April was a pretty exciting month for giveaways on AnandTech. We gave away four Xooms courtesy of NVIDIA, our last one went to AnandTech reader Don of Charlotte, NC. Qualcomm also handed us a Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform, which AnandTech reader yelped won! Respond to my email to claim your MDP!

The giveaways aren't over however. This summer we'll be giving away another tablet, a smartphone, more memory and an SSD. Today, Antec has graciously provided two of its new soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker systems for our next giveaway.

More pictures and specs are included in the gallery below:

Antec also sent along its description of the speaker system:

The soundscience rockus™ 3D|2.1 speaker system creates a personal theater experience that brings the power and realism of 3D sound together with the clarity and accuracy of high-fidelity audio. 3Dsst™, soundscience's 3D technology, actively analyzes incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently places them into a 3D sound field. The result is realistic, immersive 3D sound for your movies and games from 2.1 speakers - whether it's the impact of an explosion, a race car whizzing by or the thunder and fury of a videogame gunfight.

The key features and points of differentiation
1. 2 modes: 3D mode for movies and games as well as music mode
2. Anodized aluminum speakers – not cheap plastic
3. 3 inputs: (TOSLINK) optical digital, RCA and 3.5mm analog

Now available at Fry's on special for only $129, this month only.

Now the basic rules. The contest is only available to US residents and you're only allowed to enter once - for full details read below. To enter simply respond to this post with a comment (please enter only a single comment!). Your comment can be anything but if you're in a helpful mood, why not give Antec some feedback about their existing products or things you'd like to see from Antec in the future. Antec will be paying close attention here so make it good!

Entries will be accepted from 2:35 AM ET on May 6, 2011 through 2:35 AM ET on May 13, 2011. We will draw two winners who will be selected by May 15, 2011.

Good luck everyone :)

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  • Watwatwat - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

  • seiichi - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    Antec makes great quality products. Keep it up.
  • Massuvious - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    yay for speakers
  • garrek99 - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    Would like to take part in the sweepstakes.

    Thank you
  • eternal7trance - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    These look great, I'd love to do a video on them if I won.
  • samanthakara - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    These are really nice! I love the design of them--they look incredibly sleek and modern.
  • mahman10 - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    could definitely use these!
  • narutofan36 - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    been using antec product for years, amazing stuff!
  • jpww - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    I need some speakers.
  • artifex - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - link

    I know I won't win, but since Anand says you're reading these, a comment:

    My first tower case was an SX-1040, with the power supply swapped out for a TruePower 430. Lasted me many years. And over those years I've recommended Antec to all of my friends when they wanted advice on building systems. So I had high expectations when I built my current system last year, and bought another Antec power supply to go in a new case.

    Sadly, the unit I bought failed in about two weeks, and when I took it back to Frys, the first one I exchanged it for was dead in the box. (Not only that, but when I was troubleshooting that first power supply I noticed that your website's description of the connectors on that model didn't even match what really came in the boxes.) So I ended up switching to a power supply from another company.

    I don't know what's going on with your quality control, these days, but understand that cutting corners to improve your bottom line in the short run only hurts you in the long run. Since I was obligated to tell my friends about the two failures in a row, especially after formerly recommending you for years, we see Antec right now as a vendor that "used to be" reliable.

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