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2012-04-02 15h48_24

Update: That's it, guys - all 1,000 Zeemotes are gone. Congrats to all who got one!

Yes, you read that right. We're giving away 1,000 Zeemote Bluetooth Gaming Controllers. One thousand. If you were to buy all of those from Amazon, it would cost you a whopping $30,000. Yeah - kick back and chew on that for a few.

So, what's a Zeemote? It's a controller that aims to drastically improve gaming on mobile devices, because, let's face it - touchscreen controls generally suck. In fact, I refuse to play most action games for that very reason.

2012-04-02 15h48_24

Game Support

There are already quite a few games that are optimized for the Zeemote, including Beyond Ynth, Another World, R-Type, and several more. Also among these titles is Running Fred, a game which was just updated with support for the Zeemote.

Running Fred is a graphic and gory runner-style game where the main character is doing everything he can to escape Death's cold grip. You have to avoid, jump, dodge, and otherwise navigate around a series of obstacles by using various special skills. Basically, if you're a fan of runner-style games and you love guts & gore, then Running Fred is for you.

Now that you know what the Zeemote is and a few games that support it, how can you score a free one? It's pretty simple, actually.

How to Win

Update: We hit a minor bump in the road with the entry form and are working to sort it out right now. Rest assured that there are still plenty more and we'll let you know as soon as everything is ready to go again.

It's Back! Gogo!

Since this is one of the largest giveaways that we've ever done (in terms of sheer volume, it is the largest), it's going to work a bit different than previous contests, so read carefully.

This giveaway is available to US residents only (sorry guys, we don't make the rules for things like this).

Instead of letting the contest run for a few days and randomly choosing the winners, this contest is first-come-first-served. That means the first 1,000 people to enter will win. It's as simple as that.

Oh, so you want to know how to claim your free Zeemote? Fill out this form. But do it fast - time is ticking!

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Al

    Form Under maintenance :(

    • Al

      Nevermind, got mine! Thanks :)

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com Ben Marvin

    "This Form is Currently Undergoing Maintenance

    We'll be back up soon."

    I think all the traffic killed it.

  • http://rmathur.com Rohan

    "This Form is Currently Undergoing Maintenance" ???

    • http://rmathur.com Rohan

      I got in after a few refreshes. Thanks AP! You guys rock!

  • Ali Salman

    Boo, I live in Canada

    • Adam

      Ditto. This sucks. :(

  • Javier

    "This Form is Currently Undergoing Maintenance

    We'll be back up soon."

  • Daniel

    Form is not working.

  • http://someaudioguy.com SomeAudioGuy

    I'd LOVE ONE!!!

  • Javier

    Its up fellas, "Congratulations! You won a Zeemote JS1 Controller by being among the first 1,000 AndroidPolice.com readers to enter this contest.:

    AP you guys rock (and Android of course)!!

  • MikeGoff

    I got mine....Well, I'll have it in 2-4 weeks! WOOHOO!

  • Vantucky

    Worked fine for me :)

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com Ben Marvin

    Finally got to the form after a couple of refreshes. Woot, looks like I got in before the first 1,000 people.

  • http://rmathur.com Rohan

    YAY! I got one. THANKS

  • Brandon

    I win I win, that was easy :)

  • Logan Carpenter

    awesome! thanks :D

  • James

    Sweet, won one! Thanks AP!

  • squiddy20

    Many many thanks!

  • Chuck N

    got one!! first contest i've won something in in a very long time.

  • http://chrisparov.blogspot.com Chris

    My ninja skills did not fail me!

  • Derrick

    Looks like it's over...

    "This Form no longer accepting submissions"

  • Kyle

    Damn that was fast, form no longer accepting submissions :(

  • marc c

    i get "Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions."
    1000 in less than 10 min...thats nuts

  • Mark

    Ha, I'm working on a game right now that uses this(got one for free at GDC). Actually works really well and was pretty easy to implement.

  • Steven

    Aww, it's just not fair to us non-US people! :(

    Ah well, congrats to all those who get one! Enjoy :)

  • http://www.digitalknk.com Jon Molina

    That was crazy quick!

  • Angel Bello

    wow, that was fast, theyre gone

  • Jess

    Aww, I was watching the site for a while, didnt notice the first post was a sticky so I missed the updating going on... #fail no zeemote for me :(

  • Nick D.

    Wow, already over! That's ridiculous. I clicked it within 2 minutes of posting.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      See my comment below.

  • SadCanuck

    boo do zeemote for not showing any love to Canada

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Guys, looks like there's a temporary glitch on Zeemote's side, and the form closed after 100 entries. Don't worry, it's being fixed to allow the full 1000 ASAP.

    So, stay put, nothing is lost yet :)

    • Tyler Lew

      Ahhhh, F5ing like a fiend. Hope to win one of these. Instant Reddit karma for you guys

      • Tyler Lew

        Yay got mine on its way now. This is an awesome giveaway.

