Celebrating Techies Day with a Muteki Giveaway

by Kathleen 10/03/2012

If you haven’t already noticed, we enjoy celebrating obscure and quirky holidays here at Sony Electronics. And today, Oct. 3, is no exception.

Happy Techies Day! We are celebrating you guys – the Sony fan boys and fan girls, the gadget geeks, the high tech obsessed. We are extremely grateful to be able to chat with you on a daily basis and share what we’ve got going on at Sony.

Basically, we love you and wouldn’t know where we’d be without you. So in addition to the e-hugs and e-kisses that we liberally give to you, we wanted to do something extra special.

To show our thanks, we are giving away a Muteki Hi-Fi Music System to 5 of our techie friends. See what we did there?  MuTechie for techies. Hehe. We got a kick out of it.

There are two ways to enter, here’s how:

  • Tell us what makes you a techie, include the #TechieandIKnowIt hashtag, and tweet your response to @SonyElectronics.
    • Example: @SonyElectronics I love product teardowns #TechieandIKnowIt
    • Make sure #TechieandIKnowIt is in the tweet or you won’t be entered.
  • Not on Twitter? No problem. Submit your response in the comments section of this blog post. Make sure you provide your correct email address so we can contact you if you win.



One entry is allowed per person, and only U.S. residents are eligible. Three winners will be selected at random.


The sweepstakes starts 9 a.m. PT, Oct. 3 and ends 12 a.m. PT, Oct 4, so get your entry in now!


Winners will be contacted via Direct Message on Twitter or through the email address provided to the Sony Blog. Check the official rules below. Good luck, guys!



1.     ELIGIBILITY:  This sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is only open to natural persons who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and age 18 or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sony”),  their affiliates and members of immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, sales representatives, distributors, advertising/Sweepstakes/web design agencies and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives; (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Sony & Others”) and all other persons or entities associated with the development, administration, Sweepstakes, execution of, or supply to this Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or win.  This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and is void where prohibited.
2.     HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, visit and post your answers to the question “What makes you a techie?” as a comment on the blog post “Celebrating Techies Day with a Muteki Giveaway”. Additional profile information will be optional and not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and will not impact your chances of winning. Answers can also be posted via Twitter to @SonyElectronics, and using the #TechieandIKnowIt hashtag.

The entry/Tweet (i) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by Sony in its sole discretion; (ii) must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined by Sony in its sole discretion; (iii) may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iv) may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights; (v) may not contain commercial or corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to Sony; (vi) may not include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Sweepstakes website, associated third party websites  and/or the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes; (vii) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as signatures); and (viii) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Sweepstakes. 

3.   PROMOTION PERIOD:  The Sweepstakes starts at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time on October 3, 2012 and ends at 12:00am Pacific Standard Time on  October 4, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by Sony during the Promotion Period.  Limit one entry per person. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sony and will not be returned.  Online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered subscriber of the e-mail account from which the entry is made.  Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.

4.     SELECTION OF WINNER:  Selection of the winners will be at random from the lot of readers who answer “What makes you a techie?” during the Promotion Period. This selection will take place within six (6) days of the end of the Promotion Period.  All decisions by Sony regarding selection of the winner shall be binding and final in all respects.

5.     GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Delaware and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Delaware. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages. The respective potential winners of the Grand Prizes will be selected by Sony via random drawing on or about October 8, 2012 from among the total number of all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within fourteen (14) days of notification.  In the event of noncompliance, if the winner cannot be reached at the e-mail address or Twitter handle submitted with entry, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and Sony may select an alternate winner.  No cash alternative or substitution of any prizes will be offered.  No prize transfer permitted. Sony reserves the sole right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Limit one prize per person. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sony, which are final and binding in all respects.  All taxes, fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.  Any winner agrees to provide Sony with necessary information to complete any necessary I.R.S. 1099 and other forms. . Acceptance of a Pr
ize constitutes the winner’s consent to the use of his/her name, biographical information, photograph, likeness, and/or statements made by or attributed to winner for advertising and publicity purposes as determined by Sony or its designees without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Any entrant who tampers with the Sweepstakes or engages in fraudulent activity with respect to the Sweepstakes will be disqualified.  Registrations received from any persons or email addresses in excess of the stated limitation will be void.    Sony is not responsible for lost, late or illegible entries.


