Hot Hardware and Super Software - FREE!

The TechTalk team loves to play Santa - even in July! Tune in weekly to hear abou the cool stuff our sponsors have given us to share with you, the listener, nearly every week!

From books to iPods, TechTalk is the place to turn to if you want cool free gear. Just remember, you MUST listen in to find out how to win!

Current Giveaways | Old Stuff

Past Giveaways (in other words, sorry Charlie - you missed it!)

ScanDigital $50 Gift Certificates!

Need to make the leap from your analog film days to the land of digital? Send your prints to ScanDigital on us and have it done by a professional!

Right now we're giving away 5 gift cards valued at $50 each to get you started converting your photos, slides, negatives, whatever from that dodgy easy-to-lose and abuse format to clean, reproducible, easy to share and (most importantly) easy to backup digital format! $50 will get you an albums worth of photos converted into a professionally adjusted gallery of digital pics, perfect for uploading to Flickr or reprinting on your computer.

Listen in to find out how to enter, you won't be dissapointed! You can also listen to our interview with Anderson Schoenrock, founder and CEO of ScanDigital on our Show page - just scroll down to the December 29th episode.

IdentityFinder Home Edition

Has the fear of losing your identity forced you to start wearing tin-foil hats and wraparound shades? Worry no more with IdentityFinder Home Edition!

This software slices, it dices, it does everything right for your secure home needs. You'll never have to worry again about unprotected, unencrypted social security numbers, addresses, passwords and etc. anywhere on your home computer!

We'll be giving these away in the next month or two, and if you take part in the show (leave us a voicemail, send a coolsite, anything that we use on-air!) you may just get a code for one of these babies in your email box! Call us now, make it happen, be a star (and get free goodies too)!


We've got copies of this book to give away to some lucky listeners ... literally everything you would want to know about the current state of Google - explained in a clear, well organized and useful manner!

Michael Miller is the author of several awesome books on computer technology, and is a repeat offender, er, we mean guest on the TechTalk show! Click HERE for his most recent interview, and listen during the coming weeks to hear how YOU can get in on these great prizes!

Right now, if you take part in the show (leave us a voicemail, send a coolsite, anything that we use on-air!) you may get one of these babies in your post box! Call us now, make it happen, be a star!

eneloop Rechargable Batteries and Tees!

Join the green revolution, and save some green too!

Sanyo wants to help you break the chain with eneloop batteries - RECHARGE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Part of the GAIA initiative for clean energy products. As part of that promotion, we'll be giving away sets of AA and AAA rechargable batteries, and a bunch of Sanyo energy Tee shirts too!

The main contest has ended, but if you become a part of the show by email, voice mail, or any other way that we use your questions, comments, or suggestions we'll send something out to you!

MaCally BTCup

THIS JUST IN - we've reviewed and are giving away this awesome accessory that's perfect for anyone with an iPod and a car! (Note: iPod and car not provided by the TechTalk show!)

This little baby does it all - listen to your iPod through the FM receiver in the car, has a built-in Bluetooth hands-free function that auto-switches between phone and iPod mode when you are making and answering calls, and much much more!

Make sure and listen in - we've started the giveaway for this product through the month of December (what a great gift!). You'll have to listen to find out how to enter, but you'll definitely want to find out what the TechTalk team thinks of this premium swag! Check our reviews page regularly for more details.

Corel MediaOne Plus

3 Copies of the most extensive way to manage your media! These babies will go fast, so make sure and listen in each week to hear how to snag one for yourself!

Photo ... Video ... Create ... Share ... Protect - Corel Mediaone Plus has it all! Click the picture above for all the details on this awesome product, or check out the interview we did with Corel's own Mark Rathwell for the inside scoop ...

Hey - We're only taking names on this until November 1st, so sign up quick! Check out the podcast to listen in and hear how to win!

Drawing was held November 8th, and the winners were Suzanne of Wonder Lake, IL, Lou of Australia, and Bo from Canada!

Macally TunePro Giveaway!

This prize is so cool, we only have one!

But the rules are the same - just send an email to and let us know you want in! Make sure and include your mailing address, and how you heard about us. We'll also automatically add you to our podcast mailing list so you never miss an episode!

Click the picture above to be directed to the Macally product site to get all the details. If you own any of the last several generations of iPod you will want to check this out. It gets a 5 Chip rating by the TechTalk team, so we couldn't be more excited about giving one away!

