We have a winner in our Aimpad R5 giveaway

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for me, that includes the time I've spent using the Aimpad R5 prototype. That's good news for Josh Pozzolo, though, because he is the randomly-drawn winner of our Aimpad R5 giveaway.

Congratulations, Josh, and look for our business guy Adam Eiberger to contact you soon, using the email address you submitted with your entry. Please respond within 72 hours, or you'll forfeit your prize and we'll draw another lucky gerbil from the pool of entrants. Once we hear from you, I'll ship out your Aimpad in the fancy case shown below.

If you're one of the many entrants who didn't win, don't despair. There's still a chance your luck will change on November 15, when Aimpad announces the Steam gift card winners drawn from the pool of people who've filled out its survey. There's still time to enter that contest if you haven't already, and Aimpad would really like to get your feedback. There's even a chance that Aimpad could send you an R5 directly if you can talk them into it.

Thanks again to Aimpad for letting us give away such a unique prize to our readers. I hope that I'll be able to replace it at my desk with a retail Aimpad product soon. Thanks also to everybody who entered the contest.

Colton Westrate

I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • sweatshopking
    • 3 years ago

    KEYBOARDED.

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      OW! MY CARPAL TUNNELS!

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    I was shocked to learn Trump won but I’m even more shocked that SSK would win a keyboard with no Caps Lock key. Oh irony of ironies!!

    PS – I clicked on this story just now because SSK posted about his victory on Facebook.

    • Crackhead Johny
    • 3 years ago

    “That’s good news for Josh Pozzolo”
    But terrible news for SSK who just got dox’d by his favorite tech site. Party at Josh’s house, bring BBQ and beer!

    When you have a forum where people use handles instead of their real name there is a reason for that. Outing them is terrible. Now their real name is linked to that handle across the internet.

    From an infosec point of view you really do not ever want to have your real name out on the internet when you can avoid it. You also do not want to have your real name linked to handles you use on the internet.

      • sweatshopking
      • 3 years ago

      Sure. I’ve even been called at work by people online who wanted to let me know they’re not a threat, and while I didn’t know who they were, I need not worry.

      I am not too worried about it. There are crazy people everywhere, online and real life included. On TR I am a silly character, but harmless and friendly. That’s all I can be anywhere, and I’ll deal with the world as it comes.

      As for beer, please no. Nobody in my house drinks as we don’t love it. BBQ would be great. Obviously, bring your crack.

      • Captain Ned
      • 3 years ago

      CJ: If you can’t figure out my real name, occupation, and employer given my handle and my posting history, your sleuthing skills are poor.

      That said, I’ve reached the age and job seniority where I really just don’t care. I keep it real in the public spots here and save what bile I have for R&P.

      • Inkling
      • 3 years ago

      Let me clear: we did no such thing.

      There is zero connection made or inferred between SSK and Mr. Pozzolo in the Aimpad review, the original contest post, or this winner announcement. Only after Mr. Pozzolo had fessed up and made the connection himself in the comments did an editor reply to his comment about it.

      As we’ve stated repeatedly and emphatically throughout my nearly thirteen years of involvement here: The Tech Report takes privacy seriously, and we will go to great lengths to protect the privacy of our audience. In the past there have been winners of several contests who were prominent, high-profile forum members who chose to remain anonymous, and we have always made certain to respect that anonymity. We would have done the same in this case had SSK not dox’d himself (which he had also already done in the forums).

      – Adam (Inkling) Eiberger

        • sweatshopking
        • 3 years ago

        Yeah, nothing problematic was done by TR.

    • End User
    • 3 years ago

    The system is rigged.

      • Mr Bill
      • 3 years ago

      +3 for politically aware sarcasm, which apparently nobody else got.

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    I assume this is a trick of the mind from having just watched Dr.Strange. I will come back and read this post again later when my brain feels less addled.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      I’m still waiting for Adam to tell me and Colton this is all a joke. Even though he repeatedly said in Slack that yes, it’s kosher, I don’t like that he’s making fun of TR staff and readers.

        • sweatshopking
        • 3 years ago

        who’s making fun of TR staff and readers?

          • Anovoca
          • 3 years ago

          nVidia marketing department?

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    And the story of the year award goes to this keyboard giveaway.
    TR would like to thank Aimpad, the random number generator, and of course SSK.

      • sweatshopking
      • 3 years ago

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
      FIRST OFF, I’D LIKE TO THANK MY WIFE. SHE’S STOOD BY ME ALL THESE YEARS, EVEN AFTER POSTS LIKE “HOW MANY CAN MY WIFE FIT IN HER MOUTH,” OR THE QUICKLY LOCKED THREADS ON WRESTLING BETWEEN STAFF MEMBERS PERHAPS CUT SHORT OF PEAK STUPIDITY BY ZEALOUS MODERATORS (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE). SECOND, I’D LIKE TO THANK THE INTERNET. WITHOUT IT, WE ALL WOULDN’T BE HERE. THIRD, I’D LIKE TO THANK GOD. I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT WE’VE FINALLY WITNESSED WHY HE CREATED ALL CREATION: FOR THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW. NOW I SHOULD GET OFF THE STAGE BEFORE I START CRYING. THANK YOU

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WIN SSK! ALSO, YOU HAVE DONE BROKE THE INTERNETS!

    • uni-mitation
    • 3 years ago

    If it was truly random, then SSK stood the same chance as everyone else to win. It was totally random, of course it was. *starts reading back his dusty book on probability*

    Did you guys double check this thing?

    Uni-mitation

    • Jigar
    • 3 years ago

    WTF JUST HAPPENED, DOES THIS MEAN NO MORE CAPSLOCK FROM SSK ?

