GEEKY NIGHTS x MAZDA SKYACTIV

Last Feb 14 & 16, Me Vic and Abe and various other bloggers and car clubs, were invited by Mazda to try out their new Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6 with SkyActiv technology. SkyActiv is a series of technologies that enables Mazda to make their engine smaller and power efficient, but still retain their output. Other technologies found in the cars include i-stop, which stops the engine when the car is at full stop and resumes it immediately when you step on the gas. The other one is i-eloop, which converts energy normally wasted when you step on the brake, into a capacitor which can then be used by the various electronics in the car.

The boys were asked to participate in an eco drive around the city and also in Clark, to see which group was able to consume the least fuel driving the same route. I was assigned to be with Joey Abiog and TJ Panganiban on a white CX-5 while Vic and Abe were assigned with Raffy Pedrajita on a red Mazda 6. It was my first time to join an eco run so it was a very exciting prospect. Day 1 involved a drive around the city, from Makati all the way to Quezon City, going through various areas where traffic is normally moderate to heavy. This ensured that the drive simulated normal conditions driving around the city. At the end of the day, we drove to Clark for Day 2 of the eco drive, which involved driving expressway from Clark all the way to the Hacienda Luisita exit then back.

From my experience with the CX-5, it was a very smooth and comfy ride. i-stop was at first a bit unnerving, because you are used to panicking whenever the engine stops, but I got over it pretty quickly.

All in all it was a very good way to spend a weekend. I learned a lot about car technology (fyi i dont really drive), got to test drive a sexy car and most of all, spend a really wonderful two days with some of my favorite people.

- Mark Lim

PS for more in-depth coverage of the event, please check out Abe’s post at Yugatech as well as Vic’s post at victorbasa.net

see you guys later!

Calling all GEEKS! The biggest SALE of the year is almost here. It’s the Black Friday Sale!

Geeky Nights followers will get a chance to win a total of 10K worth of GCASH AMEX to buy anything this coming Black Friday Sale!

All you have to do is tweet us the best Black Friday deal for you and use the hashtags #GCASHBlackFriday & #GCASHAMEX and include the link https://bit.ly/GCashBlackFriday

Winner should be a GCASH AMEX user to get the prize before Friday. 

We will announce the first winner tonight on our show!

To apply for GCASH AMEX, please got to this site for more info: https://bit.ly/GCashBlackFriday

The boys at Sony’s 2013 Christmas party

There’s only one slot remaining to be a representative to the Axe Apollo Global Space Camp. And even if you dont get picked, Samsung Galaxy phones are still up for grabs!

Promo Mechanics:


Buy an AXE Apollo Body Spray 
Text AXE [store name] [last 3 digits of the receipt no.] to 2600 
ex: AXE RAMONSTORE PASIG 850 

We will also be giving away a year’s supply of Axe on our first episode for Season 3 of Geeky Nights, so make sure to stay tuned on Sept 24 by heading on over to www.geekynights.com/live

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Geeky Nights
June 11, 2013
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www.geekynights.com/live

Happy Bday Victor Basa!

Blackberry Q10 Giveaway contest!

Check www.twitter.com/geekynights for more info

GEEKY NIGHTS GLOBE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI CONTEST

Good morning GEEKS! Another contest from Geeky Nights!
There are 2 ways to get a BRAND NEW GLOBE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI!
The Globe Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is exclusive now to Globe! Globe offers the S3 Galaxy MINI FREE at Plan 999 and comes with unlimited surfing plus free calls and texts!
 
First: Click this link http://bit.ly/GlobeSamsungs3Mini
Second: Tweet the most creative reason why you want a brand new GLOBE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI! Dont forget to push the hashtag #iWantGlobeS3Mini
The most creative answer will win a brand new S3 Mini! Goodluck!
You need to follow @GeekyNights on Twitter too! The MORE creative entries you tweet, the more chances you will win 1! Tweet till you drop! 
Contest will end tomorrow at 6PM, February 26. The winner will be announced tomorrow during the live show of Geeky Nights!

GEEKY NIGHTS GLOBE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI CONTEST

Good morning GEEKS! Another contest from Geeky Nights!

There are 2 ways to get a BRAND NEW GLOBE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI!

The Globe Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is exclusive now to Globe! Globe offers the S3 Galaxy MINI FREE at Plan 999 and comes with unlimited surfing plus free calls and texts!

 

First: Click this link http://bit.ly/GlobeSamsungs3Mini

Second: Tweet the most creative reason why you want a brand new GLOBE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI! Dont forget to push the hashtag #iWantGlobeS3Mini

The most creative answer will win a brand new S3 Mini! Goodluck!

You need to follow @GeekyNights on Twitter too! The MORE creative entries you tweet, the more chances you will win 1! Tweet till you drop! 

Contest will end tomorrow at 6PM, February 26. The winner will be announced tomorrow during the live show of Geeky Nights!