Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

My multiple bags were already overflowing after Monday and Tuesday's treasure hunts, but I pressed on. See my handfuls of schwag from today, including gems from Alienware and Samsung, after the jump.

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

Total Crap: Plush cuteness aside, I can't fathom why anyone would ever use this creation. Then again, I watched a fellow blogger insert his Treo, clip it on his belt loop and wear it all afternoon before asking me if he could keep it...

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

The QuikPod is every MySpacers dream come true: a telescoping monopod with a swiveling joint on the top. Perfect for obese child molesters who need to find their "photogenic" angle, not so useful for those of us not obsessed with self-portraits.

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

Woah! Are those replacement Wiimote straps? Hell no, but we thought they were when we grabbed a handful from the Opera booth. Turns out they're just Nintendo DS straps. Crap.

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

Honorable Mentions: Wrapped and boxed like a valuable oriental treasure, this 1GB thumb drive comes courtesy of Samsung. The drive itself would have been nice, but this box is a welcomed addition.

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

Alienware knows their consumers are serious about their computer hardware, so they were dishing out these handy multi-tools. The LED is a great touch, this thing is bound to be useful the next time I crack open my case.

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

Acquired by random chance, the Aviator laptop stand found a home underneath my machine today. The slant eliminates the "hunch" stance so commonly seen in the press room, and any relief from pain is welcome after a grueling week in Vegas. Many thanks to the nice gentleman who dropped it off at our table.

Schwag Competition: Wednesday's Best

Today's Winner: From some genuinely excited boothsters, this Lightsnake podcasting kit provides the necessary tools for you to get your podcast on. The mic seems decent and they even include tutorials on where and how to make your voice heard.