      • JosiahBradley
      • 3 years ago

      ACTUALLY WE ALL HAVE TO USE CAPS LOCK FROM NOW ON SO WE CAN TELL WHAT SSK IS POSTING.

        • superjawes
        • 3 years ago

        CONFIRMED

          • Kharnellius
          • 3 years ago

          NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND. MY KEYBOARD WORKS JUST FINE.

            • Kharnellius
            • 3 years ago

            HEY, wtf!!!!

    • DrDominodog51
    • 3 years ago

    SSK DOESN’T USE THE CAPSLOCK KEY CONFIRMED!!1!!1!111!!!!!

      • NeelyCam
      • 3 years ago

      I would like to put forth a theory: the giveaway was [b<]rigged[/b<] to force SSK to give up the caps lock.

        • DrDominodog51
        • 3 years ago

        That’s crazy… Crazy enough to be true.

        I propose we call ourselves R5 Truthers.

    • sweatshopking
    • 3 years ago

    AFTER ALL THIS DAMN TIME. THANK YOU BOYZ. I LOVE YOU ALL.
    I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHO DID THE DRAW SO I CAN KISS THEM ON THE MOUTH.

      • drfish
      • 3 years ago

      Dude, when Adam told us that random.org rolled your number, Bruno and I just lost it in the Slack channel. I was spontaneously laughing out loud for an hour. My wife thought I was nuts. I knew the odds and I was [i<]still[/i<] saying, "what are the odds?!" TIME TO START A NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR LIFE.

        • sweatshopking
        • 3 years ago

        That’s so hilarious. I’m laughing too. Adam’s email was hilarious, and I’m not sure what to tell him.
        Also, I ASSUME YOU’LL BE UPGRADING THAT SLACK TO MICROSOFT TEAMS ASAP.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        When he says he’s not sure I think he’s serious. This “association” with TR is a part of him or something. Lol

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 years ago

          OF COURSE I’M SERIOUS.

        • morphine
        • 3 years ago

        I NEVER WANTED THIS!!!!

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 years ago

          LIAR. IT’S ACTUALLY YOUR DEEPEST MOST EMBARRASSING FANTASY.

          • drfish
          • 3 years ago

          I DID, I JUST NEVER EXPECTED IT. AFTER MENTIONING HIM IN THE REVIEW AND EVERYTHING… I’M STILL SHOCKED.

            • sweatshopking
            • 3 years ago

            I actually missed that you mentioned me in the review. I went back and reread it and was lol’ing. This is all too funny.

            • drfish
            • 3 years ago

            That explains it, I was surprised you didn’t reply, heh.

        • JosiahBradley
        • 3 years ago

        I thought TR staff were ineligible? SSK is clearly a founding member, just look at his post history. I say we reroll and pick the right number … mine.

          • BurntMyBacon
          • 3 years ago

          While I don’t disagree with any of your reasoning, I THINK WE SHOULD LET THIS ONE SLIDE!!!

        • Wirko
        • 3 years ago

        THE CORRECT WAY TO USE RANDOM.ORG:
        * if the result is ASCII code of A through Z -> SSK
        * if the result is ASCII code of a through z -> others

        • Captain Ned
        • 3 years ago

        And we all know how well Adam’s prior attempts at random number drawings worked.

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 years ago

          APPARENTLY THEY’RE GREAT!

      • juzz86
      • 3 years ago

      CONGRATULATIONS MATE! 🙂

        • tritonus
        • 3 years ago

        Second that. The Malawi well back then would’ve been even more awesome but this is SO fitting 🙂

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 years ago

          BUT WE GOT IT PUT IN THIS YEAR!!! AND SCHOOL FEES AS WELL!

            • tritonus
            • 3 years ago

            🙂 !!

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      You know what this means? Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together. MASS HYSTERIA!

        • Krogoth
        • 3 years ago

        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA1SxZoFmOU[/url<]

      • JalaleenRumi
      • 3 years ago

      Of all the people….

      • Mr Bill
      • 3 years ago

      This might prove the universe is aware, and has a sense of irony; however coincidence is not causation. Congratulations!

      • End User
      • 3 years ago

      Hey ssk, you should pair that keyboard with a Surface Studio.

      jk

      Seriously though, the Studio is something to laugh at. If I was M$ I’d be concerned.

    • superjawes
    • 3 years ago

    …I think SSK just won a keyboard without a CapLock key.

    And I am not sure how I feel about that.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      Indeed he did. Holy crap.

      • meerkt
      • 3 years ago

      No worries, Windows lets you remap keys in the registry.

      And congrats to the publicly exposed winner.

        • sweatshopking
        • 3 years ago

        My twitter is sweatshopking. I’m around.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        I was publicly exposed once. It wasn’t intentional. Everyone is still trying to scrub the event from memory.

      • ludi
      • 3 years ago

      I figure he can just program the analog keys to engage CAPSLOCK mode when struck with an appropriate emphasis.

      • excession
      • 3 years ago

      I think he had all of the sweatshop workers submit an entry in his name

      • Firestarter
      • 3 years ago

      REAL MEN HOLD SHIFT

        • tritonus
        • 3 years ago

        From SSK’s tweet : “Might seem crazy, but I don’t use the caps lock key. Don’t tell anyone, but it’s almost all shift typing.”

        SEEMS LIKE A REAL MAN THEN

      • NovusBogus
      • 3 years ago

      Bwahahahaha, this is amazing!

      • Wirko
      • 3 years ago

      Astor Piazzolla could play the bandoneón without a “PLAY LOUDER” key so maybe, just maybe, Mr. Pozzolo can use an app to achieve the Caps Lock effect.

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