Last week, we announced the 2016 Lowyat.NET Community Choice Awards to be open for voting by our readers, offering them a voice to tell us what was the best of 2016. While we did hint of a giveaway for those who voted, we can now confirm our selection of prizes up for grabs!
Before we announce the prizes, we’d like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity in offering prizes for our annual event. It gives me a lot of pleasure to be able to share something back for our readers – without the community, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Therefore, we’d like to thank Acer Malaysia, Cooler Master, Gigabyte, Jabra, Logitech Malaysia, MSI Malaysia, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Vivo Malaysia! The following is the full list of prizes you stand a chance to win, just by voting in our Community Choice Awards.
Acer Iconia Talk 7 Tablet (2x units)
An affordable Android tablet from Acer, this late-2016 model features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display, a MediaTek MT8321 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras, and a 3G SIM slot.
This 280g tablet runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and a 3,380mAh battery offers respectable battery life.
Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Dual Tone + Universal VGA Holder (1x unit each)
This cool-looking PC case has a sleek and modern dual-tone white/black design, and the body is mostly metal that allows for good heat dissipation. The case supports water-cooled builds as well as E-ATX motherboards, and a generous hardware array.
Because of its monochrome design, RGB internal hardware would make this PC build stand out really well.
Suitable for all size tower chassis (the support bar is 24cm), the Universal VGA Holder holds up to two GPUs in a chassis. Multiple VGA Holders can be stacked as well, should you need an ultra powerful PC!
Cooler Master V550 Semi-Modular PSU (1x unit)
An 80-PLUS Gold certified PSU with 92% efficiency, the V550 has a unique 3D circuit design that results in high efficiency and good heat dissipation. There are also less cables, for lower crosstalk, signal noise and better airflow.
The V550 PSU also sports 100% Japanese capacitors that ensure longer lifespan and excellent holdup times. A powerful single +12V rail has superior load balancing and VGA compatibility.
Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L Combo RGB
Featuring Cooler Master’s exclusive mem-chanical keyboard switches, this combo consists of a full-sized CM mem-chanical keyboard and a gaming mouse, both with RGB lighting.
The keyboard has 26-key anti ghosting, splash resistant body, and Cherry MX-compatible stems for easy keycap switching. Meanwhile, the mouse sports an Avago 3050 sensor, on-the-fly DPI switching (500, 1000, 2000, and 3500), and Teflon mouse feet.
Cooler Master MasterPulse In-Ear Bass FX Earphones
A recent addition to the range of CM accessories, the MasterPulse In Ear Bass FX earphones feature FX Boost that lets you turn on or off bass boost at any time, whenever you need it.
Crafted from high-grade, feather light aluminium housing, the MasterPulse In Ears is made to be durable, while the breathable silicon ear tips ensure a comfortable fit every time. Tangle-free cables makes the earphones a useful travel companion for your Android or Apple devices.
Gigabyte Jolt Duo 360 Camera + Lifestyle Kit and Outdoor Kit
Gigabyte’s 360-degree camera sports dual 4MP OmniBSI sensors with high dynamic range, f/2.0 aperture, and a 220-degree field-of-view 7-element lens. It records Full HD 360 footage at 30fps, or 4.5MP 360-degree images. A 1,500mAh built-in battery offers 90mins of battery life (without WiFi), while the 1-inch LCD located at the top provides easy visibility. The microSD card slot supports up to 32GB cards.
Gigabyte is also including two accessories kits with the Jolt camera: the Lifestyle Kit as well as the Outdoors Kit. The Lifestyle Kit consists of a tripod, a monopod, and a waterproof case adapter, while the Outdoors Kit packs a bike mount, waterproof case, floating hand grip, vented helmet strap, and a flat adhesive mount.
Jabra Halo Free (2x units)
In-line volume controls lets you easily control output from the 8mm drivers, while up to five hours of battery life means these earbuds will last for as long as you do in the gym.
Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (1x unit)
One of Logitech’s most adaptable Bluetooth keyboards around, the K380 wireless keyboard is capable of being connected to a maximum of three devices at a time, and it supports Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, and even Chrome OS.
The keyboard layout also includes familiar shortcut buttons for all platforms, so you never lose out on using this keyboard on the go.
Logitech G403 Prodigy Gaming Mouse (1x unit)
Logitech’s Prodigy series are designed for those who are just getting their hands into the world of PC gaming, but the G403 Prodigy gaming mouse is more than just that. A pro-grade sensor in a six-button configuration makes this mouse comfortable for use in both FPS and MOBAs.
Users can customise the RGB lighting, DPI (200-12,000), and a lot more via the Logitech Gaming Software. Rubber sides offer good comfort for intense sessions, while the option of a 10g weight further makes this a solid gaming mouse, backed by Logitech’s well-known durability.
Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard (1x unit)
Using Logitech’s new Mech-Dome switches that’s touted to be four times faster than standard keyboards, this switch is essentially a membrane key that provide the tactile response of a mechanical switch. Mech-Dome keys are full height with a full 4mm travel distance, and have an actuation force of 50g.
Other than that, the Logitech G213 Prodigy gaming keyboard features customisable RGB lighting and gaming profiles using the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). The keyboard is also equipped with an integrated palm rest, adjustable feet, braided 1.8m cable, and a spill-resistant body.
Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset (1x unit)
The Logitech G231 Prodigy gaming headset offers stereo sound using 40mm neodymium drivers with a frequency response from 20Hz to 20KHz and impedance of 32Ohms. Logitech also fitted the ear cups with sports mesh cloth for enhanced comfort.
Other than that, the G231 also comes with controls on the 2 meter cable which lets you mute or adjust the audio volume. Logitech has also included a mic and stereo Y-splitter cable should you require one.
Steelseries Siberia v2 MSI Edition
Gaming-grade headphones from Steelseries have always been popular among gamers, and the Steelseries Siberia v2 features major enhancements in sound quality and comfort. The built-in microphone can be retracted into the ear-cup as well, making it virtually invisible.
The 50mm drivers are also 25% larger than the previous edition, while the thick leather-padded cushions have sound-dampening cushions within for passive noise cancellation. Finally, an integrated volume controller lets you quickly adjust audio in the heat of battle.
Sony PSN Gift Set (2x units)
This exclusive pack is perfect for console lovers. It consists of a PlayStation Plus 12-month membership voucher, a PSN prepaid voucher worth RM250 to purchase your favourite games, a PS Plus micro USB cable, a PSN decorative sticker pack, a PS Plus LED light, and a DualShock 4 holder stand.
Vivo V5 (1x unit)
A smartphone with a 20MP selfie camera? Not impossible, as vivo has shown with the V5 smartphone. Dubbed the “perfect selfie” smartphone, it also sports a “soft light” flash feature that uses the display as a flash.
Other hardware features of the V5 includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 3,000mAh battery, as well as Funtouch OS 2.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Other than that, the vivo V5 also has a metal body and an AK4376 DAC.
If you haven’t voted yet, head on here and stand a chance to win one of these prizes! Winners will be chosen at random, and will be contacted via email to collect their prizes at a later date. Winners will be required to provide verification upon collection.