Drawing was held October 6th, and the winner was Kerig Pope of South Elgin Illinois! Congratulations Kerig!!

Replay A/V Giveaway!

5 Copies of the most powerful way to capture live and archived streaming video and audio with just a few clicks!

Just send an email to and if you are one of the 5 lucky winners we'll pick out, you'll get a download code and key. INTERNATIONAL LISTENERS - no shipping costs with this giveaway, so please, sign up to win!

With Replay A/V you can:

  • Capture Online Video Clips
  • Schedule and Record Radio Shows and Stations
  • Find Radio, TV & Podcasts with the Integrated Media Guide
  • Record Internet TV Stations
  • Record from Webcams or audio devices attached to your PC
  • Record, Convert and Copy to iPod automatically
  • and much much more!

Sign up today - winners announced on-air! CONTEST ENDED 9/15.

Free Skype-age!

Looking to join the 21st century of telephony? Sign up for free equipment and a free YEAR of skype minutes now!

Here's all you have to do: Send an email to letting us know your name, address, and (optionally) how you heard about us.

That's it! You'll be entered into the contest, and 2 winners will be immediately sent a prize package of Phillips headset and web camera, and one lucky, grand prize winner will get not only the Phillips connect package, but also one full year free of Skype minutes good anywhere in the US or Canada ... so drop us a note today!
GRAND PRIZE Given at the Lake County Fair!  
  Paul Brunette - Round Lake, IL  
  Petro Giannakapolous - Atlanta, GA  

OtterBox and iPodPedia Contest

Now through the end of June, sign up for TWO great contests at once!

Here's all you have to do:
  1. Check out OtterBox and decide if you want the Treo/Blackberry case, the iPod protector, or an all-purpose heavy duty equipment case
  2. Send an email to letting us know your choice, your name, address and how/where you listen to TechTalk!
  3. Keep listening to TechTalk to hear if you win!
You'll automatically be entered to win BOTH the OtterBox item and the new book by Michael Miller iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource!
iPod Case Steve Stewart - St. Louis, MO  
Treo / Blackberry Case Doug Kahler - Round Lake  
General Equipment Case Petro Giannakapolous - Atlanta, GA  

Each of the winners also snagged a free copy of Michael Miller's book iPodpedia - check back here to find out when we will interview him, and keep sending in emails as the giveaway continues!!

Panda Software's Internet Security Suite 2007

CONTEST ALERT!! December 2006
In addition to the interview with Ryan Sherstobitoff of Panda software, (as if that wasn't enough!), we will be giving away multiple copies of Panda's Internet Security 2007 software! This software allows you to protect up to 3 computers from data theft (login details, credit card numbers, etc.) and protects you from other Internet threats, such as viruses, spyware, hackers and online fraud.  
To enter the contest listen in on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 AM throughout December, or simply send an email to letting us know your choice for 'cool site' of the year. If we use your email on-air you win!  


Panda Internet Security Suite 2007    
Stacy Stutz - Wilmette, IL  
Nancy Kapan - Chicago, IL  
  Barb Naylor - Round Lake, IL  
Bev Moran - Round Lake, IL  

Roxio Creator Suite 9 - and a video iPod!

November 1st with Adam Fingerman

Tune in for an interview with ADAM FINGERMAN, Director of Product Management for Roxio\Sonic Solutions on Wednesday November 1st at our usual time - 7AM! We will discuss with Adam the newly released Roxio Creator Suite 9 and it's capabilities, including cell phone ring tone creation, video production, slideshow creation, music editing - burning - and (very cool stuff) online music identification. For more information go to

CONTEST ALERT!! ---> In the weeks preceding the interview, we will be raffling off Roxio's generous donation to the studio of 6 copies of Roxio Creator Suite 9, and to one lucky winner a brand new video iPod!


CD\DVD Creator Suite 9    
Week 1:  
Paul Brunette of Mundelein, IL  
Week 2:  
Steve Stewart  
  Vincent Stachovic  
Week 3:  
Brian Price of Crystal Lake  
Week 4:  
Greg Powroznik  
  Barb Naylor  
30 GB Video iPod  
  Brian Price of Crystal Lake!  
Congratulations to our winners - and thanks to ALL for listening!