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mDTU30G3-64GB_04_bI hate Black Friday. I HATE it. I worked in retail for years and witnessed mothers gnash their teeth in a ferocious attempt to snag that Tickle Me Elmo from the wretched claws  of their neighbors. I’ve seen men cry because they only started lining up outside for the 48″ TV at 4AM when there were people channeling their urban camper and sleeping next to the door all night. It gives me chills just thinking of how terrible people can become in the name of saving a couple hundred bucks on their Christmas shopping. So, in the spirit of the holidays, Racket’s here to give stuff away so that you can avoid at least some of the bedlam. We teamed up with the awesome folks over at Kingston Technologies to offer up a sweet prize pack:


1 64GB DataTraveler Ultimate USB flashdrive – $60 value – It says ULTIMATE in the title, you know it’s gotta be good.

1 32GB DataTraveler USB flashdrive – $19 value – This one fits on your keychain without flopping all around.

1 MobiLite Wireless USB/SD card reader/USB charger – $40 value – You can use it as a card reader OR to charge your phone after spending all it’s juice on posting selfies to Instagram.

1 Kingston Technology HyperX Steel Series Siberia V2 Gaming Headset – $70 value – The headphone’s bass response will make all those Call Of Duty explosions seem real, while the built in microphone will allow you to inform the n00bs how much you enjoyed their mother’s company.

So, Racket’s giving YOU $189 worth of rad tech (and that’s the sale price, mind you). What’s that? A catch? Why, there’s no… OF COURSE THERE’S A CATCH. This is good stuff, man. So, here’s the deal. YES, we like giving stuff away, but we also like upping our social media outreach. This one’s REAL easy.

1. Follow @RacketMagazine AND @KingstonHQ on Twitter. This is important, because if you don’t follow us, we can’t DM you, and if we can’t DM you, well, you don’t win.
2. Tweet the following: “I want my free swag from @KingstonHQ & @RacketMagazine: http://bit.ly/1cnclD1
3. Wait. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013.


OK, so the contest’s winner was Jamie Rocha in West Covina, CA! But, you know what? That was fun. So much so, that Kingston was rad enough to drop us a second batch of rad swag for a second contest! Same rules apply, but this one will run til December 19th! So, tweet away!

And the second winner isssss: Brian Buckley of San Bernardino, CA! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!