Searches for World's Biggest Electronophiles : Online Shopping Community Invites Tech Lovers to Submit Product Reviews for a Chance to Win Sweet Prizes from Apple, Nintendo and Sony

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Does your significant other wake up to find you Twittering in the middle of the night from your iPhone? Have you been caught playing your DS at the family dinner table? Have you drained your children’s college fund to pimp out the family room entertainment center? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be suffering from electronophilia.

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Electronophilia (pronounced elec-TRON-oh-fill-ee-uh), originally from Greek, is a deep and disturbing obsession, or love (philia), of all-things consumer electronics., a multi-million-strong online community that critically reviews and rates millions of products and services for the benefit of its members and users, is looking for the world's biggest electronophiles to win cool prizes from Apple, Nintendo and Sony.

Beginning today through October 31, Ciao is challenging tech lovers to prove their electronophilia by submitting video reviews (as well as original text reviews) of favorite tech gadgets – anything from video games to MP3 players and everything in between.

A committee of professional electronophiles will be monitoring the community for extraordinary reviews. Entrants must include the word "electronophile" in the title of their video and text reviews in order to be eligible.

Three of's "Electronophile" contest winners will receive one of the following prizes:

  • An Apple 8G iPod Touch, an approximate $299 retail value
  • A Nintendo DS Light handheld gaming console, an approximate $299 retail value
  • A Sony Cybershot DSC-W120 digital camera, an approximate $179 retail value

How to enter

Electronophiles from the U.S. and Canada can enter by visiting this page, creating a user profile and submitting a video review – with the word "electronophile" in the title – proving you are worthy of one of these sweet prizes. Electronophiles who submit text reviews containing the word "electronophile" in the review title will also be eligible to win. The contest is open to existing members. The contest will close October 31 and a winner will be announced shortly after November 1.


Ciao is a multi-million-strong online community that critically reviews and rates millions of products and services for the benefit of its members and users. Ciao even pays members to accurately review products in the consumer electronics, office equipment, movies, home appliances, gaming, movies and beauty categories, and more. Ciao's members and users can also browse from more than 2,000 online retailers to find the most up-to-date and accurate pricing information on everything from laptops to video games to cell phones and more. features thousands of products from hundreds of retailers, including Best Buy,, HP, Amazon, Dell, Lenovo and Sears, among others.

Ciao is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company also has regional offices in London, Paris, Timisoara (Romania) and Wroclaw (Poland). In April 2005, Ciao GmbH became a subsidiary of Greenfield Online, Inc., a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy.

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