This whole global economic crisis, and its resulting massive loss of jobs got us thinking. We here at Engadget didn't want to stand helplessly by, announcing every new round of misery without giving anything back -- so we decided to take the opportunity to spread a little positivity. We'll be handing out a new gadget every day to lucky readers until we run out of stuff or companies stop sending things. Today we've got a swank GigaPan Epic Imager on offer, ideal for capturing those landscapes in ways you've only dreamed about. Read the rules below (no skimming -- we're omniscient and can tell when you've skimmed) and get commenting! Hooray for free stuff!

Big thanks to GigaPan for providing the gear!


The rules:
  • Leave a comment below. Any comment will do, but if you want to share your proposal for "fixing" the world economy, that'd be sweet too.
  • You may only enter this specific giveaway once. If you enter this giveaway more than once you'll be automatically disqualified, etc. (Yes, we have robots that thoroughly check to ensure fairness.)
  • If you enter more than once, only activate one comment. This is pretty self explanatory. Just be careful and you'll be fine.
  • Contest is open to anyone in the 50 States, 18 or older! Sorry, we don't make this rule (we hate excluding anyone), so be mad at our lawyers and contest laws if you have to be mad.
  • Winner will be chosen randomly. One (1) winner will receive one (1) GigaPan Epic Imager. Approximate retail value is $299.99.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Friday, July 24st, at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!
  • Full rules can be found here.


The GigaPan Epic is a revolutionary robotic mount for most point and shoot digital cameras that makes it easy to capture and share high-res panoramic images of everything, from inaugurations to concerts. The small and powerful Epic uses the power of NASA engineering to capture the places that inspire you. Then you can share the images at www.gigapan.org or on your own Web site by embedding the gigapixel image and its viewer. Check out how the band Wilco used the Epic to share their studio with their fans. Zoom in and out of the Wilco studio and see all the detail. If you don't win today, you can take advantage of the summer savings GigaPan is offering and buy the Epic for only $299.00. GigaPan Image below - Credit: Zoran Orlic from www.wilcoworld.net