Ever since Cisco announced Umi [amazon] I’ve wanted one – its just perfect for a family like ours – I have in-laws that are across the country and we try to use skype and facetime without much luck from time to time but I think something sooo simple as being plugged into the TV should make it so much easier to get connected for the grandsparents to have a virtual playdate.

Father’s Day: Cisco ūmi connects family and friends, even during the busiest times. It’s a new way for the whole family to get together and chat – whether they’re around the corner or across the country. Cisco ūmi connects to any HD television and broadband internet connection to deliver a video communications experience through your TV and from the comfort of your living room with such amazing clarity it feels as if everyone is in the same room.

With Cisco ūmi’s interoperability with Google Video, traveling dads who are often on the road can use their PC or MAC to share all the moments at home from bedtime stories to blowing a good night kiss.

Starting on June 5th through June 19th, you can buy a Cisco ūmi and get a second unit FREE. Additional details on the Buy One Get One Free promotion will be available http://www.cisco.com/go/umibogo. Cisco ūmi carries a SRP of $499 (for 1080p video quality) or $399 (for 720p video quality), with an annual service fee of $99.

And to that end – we’re giving away 2 Cisco Umi units.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 18th, 2011.
Tell us who you’d connect with if you won the two units and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @Ciscoumi @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/m7XsvR and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @Ciscoumi #FathersDay Gift Units from @dadarocks  –http://dad.tc/m7XsvR

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following them on twitter – twitter.com/Ciscoumi

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/Ciscoumi you must comment that dadarocks.com sent you

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Cisco for providing the prize for this raffle