Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Stocking Stuffers 2010 Giveaway: Digital Photo Keychain with Stand [CLOSED]

If you are an early shopper like me, then you may already be starting to think about the Holidays now that back-to-school is mostly behind you. Stocking stuffers are something that I like to start early so I can find little items that are sure to put a smile on my family's face. I really do not like to buy the same stocking stuffers year to year, so I am happy to share with my readers anything that might be a little different. This affordable digital photo keychain from would make an excellent stocking stuffer for a tween or teen. It would also make a great gift for your staff or co-workers. They come in a variety of colors that will surely please people of any age group.

This particular Tao Digital Photo Keychain is basic, but functional. It is lightweight and measures approximately 2-3/8" x 1-1/2". The accompanying stand makes it ideal for anyone who spends time at a desk.

This photo keychain comes packaged in an easy-to-wrap box. Included in the box are the keychain with a 1-1/2" color display, a coordinating stand, a USB cable, and instruction manual.

This product and the accompanying DPF Mate software is very user-friendly, so it can be used by almost anyone, even those who are not completely comfortable with technology. The USB cable is not only used for transferring photos to the keychain from your computer, but it also allows the keychain to recharge through your computer as well. The basic functions of the software include browsing, zooming, cropping, and downloading photos.

Although these keychains, which sell for just $9.99, can be personalized for an additional $5.99, I am not sure it would be worth the additional cost, especially if you are buying this for a child. The personalization is a thin piece of metal adhered to the back of the keychain. There is black residue around the edges. The engraving was not very clean and went right to the edges. Perhaps it would be better if you only requested one line of text rather than the allotted three lines? If you are worried about your child losing the keychain, there are name stickers that would be must less costly. Usually personalization is suppose to add perceived value to a gift, but I am not sure this one achieves that.

Overall for the price, this keychain would make a good inexpensive gadget gift for most people, with the exception of those who are very much into technology, as this product may be too basic for them. To find out more about this, as well as other digital photo and licensed keychains offered by Wholesale Keychain, visit . For a limited time, you can receive Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Thank you to for sending us a sample product free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Digital Photo Keychain with Stand (color may vary).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of wholesale and retail keychains offered by . Then leave a comment telling me the name of a keychain you would like to own (aside from the one reviewed in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!