  • Crutey

    FFS... most of the world exists outside the US!!!!! Way to alienate your customer base!

    (Aimed at Zeemote and not AP - you rock!)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There are many reasons companies do this - it could be very high international shipping costs (can you imagine how much it would cost to ship even 500 of these to other countries?) or they could only be distributing for the U.S. market at this point. International shipping is just not feasible sometimes.

      • eleazar

        shhh! no logic allowed! ;)

  • mastermind26

    No longer accepting forms????
    >:/

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Check back in a bit, see my comment above.

      • mastermind26

        I F5'd until it worked and I won one! hahahaha!

        Thanks Artem! ;)

  • Freak4Dell

    Wow...gone. Guess AP is a lot more popular than I thought.

    • Freak4Dell

      Or not...just read Artem's comment. Will keep refreshing.

  • whatsinaname

    man... Gone fast..

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Please read my comment above.

      • whatsinaname

        OOps thanks! f5 finger is gonna get a workout!

  • mastermind26

    I keep F5'ing and nothing changes!!!!!!!!!!

    >:/

    • mastermind26

      HolycrapIjustWONone!!!!!!

  • Vanick

    just got mine..? :D

  • Jose

    It's back up, just got one. Thanks AP and Zeemote!

  • slipshft

    WooHoo! Thanks guy!

  • http://iandouglas.com/ Ian Douglas

    Form is active!

    "Congratulations! You won a Zeemote JS1 Controller by being among the first 1,000 AndroidPolice.com readers to enter this contest.

    You will receive your Zeemote controller within 2-4 weeks after April 20, 2012."

  • Freak4Dell

    And got one...thanks!

  • http://justreboot.wordpress.com deidein

    Got one! Woohoo!

  • whatsinaname

    Got in, Thanks again! Woohoo.... will be used a lot.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    The form is back!!!

  • Josh C

    GOT ONE WOOOOOH u guys are awesome

  • http://www.zeemote.com Zeemote

    Hey guys, apologies for the technical difficulties with the form a little while ago. The form is now up and running. Thanks for participating and good luck!

    • Jeff E.

      No, thank you! I look forward to receiving and trying out my Zeemote!

    • http://justreboot.wordpress.com deidein

      Thanks for this, I've always wanted cool peripherals like this but they're always just outside of my reasonable disposable budget. Really appreciate the opportunity, can't wait to review it/review playing some games with it!

  • Ryan B

    Yep, I got one too! I'm a little surprised at the turnaround time, but I'm grateful nonetheless!

  • Bradley Ruiz

    I won !!! thanks AP and Zeemote

  • Ben Liu

    Thanks Android Police and Zeemote! I got one.

  • http://www.bevonfindley.com Bevon Findley

    I got one :) Thanks guys

  • Kree

    freaking nailed it!!! yes!!!

  • Sam

    Got it! Thanks AP

  • Amar G

    Thank you, Android Police!

  • Kyle

    Yay I won one, thanks AP :)

  • Doug Klimah

    Thank AP! I WON

  • Patrick Mahoney

    Nice, got one! It'll probably help with Temple Run haha

  • Eric

    Hell's to the yeah!!!!! I got mine...thanks a lot you guys rock!!!!!

  • Phil Fernandez

    Got one!! Thanks Android Police!!!!

  • Glenn

    Yeah I won one !!!

  • lang

    Got one, awesome! Thanks Artem & Zeemote!

  • sriracha

    winnah winnah chicken dinnah!

    thanks AP!

  • dwu

    My first time "winning" an Android Police giveaway, hooray.

  • Ron

    Awesome, got one too!

  • ryan

    6:17pm I got one wow

  • Alex

    Thanks :) Finally I win something

  • Andrew

    Thank you so much! I got one too! :)

  • Saba V

    Got one too, thanks AP

  • jason

    You guys rock. Form said I got one.

  • Alex C

    Nice, just got one. 5:20 CST. This actually looks like something awesome that I'd use!

  • Victor

    Saweeeeet! Got one, thanks to android police.

  • jason

    Got the confirmation page..no email or anything so hopefully I finally won something. Thanks AP :) Took a few tries to get through.

    • squiddy20

      Yeah I was wondering about that too. Was there supposed to be some kind of email confirmation?

  • Dion T.

    I have never won anything... now (thanks to you) I just won a remote!!! you guys are awesome!!

  • http://danielharris.co Daniel Harris

    Got one! Can't wait to receive mine.

  • http://www.imnuts.org Mark

    Pick me, pick me...

    oh wait, you did :)

  • spydie

    4:20 MDT, got one! thanks!

  • dapbmonkey4u

    Damn it! Opera does not load the Form page. When I got to desktop it was too late. Well, congrats to everyone that got in there!

  • http://www.wulfoutdoorsports.com The Sandman

    Thanks AP - got one! =)

  • Dave Wolnik

    WOO, I won something, WOO!

