check my email when I'm out and about. I don't have a laptop and this looks like it would be really handy!

Sharon said...

I'm thinking this is something I will probably never figure out. My 11 year old on the other hand would love this!

Christina Marie said...

I could really use a Peek! Then my husband could stop complaining about the megabyte charges on our wireless bill each month!

bubbles said...

This would be a big hit in our family with a teen and pre-teen both wanting to text friends, the friends they'll leave behind when we move in a few weeks and the friends they'll soon make. As I go back to work full time I would appreciate a way to keep in touch with them.

Stephycce said...

Ohh I'd love that!!
All my friends are big on texting and I can't afford to add it to my already cheap prepaid phone LOL.
And checking email away from home would be great to help with the 50 emails from the school LOL.
Stephy

Becca said...

I love the idea of no monthly contracts especially in this day and age. As a mom of two youngsters this would be very handy for me. Thanks for the consideration!

Heather said...

I am sure I could find someone (me) who could use this!

Kimberly Martino said...

I would love to be able to check my mail while I'm out. This seems really easy to use which is always nice.

Nate B said...

I'd give it to my either my grandparents or my mom, both of whom like email, but don't necessarily like or what complex phones

Brenda said...

Very cool. If I win I need you to come to Nebraska to teach me to use it.

Amy H said...

I would love to try this out to see if it would be a good option for my in-laws. All they use is email, so it sounds like the perfect fit for them!

Rachael said...

for a sahm who feels like she is never really at home, this would be awesome!

jane, candid said...

Hmmm, maybe I could finally figure out what all the hoopla about texting and twitter is all about? I am one of the 9 people in the US who still just makes phone calls.
Great site, by the way,
Jane

Angel said...

I think this would be awesome for my 12 year old. She enjoys texting but is not crazy about chatting on the phone.

Dayna said...

My two oldest kids would love to have one. They aren't old enough to have cell phones, but they are old enough to run around the neighborhood. It would be great to have one of these things to keep up with them or to be able to let them know when after school plans have changed.

Joni said...

This would be perfect for my husband. He never talks on his phone, only texts!

Anonymous said...

Okay i really need two of these. We don't have cell phones at the moment and I need to get something for my daughters to be able to text. Thats all they want to do. And I think I can afford to do the 20 a month. So please pick me... Thanks Dede

Gwyneth said...

We canceled my cell phone to help save money when the economy took a nose dive. I don't mind using the house phone to make my calls (since I"m a SAHM) but man oh man do I miss the texting! One of these things would be so COOL!

Cheryl B said...

My great aunt uses something similar to receive email only. She doesn't own a computer and doesn't want one. I would love to win one of these for her because I think the additional texting feature is great! Thanks for this review Dawn.

Wanda said...

This would be perfect for my mother. She's not quite ready to take on the whole computer thing.
But this would be great for keepng in touch.

amanda h said...

I would love one of these!! Please pick me

The Grown Up Teenager said...

I'd like to win one for my friend. We're from the boondocks and she's out of range of getting any internet but dial up.

She needs to come into the 21st century and I bet she'd love one of these. Consider me entered!

Ashley said...

I would love the Peek. My current phone doesn't allow me to text or check my email, being a college student, both of these are "necessities".

Angela said...

This would be absolutely perfect for my 14 yr old son. Then maybe he would actually leave my phone alone.

Kelly said...

Please pick me! My 11 year old has been begging for a cell phone and this would a awesome alternative

Angela P. said...

I'd love to win! :)

Sara said...

I would love to have this! it looks awesome.

Melissa said...

I would love a Peek, I do mostly text messaging with my friends. I love the fact that it has a full keyboard, they don't have many cell phones with those that are available with my cell carrier. So pleaseeee pick me!

plainprecious said...

i would love this

-Marit in Boise said...

Probably too late to post, but this would be so great to have to organize all those kids that keep showing up in our family!

Thanks Dawn!

Kristin said...

Did the winners get chosen and posted somewhere and I missed it?

labdogs42 said...

Oooh, that is totally cool! I'm too late for the drawing, I think (story of my life), but I wanted to chime in anyway! I love gadgets that don't force me into a contract. That is probably why I already have an iTouch and a Kindle! The Peek sounds like a perfect addition to my contract free gadget collection!

Kimberly said...

This is just about the coolest thing I've seen! I am totally going to save for one of these little devices! My kids would be SO jealous! Imagine me, MOM having something better than their kid! I love it!

M. Kelley said...

Wow! This is a pretty neat deal. My texting package alone costs me $10 a month. I am almost ashamed of myself, I like to think I usually know about new gadjits and stuff but this one slipped by. I might actually get one of these!