February 20, 2012
AppAdvice has teamed up with the fine folks at iBallz in order to offer iPad owners a chance to obtain a little peace of mind. The peace of mind we speak of comes in the form of four foam-like balls connected to each other by an elastic band, which are best known as iBallz. iBallz are a unique and kind of whacky looking accessory designed to protect your iPad from drops and spills. iBallz slip right over the four corners of your iPad or iPad 2, and the elastic band that connects them all can be pulled tight to ensure that they stay in place. The elastic band can also serve other purposes, as it's strong enough to be used as a hanger or handle, or you can pop one of the balls off of the top corner of your iPad and the band will pull it into place on the backside, providing the perfect tilt for landscape typing. Since each ball is about two inches round, they can not only help your iPad withstand a substantial fall but also keep it high enough in the air so that even if there is a bit of liquid or some other undesirable object beneath it, your costly device won't be caught up in the mess. The original iBallz are offered in black, gray, blue, and pink and are priced at $19.95. The company also has a half-sized version called iBallz Minis, which are intended for smaller tablet devices. These come in pink, blue, and black and are available at the same $19.95 price point. Since iBallz are unable to protect your iPad's screen from mayhem, the company also offers a satchel, a soft sleeve, a clamshell hardcase, and their most popular case, the Lid, which also doubles as a stand and can wrap around your hand like a mitt. To have a chance at winning a set of iBallz, all you have to do is complete three super simple tasks: Follow iBallz on Twitter, follow AppAdvice on Twitter, and then retweet this article before 11:59 p.m. PST Friday, February 24. That's it! We'll then randomly choose five winners, who will all get the chance to choose between the original iBallz and Minis and also pick the color.