If you're a gadget geek (like we are), there's a good chance that you have a ton of old tech laying around, doing nothing more than taking up space.

In order to help users get rid of some of the gadget clutter kicking it around their houses, RadioShack is offering a sick new program where old crap unused devices can turn into new gear.

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
  • Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 2: Keyan X
  • AT&T Motorola Atrix 2: Chris Weller
  • Sprint HTC EVO 3D: christoph411
  • Beats by Dre SOLO headphones: Sarah Puls

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Here's a quick look at how it works:


As you can see, old gadgets can quickly turn into in-store credit at The Shack, so you can score a new device without having to pay full retail (or, if you have enough gear laying around, get it for free!).

Finding out how much your stuff is worth is crazy-simple. You can actually go about it a few different ways: in-store, online, or in-app. If you're already sitting at your computer, you can check out this website to get an idea of how much in-store credit that you could be looking at. Easy peasy.

If, however, you'd rather check it out on your mobile, hit the widget to grab the RadioShack Trade & Save app, which is followed by a video that highlights how the app works. Also, for even more RadioShack goodness, you can follow them on Twitter.

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Now that you have an idea of what RadioShack's Trade & Save program is all about, they want to give four winners some free gadgetry. What sort of gadgetry, you ask? This sort:

HTC Droid Incredible 2 (Verizon)


  • 4-inch 480x800 display
  • 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • Android 2.3 (will be upgraded to Android 4.0)

Motorola Atrix 2 (AT&T)


  • 4.3-Inch qHD display
  • 1GHz dual-core TI processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear shooter, VGA front camera
  • Android 2.3 (will be upgraded to Android 4.0)

HTC EVO 3D (Sprint)


  • 4.3-inch qHD display
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter capable of 3D capture, 1.3MP front camera
  • Android 2.3 (will be upgraded to Android 4.0)

Beats by Dre SOLO On-Ear headphones


Okay, so this one's not a smartphone, but it is a set of pretty awesome over-the-ear headphones that are sure to bump your brain until it's mush.

  • Beats Studio sound, in a smaller, lighter on-ear design
  • Advanced driver design for precise audio clarity
  • Included cleaning cloth with antimicrobial treatment polishes and controls germs
  • 52" removable headphone cord with 24k gold-plated miniplug connectors
  • Folding, on-the-ear design with plush earcup padding that helps seal out external noises

Got it? Excellent.

How to Enter


Okay, so you have your old device and are in need of an upgrade, so here's what we need from you:

  • A current picture of the device or headphones you wish to replace (use the +Image link at the bottom of the Disqus comment box to attach the picture) with something AP related (the site running on the device, on a desktop in the background, a post-it note with some AP love on it, whatever).
  • Tell us who your carrier is.
  • If you'd rather have headphones, then let us know that instead of who your carrier is.

..and that's it.

TL;DR: Picture. AP love. Carrier.

That's pretty simple, right? Honestly, if we made it any easier, we would just hand this stuff out to whoever, for whatever reason. And that just doesn't seem fair at all. The giveaway begins immediately and ends on Monday, April 23 at 11:59 PM PST, at which time we'll randomly pick the winners. Oh, and due to the nature of this giveaway, it's U.S. only (sorry guys, but the smartphones are running on U.S. carriers).

Good luck!