6.     PRIZE AND ODDS OF WINNING:  Grand Prize (5):  LBT-ZX66i Muteki Hi-Fi music systems(Actual retail value: $449.99 each) . Odds of winning depend on the number of submissions received during the Promotion Period.  A winner will be selected in accordance with Section 4 of these Official Rules.


All Sweepstakes entrants release Sony and Others from any and all liability and claims or causes of action with respect to or in any way arising from this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including without limitation liability for personal injury, death, damages, or financial loss. Sony is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes.  Sony and Others assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries.  Sony and Others are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrants or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes.  Sony is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants or third parties.  Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the Sweepstakes, or defraud Sony in any way may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Entrants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sony which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sony reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

8.    SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR:  Sony Techies Day Giveaway  Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.

9.    Winner List:  For the names of the winners, send email to Kathleen Ngo no later than December 31, 2012.

Sony Muteki Sweepstakes Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Sony Electronics Inc.

Copyright 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.

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  1. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:06pm

    I enjoy playing around with gadgets , trying to figure out what new things I can do with them

  2. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:08pm

    I have a PS3, Vita, Xperia ion, and Tablet S, all connected to my Sony Soundbar via HDMI or bluetooth.

  3. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:14pm

    Faith, Food, Shelter, Spirit, and “Motherboards” with responsible optimal charging, and backups-keep me Teching along! I’m a “Techie”, you’re a “Techie” wouldn’t you like to be a “Techie” too?

  4. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:18pm

    #TechieandIKnowIt because i’ve owened and taken apart every playstation 1,2,and 3 just because i had to know for myself what chipsets and cooling systems were being used for each console. When my 60gb ps3 croaked instead of sending it in for fixing, lol i bought another ps3 so i could take the 60gb apart. It was cool to see how the processor was liquid cooled in the 60gb ps3 oh and I kept the backwards compatibility chip before the update, I wanted to keep it to use in another ps3 but I failed *$#@*&^.

  5. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:23pm

    I help out with techie stuff at church, and am always being asked for printer help at home.

  6. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:25pm

    Hey Sony I’m a techie because, I’ve watched and checked your site for the last year trying to get a laptop. I’ve read every review and watched several videos about Science behind your laptops. So I’m not just a techie I’m a SonyTechie and I know it.

  7. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:26pm

    I am techie because I know how to hook up various devices that normally would not go together. My friends and co-workers always ask me to trouble shoot their computers. Just yesterday I had to help someone take their memory card out of a wrong memory card port. I always talk about and use the latest greatest in tech. I love testing new devices out. I can find the bugs in any new device or software. My whole life is all about technology. My favorite podcasts comes from TWiT.

  8. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:27pm

    I am a techie because I get excited about new features and release notes for technology products and software.

  9. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:43pm

    @SonyElectronics Shelf Unit Radio looks nice for Treehouse, missing 2 crucial design items: Glowing Vacuum Tubes & #11 on Volume Knob. Will add happily #TechieandIKnowIt .

  10. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:44pm

    Sony I love you your products are great I use are of the products that i can like you tv, your sony playstation number 2 and 3. i ghope that i will win to continue to use the very best there are in the world Sony.

  11. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:48pm

    I’m a techie and I know it because I always have the latest and greatest products and my friends and family always come to me for advice when they are looking at purchasing new tech equipment. I am a brand snob too and you will only see SONY products from phones, tvs, PS3, etc in my house! My first walkman as a child was even a SONY and since then have stayed loyal to the brand.

  12. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:50pm

    #TechieandIKnowIt Sony is the bombdigidi

  13. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:50pm

    Imma GAMER!! Custom PC ftw!

  14. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:52pm

    I am a techie because I love seeing and getting new electronics.

  15. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 12:58pm

    The fact that Ive owned every gaming console, have a device out of each genre, can manually build a computer, talk about tech, introduce tech to people and work selling phones makes me a techie. I don’t think u can get any more technical than that.

  16. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 1:13pm

    I am truly a SONY techie!! Love all ur stuff!!

  17. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 1:13pm

    Sony always has great design, I love their new s vaio use ips screen which is the probably the only one use it for laptop and thinnest ones. and use the new fan cooling system , so the heating only at the screen which wont effect the hands , I love the design. and PS3 is getting thinner and thinner, make the game station at ur living room look more stylist than a geek. the ps vita will total place my mobile game play.

  18. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 1:27pm

    Ima techie for sure because my laptop is my best friend and I hate to be offline for long at all! I had to make sure my family all had their own laptops because I didnt wanna have to share mine! :)#TechieandIKnowit

  19. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 1:47pm


    I Love Giveaways even tho, I Never win. :) Fun tho seeing people win.

