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Week of Holiday Tegra: Win One of Two Acer A110 Tablets and $25 AMEX Gift Cards From NVIDIA [Day 4] (Update: Winners Picked)

It’s Day 4! This week, we have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring our readers the “Week of Holiday Tegra” event. They have been extremely generous with the holiday gifts, so make sure to check out the Tegra Zone, where you can find the best mobile games available for Android.

Yesterday, we gave away a Transformer Pad Infinity tablet, matching lapdock, and a Logitech controller for an ultimate mobile gaming experience. We even decided to announce our winner on The Droid Life Show, which was a nice change of pace. Today, we have two Acer A110 tablets, coupled with two $25 AMEX gift cards. Ready to get your Tegra on?  

The rest of this week’s schedule:

  • Day 1 – (3) Nexus 7 16GB
  • Day 2 – Transformer Pad TF300 + dock + Logitech controller
  • Day 3 – Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 + dock + Logitech controller
  • Day 4 – (2) Acer A110 + $25 AMEX Gift Card
  • Day 5 – (4) Lenovo A2109 + $25 AMEX Gift Card


Update: We have our two winners! Cheers to David and Eric! Check back tomorrow for your last chance to get in on the Tegra goodness!

Prize:  2 (two) Acer A110 tablets and 2 (two) $25 AMEX Gift Cards.

How to enter:

1.  ”Like” the NVIDIA Tegra Facebook page or follow @NVIDIATegra on Twitter.
2.  ”Like” the Droid Life Facebook page or follow @droid_life on Twitter.
3.  In the comments, tell us a story of how your Android device got you out of a tough situation.


Today, at 4PM PST, we’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments.

Eligible countries:

US (excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions), Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Australia, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India (excluding the State of Tamil Nadu), and Brazil.

  • Smeet

    Got lost on the expressway..google maps to the rescue.

  • gp126904

    Getting lost a bunch, and google maps is always there to save me!

  • WantaDroid

    On a road trip to a lake for a family vacation, GPS saved our lives( well Mine atleast” 🙂

  • Zach Jacobs

    Le lost on the Ohio turnpike with no sense of directions and BAM I remember my phones gps and Google navigation. Two tolls later I’m back in my hometown of Toledo and an Android fan boy.

  • I was lost when on vacation thanks to my wife writing down terrible directions. Our friend thought his iPhone was gonna save us. Not too surprisingly, the iPhone couldn’t even figure out where we were so my Galaxy Nexus came to the rescue because the navigation is spot on. Droid was pimp that day.

  • rei_load

    Simple. Forgot airline ticket at home, pulled it up on my Bionic when I was at the airport!

  • Tevik

    Every single day my Android phone saves me from the boredom of work by offering an easily concealable list of distractions to make the time past faster.

  • cfb

    My droid keeps me from getting lost in the city. Why are there so many one-ways and traffic circles in DC?

  • I’ll a recap of a story that happens on a regular basis. Traffic on I-95 becomes terrible. Android phone routes around traffic. I do a happy dance (after I’m done driving of course). The End.

  • shdowman

    One a job interview. Was able to pull up samples of work I had done that I wasn’t asked to bring in. Ended up getting the job due to my resourcefulness.

  • Luke Grissom

    My phone has got me home on a few occasions of being lost in a new area. Love google maps navigation!

  • CodeToJoy

    My android has saved me from being lost in new cities more times than I can count.

  • jjl207

    I was taking my then-girlfriend and her son to a safari ride park. The directions we were given were garbage and we got lost. So, with a five year old’s day at the safari park, along with the two families that were following us, my OG Droid (since upgraded) navigated us there no problem. The day was saved, thanks to my Android phone.

  • evltwn

    Google maps is more accurate than the GPS in my Lexus. It has kept me from getting lost. 🙂

  • rubthebuddha

    Some fine person has created a traffic app for Houston that steals data from our local Transtar service. Traffic on google maps is ok, but the transtar app also pings proper accident data in useful terms. Knowing the diff between regular traffic and a three-lane-closure accident can make the difference between a 20-minute drive home and a 60-minute drive home.

    I had this app on my OG Droid and now on my GS3.

  • Every time I drive it gets me to where I need to be…otherwise I’d be lost all the time!!!

  • evltwn

    Google maps works better than the GPS in my Lexus. It has kept me grim getting lost. 🙂

  • My sister in law got her phone stolen at the grocery store right after she got it. She did not have insurance. I got on the play store, pushed “where’s my droid” to her phone and pinged the GPS. Located it and called the cops. They went and retrieved the device and saved my brother $600.

  • Matthew Abramson

    Getting let off in an unknown area while riding the A train in Brooklyn. Somehow got me home! Thank you, Google Maps!

  • My friend had a UTI in Cancun, so we went to one of those little pharmacies where you can get pharmaceutical drugs (in America anyway) OTC. When I tried to explain to the pharmacist that she had a UTI, she gave us a medication. I used my android phone to look up what it was, realized she misunderstood and thought that I had said general infection, then used google translate to show her that I meant “urinary tract infection”. Saved the day!


    Was driving around with my nephew who uses an iPhone. He was guiding me and when we hit a dead end where it said we reached our final destination (and we weren’t even clos) – pulled out my trusted Google Nexus 4 and routed us to the right place (about 30 mins away).

  • 10yck

    I locked my keys in the car one day. I called my wife at home who had a spare remote for the door locks. She held the remote up to the home phone and pushed the unlock button on the remote while I held my Droid up to the door lock with the speaker phone on. It actually opened the car door. Saved me the time and money by not getting a lock smith or have my wife drive 40 miles to bring me the spare key.

  • Larry

    Saves me having to pull out my laptop…find an electrical outlet…plug in the power adapter…turn on my laptop…wait for it to load up…login…load the browser…browse the web.

