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Giveaway & Review: Ferrari Style Optical Mouse [CLOSED]

My son turned six last month, so we decided it was time for him to trade in his Mickey Mouse squeeze-to-click computer mouse for a big boy optical mouse. Since he is a car fanatic, nothing was more perfect for him than this extremely affordable Ferrari-like sports car mouse . . . and in one of his favorite colors no less.

This Ferrari Style USB Scroll Wheel Optical Mouse sells for just $7.50 with free shipping worldwide at! That low price and the coolness factor makes this perfect for a child or a tween. How rare it is to find a tech gift for under $10. This mouse, which also comes in silver, would be perfect for a birthday gift or to put in an Easter basket or a Christmas stocking.

Aside from the look of the mouse, there are a couple of other things that contribute to the coolness factor. One thing is that the tires really rotate, but it does not affect the performance of the mouse or how smoothly it moves over a flat surface.

The back of the mouse and the front headlights and fog lights actually light up in red while the USB is plugged into your powered up PC, USB hub, or notebook computer.

The only thing I would change is to have the scroll wheel be black instead of white. I think it would make the sports car look that much better, but that is an adult's opinion. My son loves the mouse as is.

If you would like to take advantage of the great prices offered by Budget Gadgets along with Free Shipping worldwide, you can take advantage of an additional 5% off sitewide when you use Code: KM5OFF10 at checkout.

Thank you to Budget Gadgets for sending us a sample mouse free of charge to base this review upon and for offering another mouse for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Ferrari Style USB Optical Mouse.

This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries. 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 products offered in each category on Then leave a comment telling me what cool or useful gadget caught your eye. 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.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 2 extra entries, share the link to this contest post on Facebook. Then leave TWO separate comments with the link to your Facebook profile.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

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

Random Drawing:

This contest ends on Thursday, February 25th, 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!