Free Jawbone Icon

Lastweek Jawbone held a contest on their fan page for two free Jawbone Icon bluetooth headsets. They wanted you to go to a store that sells them and take a picture of the Icon headset on display. Shortly after reading about it Sarah wanted to go to Best Buy, so I figured I would take a picture and enter for fun. We went to Best Buy and they were actually sold out of the Icon headset. I decided to go ahead and take a picture of the empty rack and still give it a shot.

The drawing was planned for Monday, but for some reason they delayed it a few days, but it ended up being worth the wait. They only had about 12 entries and the were giving away 2 headsets, so my chances were pretty good. By some miracle I was the 2nd name drawn and won! I’ve been doing some reading up on the Icon and they have a special app for the iPhone and all sorts of other features that I’ve never seen on a bluetooth headset.

I was asked which Icon model I would like and I chose the rouge which is a dark red color. I thought that would be nice instead of the traditional black of most headsets. A video of the drawing can be seen on their fan page.

Here is the picture I used to enter the contest and a picture of the rouge model.

Mario! Mario! Mario!

It has been awhile since I last added anything to my video game collection. This showed up on KSL last week and I knew I had to buy it. Here we have an original copy of Super Mario Brothers 3 with original box and all paperwork. I got it for the great price of $10.

This game was a huge deal when it came out. I remember not being able to find a copy during the first week of release. I seem to remember it happened to be during a trip to Vegas and I couldn’t even locate a copy there. It was probably a week or two after that I finally got it. It was a lot of fun and is still considered one of the best Mario games ever. Nintendo really went overdrive with the hype machine for this game. It was obviously covered extensively in their Nintendo Power Magazine and the commercial below, but the thing that sets this game apart is the fact it was tied in with a movie.

That movie was The Wizard with Fred Savage. The movie is pretty much one big Nintendo commercial and I ate it all up as a kid. There were two items that really stuck out. The first was the Power Glove. Everyone wanted one after the movie, so they could be “bad”. The other was the last scene of the movie at the Nintendo Championships where the last game was Super Mario 3. This scene gave the world a chance to see the game in action 6 months before it was released. It also gave away where to find one of the warp whistles. 🙂

I hope to have some SMB3 time this weekend and see if I can still finish it. Below is the original commercial and the trailer for The Wizard.