  • george

    thank you just won mine!

  • Josh Phillips

    Sweet. Got one. Thanks!

  • lortay78

    Hey Thanks Android Police. You guys are awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/index.php?eu=wLJ49zTZdmc_kBoUI4wKUQ#!/profile.php?id=1280289646 Timothy Roberts

    Got mine! Finally won something! Thank you Android Police, you guys rule!!

  • Eric

    Thanks AP! Got one... didn't even know this existed. Maybe I'll pay more attention to mobile games now, as I've HATED the touchscreen controls.

  • Andarre

    Sweet!! I just got one!! Thank you Android Police!!

  • Anthony H.

    Got One Thanks, now will it only work in specific Zeemote titles?

  • Joe

    Got mine.. Woot

  • Joey

    Awesome - I just won a Zeemote, too - thanks Android Police and Zeemote!

    • http://www.zeemote.com Zeemote

      You're welcome!

  • Diana P.

    Wohoo got one too! Thanks!

  • George C

    Damn, all gone.

  • lapak

    I want one ...........

  • Ross

    Got one! Thanks AP!

  • droid1234

    5:30 CT. Able to get one. Thanks AP.

  • Ryan

    As i was filling out the form the contest ended... Damn my crappy timing.

  • http://truefreethinkers.org Jonathan

    I won something! WHOOOO!!!!!

  • Jason

    Are they out now? I've been trying to get the form for the last 5 minutes with no luck.

  • jason ward

    This would be great to have.. Thanks for the chancd

  • Greg M

    Wow, thanks Chrome and/or Swiftkey...tried filling out on my Galaxy Nexus and couldn't see where it was typing because screen kept moving and keyboard was covering the entry box. Took forever to get it filled out because of that and now they are gone. Thank you Chrome or SwiftKey for your epic fail!

  • Jonathan

    Nooo, it wont let me access the site!

  • Curtis

    all out :( must have just missed it.

  • Danny

    Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions.

    crap... :( Wanted this so bad...

  • jason ward

    Pick me pick me

  • Tim

    Noooooooooo
    :-(

  • Zachery F

    Such crap spent last 40 mins trying to get on and nothing

  • justin

    Missed the capcha then it said no more submissions.

  • Kevin K

    I got one, you guys rock!

  • Deltaechoe

    boooooo, you started it when i was driving home

  • Jephri

    It won't let me submit my entry... Bummer, finally had a chance to win something on Android police and the website for submission is broken.

  • Fareed Ahmed

    Hi, I want to get this But I live in France ... Still hopping to get this one

  • E

    I won!!!! Still waiting for a confirmation email of some kind

  • GraveUypo

    :|

    US only. so frustrating.
    well at least i have my home made cellphone dock for my dualshock, and sixaxis controller (the app) works awesomely with almost every game out there.

  • http://probbieproducts.com P.Robbie

    Awesome contest, bummer i couldnt check androidpolice earlier but congrats to all of those that won.

  • http://www.zeemote.com Zeemote

    Congratulations to the winners!

  • http://www.spanish-soul.com Ali A. Alali

    :(

    well congrats to the winners

  • scott Bigelow

    I could really use this! I'd love to show it to friends
    Cheers!

  • ZRod

    ohhh this is cool! thanks!

  • Kam

    thanks androidpolice! got one :)

  • Rodolfo

    For US residents only..oh well. Give the americans what belong to them. Once more.
    Good luck to everyone who's participating.

  • Rob MacDonald

    WOW! Already closed.

  • Maxx Ondo

    Lets do this! Oh yeah.

  • Micah Madru

    :D Yay! Free remote for my phone? I'm down.

  • Sonya

    I herd u were giving away awesome remotes? :)

  • TonyR

    FINALLY! I won something?

  • Alex

    Alllllriiiighttt, ship it too me! lol

  • Ryan

    Oh man, over!? That's what I get for not being on twitter at work...

  • Chris W

    Dang son had a broken finger I had to get him to the IC for. Dang broken fingers. Oh well glad to see they made 1000 people really happy today.

  • Aaron

    GAAAAHHHH the glitch got me!!!! >:( oh well.....

  • falconator

    The one day I don't read this page, I miss an amazing offer. I blame my wife...thats it!!!

  • Sam Monty

    Ohh..Boy..I missed it....Please start it again...

  • Brandon

    Am I late? I really want one.

  • justin111

    go go go .. I want that

  • CA Nikhil Dsouza

    Lucky Americans! enjoy this...its seems cool.

  • Rak826

    Got my Zeemote today. Working great. Thanks team.

    • tylerbrainerd

      I was wondering when they would start showing up. good to know. i'll probably get mine on monday then.

    • tylerbrainerd

      yup! mine showed up.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisfl1963 Chris Taylor

    Works great!!  Thanks Android Police for this and also a great podcast and web site!!

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