This whole global economic crisis, and its resulting massive loss of jobs got us thinking. We here at Engadget HD 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. Today we're going to clean out our box of goodies from Next Generation Home Products, grab-bag-style -- there's a bunch of good stuff in there, so we'll make packages for ten lucky winners, each package centered around a HDMI switch. Just like Cracker Jacks, we'll also throw in some surprise Next Generation gear as well -- something from our stash of HDMI wall plates, HDMI mini cables, IR emitters and other neat stuff. 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 Next Generation Home Products for providing the goods!

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.
  • Nine winners will be chosen randomly. Each winner will receive one HDMI switch and an additional product of our choosing. Items to be given away include: six (6) 3-port HDMI switches (approximate retail value $180 each); four (4) 5-port HDMI switches (approximate retail value $185 each); four (4) HDMI decor wall plates (approximate retail value $25 each); one (1) HDMI decor double wall plate (approximate retail value $38); five (5) HDMI mini cables (approximate retail value $20 each); two (2) RF transmitters (approximate retail value $55 each); one (1) IR emitter cable with 6 eyes (approximate retail value $25); and one (1) 1-m HDMI bulk cable (approximate retail value $35).
  • 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 July, 27th, at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!
  • Full rules can be found here.