In a recent post I mentioned we were working on another giveaway, and here it is.
The NYNE Cruiser features Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC for quick and easy wireless pairing with a smartphone that riders can then keep safely tucked away in a pocket or backpack. With up to 10 hours of playtime, the Cruiser can play while you ride to work, at work, and during your ride home all on one charge. It even allows you to multitask and answer a phone call while riding with its built-in microphone. Additionally, the Cruiser features a built-in powerbank for charging your mobile device when you’re low on battery.
We will revive Bike Hacks Haiku to give this bad boy away. Haiku is based on writing poetry with attention to keeping count of the syllables used. The pattern of syllables in traditional Haiku appears to be 5-7-5. However, this site states that "In foreign languages, there exist NO consensus in how to write Haiku-poems."
So the contest is this – submit your best Nyne Cruiser inspired Haiku in the comment section of this post, following the format of three groups of words, divided into a 5-7-5 pattern (if you wish to go traditional, see #1 below). You can submit as many as you like via the comments button below this post.
One individual winner will be selected to receive and review the Cruiser for bikehacks.com.
Here’s what to do:
1. Compose your Haiku – see examples of the 5-7-5 pattern below. The Haiku should be inspired by the Cruiser. You can use a title if you like, but it is not necessary. If you wish to use the traditional Haiku pattern of 5-7-5 with syllables that is fine too.
2. Submit your Haiku by clicking on the comment link below this post. Submit as many as you like, even different times if you like.
3. The deadline to submit is Friday, May 30th at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
4. The winner will use the Cruiser and compose a review post for BikeHacks.com. The review should preferably include testing the cruiser using a Van Halen song from the David Lee Roth era. I would be partial to "Somebody Get me a Doctor!"
The Cruiser is the winner's to keep. One minor note, the product can only be shipped within the continental United States. This means participation is limited to those living in the continental United States.
Here's a sample from the BikeHacks.com brain trust =)
Cruiser on my bike bars
Blasting Van Halen all the way up
Makes me want to Jump