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#SwagsGiving – Fotobox Slideshow Creator

The second prize in my Swag Bag for SwagsGiving is the gadget and software bundle Fotobox Plus (aff link). Allison won this in a giant box of swag from Jennifer Leet from The Dirty Shirt. Congratulations to Brendan Recupero of no time 2 ride.

About the prize: A plug and play product to make photo slideshows quickly and easily directly from your memory cards. The box includes an SD card reader with software built in to make slideshows. I’m not keeping it because I’ve already got a way in which to make slideshows. Looks like a pretty sweet product though because it can make the slideshows and immediately port them to Facebook and YouTube. You can also easily add background music and different effects and use themes. Hmmm, maybe I might want to keep this…

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About SwagsGiving!

SwagsGiving is going to happen each day from November 1 to November 30th. Each day I’ll put up a SwagsGiving post explaining how to participate. The post will also have an announcement of the previous days winner plus what the person won. Here’s the twist. You won’t know what you are winning until it is announced. I have prizes from Seagate, Kodak and Toy State as well as books, and various other prizes. So, here are the rules.

Today is your second chance to enter to win a prize from my SwagsGiving event. Remember to come back each day to see if you won and to enter for the next day’s SwagsGiving Prize.

Ways to Enter (Leave 1 Comment for EACH Entry)

  • 1 Entry – Mandatory to Enter – To enter the contest leave a comment on each day’s SwagsGiving post with your guess about what might be in my SwagsGiving Swag bag. Leave this as your FIRST comment.
    (If this is not done your entry will not count)
  • 1 Entry – Follow BenSpark on Twitter
    (Leave a Comment with your Twitter name)
  • 1 Entry – Subscribe to BenSpark‚Äôs Personal Branding BootCamp
    (Leave a comment letting me know you signed up)
  • 1 Entry – Tweet about SwagsGiving… something like
    @BenSpark is clearing out his Swag Bag. Prizes abound during #SwagsGiving – Enter here http://bit.ly/dkmHs7
    (Leave a comment with a link to your tweet. Here is how to get that link to your tweet)

I will not respond to any comments so that I can run the Random.org numbers correctly. Any trackbacks are unapproved while I select the random winner and then re-approved after. Only legitimate entries are counted. You have until midnight to enter for that day’s prize. Once midnight rolls around (or as early the next morning as possible) I will close the comments. Each morning at 9:00am the new #SwagsGiving post will go up. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply with a U.S. Mailing address so that we can send the winner their prize. Contest is open to U.S. Only. Prizes will be mailed out at the end of the month. You may win more than once. Please enter every day on the SwagsGiving post for that day.

iPad Camera Connection Kit

iPad Camera Connection Kit

I went to the Apple Store with Daniel M. Clark so that we could pick up iPad Camera Connection Kits (Aff Link). They are only $29.00 and come with an iPad to SD card connectors and also an iPad to USB connector.

I immediately returned to the Blogger Lounge and created a video. I was able to connect my SD card and also my Flip video camera. I tried to record a video and upload it from my Flip, KODAK PlaySport, and also my Canon SD800is. Photos came back from the Canon quickly, video also worked great from it. However importing video from the Flip showed nothing on the iPad. The KODAK PlaySport video did not show up either.

The limitations I am already seeing from this is that the photos load fine and that is what I figure the product is for so that is good however if you import video you don’t get it on the video side, it appears in the photo area. Not good. Also I have not found any way to upload the videos that I imported. Not thrilled with that.

I took a photo with my Canon imported it to the iPad with the iPad camera connector kit (Aff Link) and added it to this post. It appears on the bottom of the post. I would like to have much more control over everything in this endeavor. Not thrilled. Must find ways to make this work as I would like it to work.