Father’s Day Gift Idea: Cisco Umi – giveaway

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

Author: DaDa Rocks!

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  1. I never win contests, but for the sake of my dad, I guess I’ll enroll in this won. BUT I BETTER WIN!

  2. Definitely the grand parents connecting with the grandkids.

  3. I would connect my mama (in FL) with My baby (in CA). My mama has only seen Kenzie twice since she was born. I try to send pics but convenience of phone = semi blurry pics. This seems way cool!

  4. I follow Ciscoumi on twitter (@babypyo)

  5. Fan of Ciscoumi on fb & commented 🙂

  6. This would be perfect to keep in touch with the grandparents. We live a whole plane ride away!

  7. This would be perfect to keep in touch with the grandparents. We live a whole plane ride away!

  8. I follow you on Twitter @susanlanai.

  9. I’m a Facebook Fan of DaDaRocks.

  10. I’d connect with my mom in Florida (I’m in NC)

  11. If we won this great device, it would allow us to visit with daddy while he is on an out of town work assignment! My little girl is 2.5 and this would be a great comfort to know she could see her daddy while he is away at work! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Twitter follower @cferder

  13. I like them on twitter now too! @cferder

  14. I like you on facebook and left you a note! Cassandra webber ferder

  15. Wow! This is so awesome! I would connect with my Mom who lives in California, about as far as you can get from us in Florida! I know my little guys would LOVE to see their NaNa with this! So cool, thanks for the chance! 😀 @VectoringMomma

  16. I follow @DaDaRocks on Twitter! @VectoringMomma

  17. I follow @Ciscoumi on Twitter! @VectoringMomma

  18. I’m a fan of DaDaRocks on Facebook! Toni Moore, @VectoringMomma

  19. My wife’s parents live in Philly and my parents live in Pittsburgh. I’m having a child in 3 months and live in a NYC apartment. Thus, having them visit routinely is impossible (nowhere to sleep). Also, I look great in HD.

  20. I would give one to my parents so we could connect with them! They live a few hours away from us so it would be great to see their grandson in HD 🙂


  21. I follow you on Twitter


  22. I follow @CiscoUmi on Twitter


  23. I follow DaDaRocks on Facebook!


  24. We would use this to connect with my parents. They live 7 hours away & love skyping to see their 10 month old grandson.

    [email protected]

  25. I would love to relocate Florida closer to NYC, but when I can’t I am constantly taking digital pics to email. I would love this for my husband to stay connected with our 10 month old daughter while I travel to Florida for work. While I am in NYC with my husband my mum, grandmother and sister are missing my baby. I am sure this unit will be put to great use!

    newbiemumintraining at yahoo dot com

  26. I follow DadaRocks on Twitter

    newbiemumintraining at yahoo dot com

  27. I follow CiscoUmi on Twitter

    newbiemumintraining at yahoo dot com

  28. I am a fan of DadaRocks on Facebook

    newbiemumintraining at yahoo dot com

  29. I am a fan of CiscoUmi on Facebook and I told them you sent me

    newbiemumintraining at yahoo dot com

  30. I’d set it up so the grandparents in California could connect with the grandkids in Seattle.

  31. I’m following you on twitter as @jdnorthwest

  32. I’m following Ciscoumi as @jdnorthwest

  33. I’m a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks

  34. I would connect with my youngest daughters godparents who are close family friends but live a long ways away. We try to talk over the phone but it is not the same. This would be a great new addition for our relationship!

  35. Following you on Twitter @dadofdivas

  36. I’d talk to my sister who lives in Israel.

  37. I’d connect with my sister who lives 1000 miles away. That way she can see her new niece due to arrive in September.

  38. I follow you on twitter @akritical

  39. I follow Cisco on twitter @akritical

  40. I am a fan of Dada Rocks on FB ~ Kendra mason

  41. We just moved from Sausalito CA to southern, NH to be near our family. but I would talk to all of our fun friends we left behind….

  42. I became a fan of DaDa Rocks on Facebook.

  43. Is your contest here separate from the one running on the Cisco UMI Facebook page or is your DaDa Rocks contest just promoting and linked into the Cisco contest somehow? That greatly affects the odds. 😉

  44. I followed @Ciscoumi on Twitter

  45. I’d likely send one to out-of-town family member so we could spend more time visiting with them…virtually. Better talk to my wife about which family member so as to avoid drama.

  46. Did i win?

  47. I would be connecting with my oldest son who lives in Florida with his wife. Just found out that she is pregers!!!! We live in Michigan and won’t be able to get down there for the forseeable future, so it would be awesome to share things with them with this!
    [email protected]

  48. I follow you on Twitter (simplydab)

  49. I follow Ciscoumi on Twitter

  50. I like your Facebook page (simplydab, Donna B*****)

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