Win a Monoprice keyboard and more on our third day of giveaways

— 8:04 AM on December 16, 2015

What has lighting that would make a Christmas tree jealous and can help even the most lightly stirring mouse register precise movement? It's day three of TR's 12 days of giveaways. Today's winner will receive a Monoprice Enthusiast Backlit Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard and a Monoprice XL Precision Gaming Surface, courtesy of the fine folks at Monoprice.

The Enthusiast Backlit mechanical keyboard we're giving away today uses blue switches that require a bit more force to activate than their red-switch brethren (60g vs. 45g, to be exact). You still get n-key rollover and anti-ghosting tech. That anti-ghosting tech could be useful not only for gaming, but maybe also if you're not a fan of change. The white backlighting lets the Christmas references keep snowballing, and the laser-etched keys mean their markings won't melt away over time.

Speaking of melting, something else that's particularly important this time of year is traction.  At 17.5" by 13.8," Monoprice's XL Precision Gaming Surface offers plenty of room to manuver, and once it gets a grip on your desk, it'll also ensure your mouse movements track accurately in-game. Its microfiber surface deserves a close-up.

To enter the giveaway, complete the following steps. (If you've already entered during the past couple days, stop here—there's no need to enter again.)

  • Tally up the number of Intel X99 motherboard reviews we've posted on our motherboards page
  • Fill out the form below, including your correct answer, and submit your entry

Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only (except Quebec).

We will be accepting entries for this giveaway throughout the 12 days this contest runs, from the time of this post until the time we announce the final winner on December 25, 2015. We'll choose a winner each day in a random drawing from all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site each day of the contest, and they'll also be notified through email. The winner must claim their prize within 72 hours, or they will forfeit it, and we will draw a new winner.

Only one entry is permitted (or required) per person, household, or e-mail address. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.

You must include your full name, a valid email address, and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share your address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR and our sponsors are not responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this post's comments thread.

Entries for this contest are closed.

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