1,500 entries and getting merrier by the minute: The Techvibes 2010 Advent Calendar

As you’re all well aware by now, we’re giving away more than $7,000 in tech gadgets and accessories – from computers to ereaders to smartphones – through our spirited giveaway extravaganza, the 2010 Advent Calendar.

We’re happy to report that, just over midway through, we’ve broken the 1,500 mark for entries – a number that’s growing quicker by the day. In fact, we’re now getting a new entry every minute during the day.

Entering couldn’t be simpler: Submit a comment answering our themed question of the day, then retweet the blog post on Twitter or share/”like” it on Facebook. Then you’re done. As long as you left us your email address (not displayed publicly), you’ve got a chance to win one of our twenty-four fabulous prizes. We’ll announce all winners on Christmas day and ship the gifts right to your door.

Some of our most popular entries include an HP TouchSmart 600 computer (valued at $1249) from HP and Microsoft, a NHL Flip Mino HD 4GB Video camera (valued at $189) from Cisco, an Ultimate Gamer Bundle (valued at over $300) from Future Shop, and a Wireless eReader (valued at $149) from Kobo. Our full range of prizes are viewable here.

While winners are awarded via random draw, we do appreciate some of the more creative commets left by our readers, such as Justin Jones alluding to Old Spice Guy’s epic commercial:

“Hello Artists, Look at your old printer, now back at me, now back at yours, now back at me, sadly yours isn’t me, but if yours stopped working and you bought a new Epson Artisan it would print as beautiful as me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re in a studio with an Artisan that can print like my Artisa. What’s in your hand? Back at me! It’s a photo of that special project, look again, the photo is now money! Anything is possible when your printer is an Artisa. I’m on a zebra!”

Or Brandon F., who has boldly suggested that Santa Claus has a naughty side himself – according to Justin, Santa will be using his Nokia N8 smartphone to snap pictures of “beautiful women” this holiday season.

Good luck to all entrants and have a very merry Christmas!