Jabra Sport Wireless+ Giveaway


We are giving away one pair of Jabra Sport Wireless+ headphones. We reviewed these great headphones back in May of 2014. Read that review here. You can also watch the video below and check out the product specifications as well. Then enter the contest and one lucky person will win.


  • Wireless Technology: Bluetooth™ for wireless connectivity
  • Supports Bluetooth® version 3.0
  • AVRCP You can control your music from this device when it’s streaming from another device, such as your mobile phone

Music Streaming

  • Device can stream music from a source, such as a Smartphone, Bluetooth enabled laptop, tablet, or MP3 player
  • Omni Directional/noise filter enhances call clarity by eliminating background noise from the office
  • Mute gives you the option to mute/unmute the microphone directly on the device

Battery & Power
 Talk Time

Talk Time is the most time you can talk before a device runs out of power. The Jabra Sport Wireless+ is up to 4 hours of usage
  • Standby Time: Up to 120 hour(s)
Standby Time is the most time a device can stay powered on


  • Wearing Style: Behind-the-ear
Behind-the-ear wearing style
  • Ear Cushion Type:Large (L) sized ear gels, Medium (M) sized ear gels, Small (S) sized ear gels



Win Phantom Glass from Vancouver Gadgets

Protect your smartphone with Phantom Glass!

We’re giving away one iOS and one Android screen protector from Phantom Glass. We reviewed Phantom Glass back in June of this year and it has been awesome for Ben Abel’s iPhone 4S.

In order to win one for either your iOS or Android device, please follow our contest rules. They are as follows:

1. Like Vancouver Gadgets on Facebook.

2. Follow us on Twitter @vancouvergadget

3. Fill out the contact form below and answer the following question.


The contest closes Friday October 24th, 2014. Limit one entry per email. If you have an iOS and Android device you can only win Phantom Glass for one of them!

Great Canadian Appathon Awards more that $35,000


Over the weekend of January 19th, more than 500 college and university students competed in the Great Canadian Appathon(GCA): a crazy, intense and exhaustingly wonderful hackathon to design the next hit mobile game in just 48 hours. Picked as the best from a pool of more than 100 submitted games the top three teams showed off their creations to a panel of judges yesterday, February 13th 2014 at the GCA Grand Finale. Team Friend Boat, who created the game ‘Size Matters’ took home the grand prize of $25,000.

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“Bringing in art schools through the custom matchmaking system on the GCA website really took the quality of submission to a whole new level,” said Ray Sharma, Founder of XMG Studio Inc. “The games were more polished and much closer to being market-ready than we would’ve expected and we’re excited to work with the teams to launch them in an App Store.”

Presented by award winning mobile games developer XMG Studio, the GCA also awarded:

  • $5,000 for second place team Cool Beans for their game ‘Kingdom Crushers’
  • $1,000 for third place team Last Minute for their game ‘Wildfire’
  • $1,000 for winners in the categories: Best Art/Aesthetics, Team SuperSymmetry with ‘Dragon Drop’ Most Technically Challenging, Team Solo Penguin with ‘Reddawn Return to Fishland’ Best Original/Experimental Application, Schrödingers Team with ‘Quest’
  • $1,000 GCAFan Favourite as determined by an open voting on the GCA website, Team Ninja Cornz with ‘Princess Runner’
  • $1,000 GCA Champion of Hearts, honouring the extraordinary effort of Professor Lynda Hausman and Professor Umer Noor from the Humber College Faculty in making the GCA and unforgettable event for their students
  • 60 VIP tickets to participate in Canada’s first national Open Data hackathon – the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). These tickets will give the top 15 GCA teams access to the invite-only CODE hacker-hub in Toronto and includes travel and accommodation
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Previously, the more than 500 participants had developed and submitted a staggering 100 mobile games to take part in the national coding competition. The winning games were evaluated on criteria such as the degree of innovation, the fun and entertainment factor, the level of art and design polish as well as stability, all under the theme of FANTASY. The top three entries were chosen to participate in a face off in front of a panel of judges and live audience. After conferring, special guest and VIP judge Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario, announced the winners and awarded the prizes.

About XMG Studio:

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XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games. Founded in late 2009, XMG has developed a track record for innovation excellence in mobile gaming including the release of critically acclaimed games downloadable on your iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Based in Toronto, XMG is one of the largest indie mobile game studios in Canada. Named as one of the top global mobile games developers to watch by popular media, XMG is focused on providing creative expression through gameplay for all fans of fun.


Like Vancouver Gadgets on Facebook to WIN a Powerocks Super Magicstick portable power bank!

Super Magicstick

Powerocks new Super Magicstick is a line of beautifully designed, light easy-to-carry lipstick/cigar-shaped power banks to charge smartphones on the go, in two versions:  Super Magicstick and Classical Texture/Super Magicstick. Super Magicstick is designed to fit in a pocket, purse, or bag, providing 2800mAh of power in a compact package for two full emergency charges for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.  It quickly and safely charges your phone when away from a power source or outlet, so you’ll never miss a call or be in an emergency without your cellphone when away from home.


Rock out backstage all summer and get paid with Nokia as an all access correspondent

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Live Nation Canada and Nokia announced today that they have joined forces to create the ultimate music industry dream job. Beginning July 24, Live Nation Canada will begin accepting applications from fans across Canada to become the “Nokia All-Access Correspondent.” The selected candidate will begin a two month journey to bring fans across Canada closer to their favourite artists and concert tours. Armed with a Nokia Lumia 920 and a backstage pass, the Nokia All-Access Correspondent will not only provide a peek behind the curtain, but will offer fans the ability to experience unparalleled access first hand.

“We want to invite fans not only to see what we do, but to take part in it,” said Jacob Smid, Vice President of Talent and Marketing with Live Nation Canada. “We’re looking for someone to become part of our world and share that access with fans across the country, using Nokia to spread the word and enhance the conversation.”

The Nokia All-Access Correspondent will bring concert fans across Canada closer to exciting live music experiences, using the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Music streaming service to tell their story and interact with fans. Launched May 16th in Canada, Nokia Music is exclusive to Nokia Lumia smartphones, providing consumers with a simple and delightful way to discover and enjoy music. There is no sign-up, no ads and no subscription, meaning users can dive right into Nokia Music’s catalogue of 18 million songs.

“Nokia has always been a leader in music experiences and we believe that Nokia Music offers great value and will revolutionize the way Canadian music lovers explore, discover and enjoy music,” said Jyrki Rosenberg, Vice President of Nokia Entertainment. “We are excited to be working with Live Nation Canada to launch this ultimate dream job bringing the love of music closer to fans across the country.”

Fans are encouraged to follow @LiveNationFans to gain access to the hottest events of the summer, and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #NokiaAllAccess. The search for the Nokia All-Access Correspondent will run until August 5th with a candidate to begin working in mid-August.

For full information and to submit an application, please visit: http://nokia.ly/AllAccess.

Win a copy of “The Complete Idiots Guide to Social Media Marketing”!

The Complete Idiots Guide to Social Media Marketing

According to an interview with the author Jennifer Abernethy on idiotsguide.com,

“The playing field has been leveled for business. No longer do you need a 6 or 7 figure budget to reach people around the country or globe for that matter. Personally, many lives have been affected. Many people more connected, businesses have grown because of the connections, TV and singing careers have been launched, money has been raised for charity, books have been marketed and purchased, and so on.”