Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in our smart TV contest. Your votes have been tallied and one guy's world is about to be rocked. Head inside to meet the worthy recipient of a Logitech Revue with Google TV and keyboard controller. Plus, an extra special honorable mention for your enjoyment!
Before we get to the big reveal, we'd like to share this little gem we received. Congratulations Ryan L.—you didn't win the prize, but your poem did make us smile. That's almost as good, right?
Tweets from peeps, RSS feeds and more
Facebook updates will be less of a chore
Articles at Gizmodo, ordering gifts from my couch
Christmas shopping done, I'll be less of a slouch
Since married, a TV battle is a part of my life
A war that is fought between I and my wife
She turns up the volume and hogs the remote
I say, "Shhhhh"!... "IT'S THE COMMERCIAL", is her exact quote
My hearing has suffered, I can't take anymore
A Logitech Review, I need to explore
We both own Droids, and could control all of our gear
Control lighting, if the economy is better next year
We will kick back with Leanback, search content with finesse,
Stream TV when networks pull heads from their ass
Video call our parents, watch Netflix with my wife
When every one's asleep, search for things with more spice
In reality, my wife will surf Food Network and HGTV
Looking up ideas she just saw on TV
Trying new recipes and painting the halls
Essentially, I still will have lost, both of my balls
Alas, still Smart TV will improve my well being
I won't be smarter, better looking, but I'll still have my hearing!
Masculinity boosted, as I'll have control of a remote
I'll be eating well! Happy Holidays! Here's to your health!
And now, your choice for the guy who most deserved a a Logitech Revue with Google TV and keyboard controller: Jason G.
Jason, consider your life changed! In case you've forgotten, here is his story:
When I was 15 years old I was paralyzed in a pool accident. It has been 15 years since and to be honest I wouldn't change a thing. People think I'm crazy when I say that but what I've gained has far outweighed the hardships lack of mobility brings. Sure it would be great to walk again but the changed perspective on life is priceless. Being able to see the value in so many little things most take for granted has truly been a gift. It's been a long hard struggle and a lot of work to become as "normal" as possible. Having a smart tv would make life much easier for me on many fronts, mostly just having easier access to the outside world around me. The many improvements in technology are great for someone like me. It helps so much to escape the limitations of my life and explore, travel and experience the world even though I can't physically. My dream is to reach out to other paralyzed individuals to help them overcome and realize that they still have enormous potential in this world. I believe a tool like this would help me help others.
Again, thank you to everyone who participated, and a big thank you to the folks at Intel who generously provided the prize. To learn more about smart TV products equipped with the Intel® Atom™ processor, click here!