  20. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:07pm

    I enjoy all aspects of the latest and greatest in consumer electronics, especially Sony gear!

  21. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:08pm

    I love to build computers.

  22. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:10pm

    The only thing me that stops being a techie is how much everything costs. I love to fiddle with a gadget and see what it does. I provide most of the support for computers when it come to friends and family as well. I love SONY products very much. Sony is always at the top of my list for tech and will continue to be. I am writing this from my VAIO right now and I will be a SONY tech junkie for life. Thank you for everything SONY!

  23. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:23pm

    engineer who married an engineer and we hoped that our child was born on 10.10.10. in binary, it would have been 42! #TechieandIKnowIt

  24. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:24pm

    Love to see how we change our behavior based on new technology. Playing with gadget and observing the human behavioral changes that occur. Need to get back to driving, Happy Techie day!

  25. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:24pm

    I have to have my phone. Everywhere. Play apps, get online, etc. Hard to remember the times when we didn’t have smart phones. Mine isnt a great one, so I guess I cant say Im a big techie, I would be, but I just cant afford it!

  26. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:26pm

    I love reading about the advancements in computer technology (I.e processors and video cards). I got excited building my costum series S vaio for my girlfriend. I am also interested in the advancements of smartphones and TVs (though I find 3D TVs just a fad.) what a great sweepstakes idea!

  27. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 2:37pm

    I never met a schematic I didn’t like. :)

  28. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 3:02pm

    Why am I a Techie?

    Who am I? I’m currently a student working toward a degree in Computer Engineering. My dream job would be managing a team that designs, tests, and improves technology.

    What defines me as a techie?
    My love for electronics and desire to work on them. Many times I have been called to fix computers from viruses, set up a networks, install hardware etc. What’s a headache to others, is a puzzle that I get to solve :D

  29. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 3:09pm

    im a techie coz i self teach myself to fix our electronics I can open computers transfer files even if it crashed already. I know all the functions of my gadgets especially my computer! I can my electronic gadgets myself. If my hubby crashes his computer or something, I know how to fix it. I know how to navigate the cloud, fix viruses, spams, malwares, spywares. need to learn!

  30. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 4:23pm

    I am a Techie because when I fix comuters, network, or other electronic stuff for family and friends they ask me “well what was wrong with it” so I proceed to tell them the best I can. Then they get that glossy look in their eyes, fade away and start to lose me…. so anyway thanks for fixing my computer, cup of tea?

  31. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 4:34pm

    I’m #techieandiknow it because i love to learn about the latest technology and help others learn to use it too.

  32. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 4:45pm

    Because Techies Rule

  33. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 6:22pm

    I am a Techie because I am constantly looking up the latest tech out there. When it comes to many activities in daily life, I’d rather take down notes by typing them on my computer instead of writing them down, read an ebook with my Sony Reader instead of a physical copy, find comfort that many of my devices can do similar things yet assist me in many different ways (VAIO for work [and school], PS3 and Vita for play, and my Reader for school). I am constantly trying to discover new ways to associate technology to every day tasks, and constantly keep all my devices up to date (by either software updates, or simply upgrading to a newer model of a device). I believe this is what makes me a Techie! Techies Day shall be a day I now celebrate!

  34. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 8:25pm

    I love being my own IT dept. Build it. Fix it. #TechieandIKnowIt

  35. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 8:38pm

    I am a techie since I have purchased a VAIO Z series laptop from Sony for every major makeover of the series! Go Sony for their amazing products!

  36. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 9:38pm

    I like assembling my own computers. #TechieandIKnowIt

  37. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 10:57pm

    I’m a techie because I love being my own IT Department. Fix it. Build it. You name it.

  38. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 11:19pm

    I love reading the specs page of new Sony products and comparing them w/ other similar products.

  39. Anonymous wrote: October 3, 2012 11:58pm

    I know I’m a techie because all I do on the Internet is to browse all sorts of tech websites, all day all night.

  40. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2012 8:06am

    Im Always Love the techies of sony.

  41. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2012 8:34pm

    I’m a technie because it’s the only way I can get things done and stay connected to my family.

  42. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2012 11:51pm

    i am so obsessed with new technolgy i stay on top of all new releases.

  43. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2012 11:52pm

    so into new gadets have a whole room dedicated to my toys…


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