  • Got lost in central pa and used my razr to find a gas station just close enough to get to before I had to get out and push

  • GoBigRed20

    Always use apps to price check, saves me money!

  • imhowie

    One time a villain was going to destroy the whole world and I used my Droid RAZR to call Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and James Bond through a hangout on Google+ and the world was saved.

  • CapnShiner

    I once was tasked with finding a restaurant in an unfamiliar area at which my family would meet. I only had about 15 minutes in the car to decide where we were going. I opened up the Yelp and Urban Spoon apps along with Google Maps to see what had good ratings and we very pleased with the Italian bistro I picked out. On that note, does anyone know of any other good apps for finding great restaurants?

  • Google Maps and Turn by Turn Directions anytime I need a route around construction or an accident.

  • DroidLifer

    Oh I’ve lost count the number of times Maps and Navigation has saved me when I was lost.

  • HuskerPower10

    My friend couldn’t sent a tweet on her iPhone because of the lack of 4G, so naturally my wifi tether saved the day.

  • We were out with friends and and when leaving cedar point we were pulled over on the way home. Our vehicle matched the description of a car that had just robbed a convince store earlier that afternoon. I was able to show the officer pictures of us throughout the day at the park. Saved by android!

  • Saved me from having to deal with apple maps for many years.

  • YariCavi

    The one tough situation that comes to mind was when I had ordered floweres for someone but then callled back and cancled. Though i don’t remember why I canceled i do remember the next day i received an email, on my phone, stating that the order was being sent out. To which i quicly called the company an indicated i had canceled the order. The flowers were never sent.

  • Josh Karwoski

    My friend and I were driving around and needed to find directions to a shopping mall that’s far away from our houses. He has an iPhone (with Apple Maps) and when he tried to get directions, the iPhone couldn’t even map the route to the mall right, luckily my Nexus was there to save our afternoon.

  • Lynx5969

    Google maps always gets me out of tough situations!

  • Burglar broke into my house. I stabbed him in defense. Google Maps helped me find the nearest garbage dump.

  • Alex Sturman

    As an emt I use google maps on my galaxy nexus all the time when going to a 911 call when the garmin GPS can’t find the address

  • bodotdot

    I took a wrong turn off an interstate; called up my GPS app and found my way back on the highway.

  • Hard to say when it got me out of a tough situation, because it always seems to save my butt a lot of time. Of course, I thing the most important time was when my wife needed direction when she was driving and lost in bad part of town. Not being home myself, I used my Android phone to give her directions over the phone while using a nav app to look at maps to guide her home safely.

  • Ty Brown

    I got my first Droid just before going to Haiti. While I didn’t have service down there, we got the wifi working pretty quickly. Between the PDF’s I had stashed in the uSD card (Special Forces Medical Handbook) and the ability to look up data sheets online (Thank you Honda for putting your stuff online), and the on-board apps (Epocrates), we saved lives, lots of lives.

  • So I’m at work and the group I was with needed to figure out how to get to where we were going. The city uses iphone for its standard work phone so all the higher ups around me pull out there phones to loom it up. I don’t get a work phone so I get my phone out and map it up before anyone else could. How sad is it when you can be beaten by a Thunderbolt. BOO YA

  • Joey Miranda

    saved me from a windows mobile phone with the droid 1 release day havent looked back since.

  • Brian Lombardi

    I do website development and I had a client call me while I was on a road trip, they had broken their main website page. I pulled over fired up the tether on my Android phone and fixed the problem. Saved me a lot of time and energy looking for a hot spot, and got the client working again very quickly.

  • Dillon Brown

    Spent 4 months in the middle of the jungle, my tab and some crappy satellite wifi provided me with some “entertainment” to pass the time.

  • I was at a residence working when the customer went into a diabetic shock( he told me what it was before he went unconscious). So I pushed the medical button on the security system and while talking to them for an ambulance I googled what to do on the Droid Razr I had at the time. Seemed to have given me good info.

  • ROBV_100

    At the car dealer trying to get a vehicle for my wife and felt I was being cheated with the interest rate and the price of the car. Quick searches for both on my Android phone saved me a lot of money.

  • Greyhame

    A sticky situation my android phone got me into, and out of.

    I was traveling in Atlanta and needed a taxi from the airport to my hotel. No problem, I’ll look one up on my phone. Google pointed me to one with a great rating, but few reviewers. Called them anyhow. After waiting three times longer than they said, a dude in an unmarked SUV shows up and signals me over. Okaay. There’s a lady in the front seat that appears to be his girlfriend. Whatever, I wanted to get to my hotel. I open the back door… dude’s baby girl is passed out on the back seat. The hell?!? He’s already loaded my bag into the back. I ignore the warnings bells going off in my head and jump in.

    Here I am in a city I’ve never been to with some guy who apparently doesn’t care that a complete and total stranger is sitting inches from his still sleeping baby girl. We’ve been driving for ten minutes now and no one is saying a word. I start to panic.. Where is this guy taking me? Why did I get into an unmarked car? Is this dude some kind of crazy serial killer? AM I GONNA DIE? Immediately I pull out my phone and enter the hotel address. We’re headed in the right direction. RELIEF. We finally make it to the hotel. Dude charges me $62! WHAT?! Well, at least I made it in one piece.

    TLDR; Don’t always trust Google reviews, OR judge a book by it’s cover.

  • I was in Chicago and my wife’s gps went out. Good thing I had my droid x

  • Nick V

    I was on vacation and the company I work for had an issue with the eCommerce site I manage, but did not know how to handle it. When they called me, I was able to get online and solve the crisis, thus allowing me to keep my job for another day.

  • I’ve used it more than a few times to figure out where I was.