TP Friends, I know you're already so used to me giving away cool smartphones every time we do a Gadget Bonanza. For this new one, however, I've decided to do something different.

When I first saw Coloud headphones and put them on my ears a couple of months ago, I was totally swept off my feet. I thought the product's youthful yet no-nonesense design complemented by the clear and crisp sound that come out of its earpiece plus the fact that it's completely reachable somehow reflect what TechPinas is all about. I was instantly smitten and I just knew back then that I'd have to get the brand as a sponsor for a future TPGB.

Fast forward to just two weeks back, while planning this giveaway, I sent a formal invitation to Coloud via the PR agency of its local distributor in the Philippines, Digits Trading, for the brand to be the official partner in this Gadget Bonanza. And - to my sheer delight - they immediately said yes. (Thanks to Digits Trading and Sheila for making this happen! You guys are the best!)

Ultra-cool Coloud headphones - according to their creators who are based in Stockholm, Sweden - were created and released just this year, 2012, with the philosophy that perfection is reached not when there's nothing left to add but when there's nothing left to take away. Some call this idea 'Minimalism', a particular form of design that actually has its roots in Scandinavia.

From the very beginning the idea was to create robust headphones that provide no-nonsense sound. No huge logos, no funny gimmicks, no unnecessary details, just reliable and functional headphones designed to deliver your daily dose of music.

Our headphones are crafted with minimal parts and feature a mechanical construction, making them super durable and built to withstand the pressures of everyday listening. What we do add to our headphones, however, are useful features such as the Tangle-Free System.

From the logo to the packaging to the angles in the headphone design, triangularity is a theme that runs throughout all Coloud products. The inspiration behind this triangle is the Play symbol, denoting the brand’s mantra – always ready to play when you are.

Coloud cares about the environment. This means we comply with standards such as RoHS and REACH. All our products are phthalate and PVC free, and we use packaging that is 100 percent recyclable.

Coloud – always ready to play when you are.

Currently, there are three Coloud models (with various color combinations) that are available in the market:

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"The Boom is a rough and ready headphone designed to deliver any user's daily dose of music. Outside noise stays out thanks to the closed construction, while minimal parts mean less weight on your head or in your bag. Boom's sturdy frame is crafted to withstand the pressures of everyday listening while the Zound Lasso, together with the flat cable, protects against tangles for convenient and hassle-free transport."

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coloud headphones
"With a streamlined and robust design, The Knock is ergonomically designed to provide non-stop comfort. It's an ultra lightweight headphone that's equally durable. It delivers a sound that is clear and distinct, and comes with Coloud's patent-pending Zound Lasso holding the flat cable in place, so that your cord won’t get tangled when you put the headphones in your bag."

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coloud headphones
"With a direct sound and powerful bass, the pocket-friendly and pocketable Pop eliminates any audio pollution around the user, allowing him or her to focus on the music. The Pop's angled ear buds are ergonomically designed to give you a better in-ear fit, and even comes with Small, Medium and Large replacement caps so that they always sit securely in your ears. Together with the Pop's flat cable, the Zound Lasso is Coloud's solution for a tangle-free life."

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TP Friends, for the First Wave of our Gadget Bonanza, I will be giving away one unit each of all three models via Rafflecopter! I'm sure all of you already know how this works so I'll just leave a few reminders:

Kindly READ this FIRST before joining! This is IMPORTANT!

1. For option number 5 (or Tweet About The Giveaway), you'd have to go to Coloud's Official Website and pick a color combination and model you find cool and put its complete name on the Tweet. Example: "@TechPinas @DigitsTrading Blue Cyan The BOOM Coloud Headphones are so cool! #ColoudPH #TechPinas" Of course, all entries that fail to have this correct construction will be deemed invalid.

Note that the unit that will be handed to you should you win might not be same as the one that you mentioned in your tweet. Also, you can tweet as many times as you want to increase your chances of winning. But make sure you use the Rafflecopter widget below and post a different color combination for every new tweet.

2. For option number 6 (or Share This Link on your Facebook Timeline): To provide proof that you indeed shared this post on your Facebook page, click on the time or date below your name in the Facebook post, copy the link, then post it as comment below this TP Entry on the Rafflecopter 'proof' box. Easy! Oh, and kindly use your name and email address when you leave your comment. You can check the mechanics of my previous Urbanears Tanto earphones giveaway on how to do it correctly.

3. Everyone from around the world can join but if you win, you'd have to find a way to pick up your prize in Makati City, Philippines.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Coloud Headphones are available in the Philippines via the brand's official resellers nationwide, namely, Astrovision, Automatic Center, Avant, Beyond The Box, Bratpack, Buzz, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, Electroworld, iCenter, iGig, iStore, iStudio, Mobile 1, Power Hub, Technoholics, and Urbanathlethics. Grab some for you and your loved ones this Christmas! Don't be intimidated by the cool design and packaging, I promise you these headphones are very reachable.

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