Best of Gizmodo Elimination Round 1

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Yeah, it's Tuesday and Gizmodo is finally back in the saddle again. The eggnog hangover is cured, the latke oil is almost hot, and it's time to get back to the nitty-gritty—voting for the Best Gizmo of the Year.

Today is the first in a series of elimination rounds to determine the Best of Gizmodo 2005. Here's how it will work: Each day the previous votes will be cleared from the slate and a new poll will begin for the gadgets that get to stay on the island. Two are already gone, two more will be stuffed in a burlap sack and thrown in the river tomorrow. On Thursday just one item will be disappeared. And that's when it gets fun, because on Friday for the final Thunderdome battle you will submit an e-mail address with the vote, and that will go into a final drawing for a $500 gift certificate. Where to? Maybe Circuit City, but it's still TBD (write if you have suggestions). Remember, the only way to win is to vote on Friday in the final round.

But back to the business at hand, which is bidding adieu to the Motorola RAZR and Apple Powerbook. Maybe it was the RAZR's stinky keypad, or its stinky-er UI—either way, we love to watch you walk away. And the matte finish is off the Apple Powerbook, which got cut earlier than anyone predicted. But a mediocre 7% of the votes means... buh-bye.

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After the Jump: Round two of the Best of Gizmodo finals. Get those votes in quick.

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