Staples Tech Tip Tuesday: A Look at Several New Windows 8 Devices

This holiday season, you’ll want to consider shopping at Staples for a hot new Windows 8 device like the ones featured in the video above. From the innovative laptop/tablet hybrid Lenovo Twist, to the Intel-Atom powered Samsung ATIV and the HP Envy 4 Ultrabook, by going in-store and playing with these devices yourself, you’ll be able to really figure out what product will make the right gift for your family or friends. Plus, with the “8 Was Easy” campaign we’ve talked about before, Staples makes sure that you get the help and support you need, for FREE, when upgrading to Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Every Tuesday between November 13, 2012 and December 18, 2012, Staples will be giving away a great piece of technology, including the hottest Ultrabooks, Tablets and Headphones. Tune in every Tuesday to YouTube, Socialcam, or my blog to find out about the product and what’s being given away, then tune into my Twitter account at 7PM Eastern every Tuesday night to answer a question for a chance to win some hot tech!

Win a Lenovo Tablet/Laptop Hybrid at 2pm TODAY!

Starting at 2PM today, I’m hosting a Twitter party to help you with smart gift ideas for the holidays and to help educate you about the new Windows 8. It’s going to be awesome plus @Staples is helping me give away one of the most interesting Windows 8 devices I’ve seen—the Lenovo Twist. And we’re also giving away three $100 gift cards to Staples, so that’s a great way to save on some holiday tech shopping this year!

How can you enter this contest to win? First up, make sure you’re following me on Twitter. You can use the following link to bring up my page:

And then, make sure you’re following Staples, too! Here’s their Twitter account:

Then tune in to my page at 2pm Eastern (that’s 1pm Central, noon Mountain, 11am Pacific time!). We’ll be informing you about Windows 8 and asking questions, and YOUR answer might just win you this awesome Lenovo laptop/tablet hybrid!

Last Chance To Win a Free Duracell Powermat + VIP 40/40 Party Tix

Today is your last chance to win a free Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System! Entering is simple: just like Mario’s page on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win. But hurry: the contest ends tonight at midnight!

Duracell PowermatDon’t forget, this is your chance to get VIP access for you and a friend at our Power House Party on September 12th. You’ll join Mario at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in NY to celebrate Socialcam users with over a million followers, and you’ll get to charge your phone right on the walls of Jay-Z’s new club with the integrated Powermats!

To enter to win VIP access to the party, simply enter for the Powermat drawing and get another friend to sign up too. It’s simple, but you only have one day left, so get on it: enter now!


Ultimate SBGM Contest: Win a Sony eReader Pocket Edition PRS350, BlueAnt S4 headset, or an AT&T Smartphone

Getting free gadgets is what makes the web so much fun, right? That’s why we’ve got an endless treasure chest of things we’re putting in your stocking this holiday season.

This time around, we’ve got three killer items we’re giving away: the PRS350 Pocket Edition eReader from Sony, a BlueAnt S4 headset, and the AT&T Motorola Backflip Smartphone. Head over past the break to find out how to enter. Read More

Win a Business Consultation with Mario Armstrong!

Want to know how to best take advantage of your smartphone or tablet? Have questions about branding or social media? Just want someone to bounce some business ideas off of? Mario Armstrong is here to answer your pressing questions. We’re giving away three 20-minute business consultations with Mario, and entering couldn’t be easier. Just follow these simple steps and you’re good to go!

  • Send us an email to with the subject line CONSULTATION. Explain in no more than 5 sentences what your business is and how you could benefit from a meeting with Mario. Our team of writers will be evaluating these and picking the three most-promising small businesses to meet with Mario. Let us know why you stand out but also what you need help with!
  • Like Small Biz Go Mobile on Facebook. That way you can easily stay on top of our tech tips, app and devices reviews, and more!
  • Follow SmBizGoMobile on Twitter and retweet our message to let everyone know about our contest.

Thats it! The contest is open to anyone worldwide, excluding employees and family members of employees of Mario Armstrong Media, LLC. We’ll be running this contest until 5pm on Friday, July 22nd, so get the word out and get your application in!

CONTEST: Win a Wireless Powermat charging station (with two receivers!)

The response to our last contest was great, so we’re doing it again!  This time, we’re giving away a Wireless Powermat charging station and 2 charging receivers: one for iPhone 3G & one for Blackberry Bold.  Did you read Terrance’s post yesterday about Portable Power for your Mobile Devices? You don’t have to feel anxious about running out of battery power – just make sure you have some kind of system in place! This contest couldn’t be easier to enter.  For a chance to win a Wireless Powermat charging solution, we just need you to do two things:

1. Like our page on Facebook by clicking on the link, making sure you’re signed into Facebook, and then clicking the ‘Like’ button on that page.

2. Share a link to this contest on Facebook.  The easiest way to do this is to use the ‘Like’ button above the picture on this page or to visit this link and hit the ‘Share’ button.

That’s it!  The names of all qualified entrants will be put into a list at noon on Sunday, April 17th and one winner will be chosen by the random number generator over at And don’t forget, if you want the latest updates on Small Business tech news, gadgets, and apps to follow us on twitter!

Win a BlueAnt Q2 Bluetooth Headset!

Contests are going to become a regular feature here on Small Biz Go Mobile. After all, why shouldn’t we give something back to our readers? Mario has talked about the BlueAnt Q2 Bluetooth Headset before, and you can check him out on CNN talking about voice activation, driving safety, and the Q2 below.

But how do you enter? Simple, just do two things:

The contest ends at Noon EST on Monday, April 4th. Winners (and our next contest!) will be announced that afternoon on this site. So follow us, retweet, and check back to see if you won!

Mario Armstrong discusses Hands-Fre Bluetooth Technology and Driving Safety on CNN