It's full disclosure time! In the interest of fairness, honesty and transparency (even here in the wild blogospheric West), once a month we list any freebies companies give us in hopes we'll review their stuff. Sometimes we review it, sometimes we don't, but either way you know who's slippin' us giveaways in our monthly Schwag Watch. December's schwag disclosure is available for your perusal after the jump.
- Gina: Microsoft hosted me at their 2 day Vista Labs event in Seattle and covered my travel, hotel, food and other transportation. They also gave me a Zune, a USB thumb drive, a $50 gift certificate to the company store, a secret tour of their "Home of the Future" exhibit on campus (which I signed an NDA about, and therefore couldn't write up), a bottle of wine and a few other snacks. Even though they stuffed me with truffles and showered me with gifts, I tried my best to be objective in my writeup, here: Q&A with Microsoft about Windows Vista.
Also, Sprint's Ambassador program (which involves a free phone with service and unlimited data) is still providing my internet access on the road since I use the phone as a modem.
- Adam: Photojojo gave us a free set of their photo blocks so we could test drive 'em as a prize in our DIY Holiday contest.
- The folks over at previously-mentioned TimeSnapper gave all of us 2 free licenses for TimeSnapper Professional.