Saturday, September 08, 2007

Want a Tecra A8 Notebook for a week to post a blog review?

Toshiba Tecra A8

I posted about the ethics of blogging back in April. This week’s random email sent to alaninbelfast went something like ...

I work for talkToshiba and our aim is to bring Toshiba closer to online communities. One facet of our work is the Tecra A8 trialist programme.

As an established blogger, we’d like to give you the chance to trial a Tecra A8 Notebook for a week, and write an honest, objective review of it to be published on your blog.

A blurb about you and a link to your blog will be published on the talkToshiba website and we’ll also summarise and link to your review.

We arrange delivery and pick up, so it’s relatively hassle free. Please let me know if you would be interested in participating.

If you are unable to take part at this time then maybe you would like to recommend someone else (perhaps a friend who’s experiencing problems with their current laptop). If so, please don’t hesitate to suggest them/ask them to get in touch.

Drop me a note if you want to volunteer, and I’ll pass your details onto the nice people at talkToshiba. (Though I’m a bit confused since the Tecra A9 has now been launched in the UK ... so isn’t the A8 old hat?)


Anonymous said...

This seems to be the way many companies are viewing blogs. I get quite a lot of free books now from publishers who reckon they probably have a better chance of getting a book reviewed on a blog than they do in a newspaper.

Alan in Belfast (Alan Meban) said...

Should get you a little icon to include on Asylum reviews that you didn't have to put your hand in your pocket for ... then we could track whether on average you're impressed with freebies/personal selections!