1. jsp55's Avatar
    Despite the presence of other worthy entrants, I think my past year's negative experience with various devices makes me an excellent choice to win the case.

    To start with, in April, my wife and I were driving along I-90 returning from a family visit when our car was destroyed - yes, I know it's not really a device in the same sense as an iPhone, but it merely set a pattern for the year; plus a Prius is kind of the car equivalent of an apple product. We were completely stopped at a work zone when an 18 wheeler going about 45-50 mph rear-ended us. The impact rammed us into the car in front of us and then another 18 wheeler hit the first, which then knocked into our car again. My wife and I walked away unscathed (if that's not an advertisement for the safety features of the Prius, I don't know what would be) but the car was completely totaled. The insurance company was very fair but because of normal depreciation we did lose a bit of money replacing the car.

    Then, this July, on the day we moved into our new apartment, a bottle of water got knocked onto my Macbook while I was setting up the Airport network. The geniuses at the mac store were able to recover most of my data but the computer was completely lost and had to be replaced.

    Finally, two weeks ago, while on vacation in Florida I lost both my iphone headphones and GPS power cable. For the headphones, the rubber just fell off making them unwearable. And as for the GPS cable, it decided to fall apart at the connection port -without the GPS being charged and with the two of us still relying on our old RAZr phones - as my wife and I were returning from dinner in a city we'd never been to before. Thankfully, we were able to find the hotel without it, but I faced another expense replacing both.

    Given how easy it seems to drop an iphone, I'd love to get my hands on that case to avoid a continuation of my recent run of luck. This is especially vital for me given that the good news in life may make it harder to keep the iphone functioning properly. That news is that my wife and I are expecting our first child a few short months and between carrying diaper bags, strollers and car seats and dealing with bottles, diapers and baby spit up, I think I'll probably need the best protection available.

    Oh, and lastly, I'm a Bills fan (which merely adds to the suffering quotient) and have to deal this week with the fact that a team that went 2-8 down the stretch (after a 5-1 start) with some of the worst coaching I've ever seen just announced that all members of the staff would be returning next year.

    Anyway, thanks for hearing me out and congrats to the winner if it isn't me.
    01-04-2009 12:34 AM
  2. ElementCases's Avatar
    Hey there, Igreenberg - if you'd be willing to chat with a firefighting trade mag about your thoughts, we can def. shoot you over a case whether or not you win one of these awesome TiPB cases. Rene and Jeremy, thanks again for the flattering review and doing a give-away. Your logo made for some of the greatest looking Element cases that we have produced.

    Happy New Year to you all and best wishes,

    Element case Team
    01-04-2009 06:04 AM
  3. lgreenberg's Avatar
    Hey there, Igreenberg - if you'd be willing to chat with a firefighting trade mag about your thoughts, we can def. shoot you over a case whether or not you win one of these awesome TiPB cases. Rene and Jeremy, thanks again for the flattering review and doing a give-away. Your logo made for some of the greatest looking Element cases that we have produced.

    Happy New Year to you all and best wishes,

    Element case Team
    Absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks in advance!

    Could have used it last night at the 6 acre brush fire.
    01-04-2009 08:28 AM
  4. pnut78's Avatar
    I feel I need the case because my iPhone is a "family" phone. I use the phone for calling, but my wife uses it when I am not, to check her email for work (she works for the Dept of Education helping first generation college hopefuls try and get into college). If not her, I have a 3 year old who absolutely loves the iPhone and the apps with it. He's becoming quite good with it and it looks like a future in computers is possible!! If that does not warrant protection, I don't know what does. Also with having a 3 year old, I'm constantly crawling, jumping, carrying all sorts of things so the accidental bump or it falling out of my pocket is a big possibility.

    Please choose me as I don't get many electronics and I waited till this past November to finally get the 3G. Thanks for hearing my story!

    If it would help, I can include a pic of my adorable 3 year old Anthony.
    Last edited by pnut78; 01-08-2009 at 09:16 AM.
    01-04-2009 02:15 PM
  5. guidedbywez's Avatar
    I need the case...I'm a college professor and could use something cool to introduce materials chemistry to my students. See, educational AND beautiful!
    01-04-2009 08:15 PM
  6. shwy's Avatar
    Simply because I'm a total klutz. Really. That's all there is to it.
    01-04-2009 09:50 PM
  7. cjspriggs's Avatar
    I think i should get the case because i constantly drop my case and instead of rubber, plastic, hbrid or any other type of case, i need "fort Knox" as one.
    01-04-2009 09:51 PM
  8. hotrod#AC's Avatar
    I am a scientist/researcher and educator. I'm frequently in the lab around dangerous chemicals and also working out in the field applying treatments and taking data to my field research. I need something to protect my iPhone from those dangerous elements so I can use it to show my results or data to other collaborators and clientele. My story is not flashy or funny, but I need a case, and I'd love to have this one. Thanks for giving the average joe and opportunity to win.
    01-04-2009 10:22 PM
  9. xghram's Avatar
    I just very unlucky when it comes to caring for phones and pda's. My palm zire was rolled over by the wheels of a desk chair. A glass of water tipped over on the dinner table and killed my razr. Worst of all, a righty batter hit an opposite field foul ball into the dugout, and killed my nokia sitting on the bench as I watched helplessly from centerfield. What are the odds on that? I think my nokia stood a better chance of being struck by lightning... is there a case that protects against that?
    01-05-2009 03:36 PM
  10. psyko825#IM's Avatar
    because i have finally left blackberry and come back to the darkside
    01-07-2009 12:40 PM
  11. thelarster's Avatar
    My 3 year old loves games on my iPhone and loves to drop the phone despite my many pleas.
    01-07-2009 02:13 PM
  12. The Radness's Avatar
    I could really use the case because I'm a BMXer and have broken many phones/ iPods in the past because I'm an ***** and keep buying expensive stuff.

    Its hard to find a case thats protects well, but still leaves the phone looking nice and easy to use. I could really use the full screen protection when it is in my pocket, My biggest fear is if I fall, I'm gonna crack the screen and be in trouble.

    As of now i have to switch to my old phone, a V3, and carry an old 2nd gen ipod on me. I look like I came straight out of 1999.

    I was gonna post pics, but I guess I don't have enough posts at the moment.
    Last edited by The Radness; 01-07-2009 at 05:17 PM.
    01-07-2009 05:11 PM
  13. CJ225's Avatar
    Anyone know when a winner will be picked?
    01-12-2009 12:40 AM
  14. pinny's Avatar
    Here's another request for protection for a phone that has to weather a very klutzy guy and and a 18 month old baby (she's a Bubbles addict). My wife plays simcity, but she's ok with the phone.
    01-14-2009 02:26 AM
  15. jasonact's Avatar
    To put it simply, I am on the verge of reversing Global Warming, ending world hunger, curing Cancer, making Wal-Mart an ethical company again, and implementing native copy/paste on the iPhone without jailbreaking! This case may ensure that my work is completed, and you would be partially to thank for saving civilization as we know it.

    I and the rest of humanity thank you in advance.
    01-14-2009 12:36 PM
  16. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Thanks everyone who entered! We'll be announcing the winner asap, along with the winner of last night's iPhone Live! give away.

    Note: We're not "picking" anyone -- we're certainly not going to play judge over the merits of any one members story vs. another. Everyone who followed the directions and told us why they should win will go in a "hat" and we'll pull a name from it. As long as you have a story, you have an entry and a chance to get the give away!

    Announcing soon!
    01-15-2009 11:22 AM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    And the winner is...

    Congrats!
    01-15-2009 12:34 PM
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