Enter to win: We’re giving away THREE Ballistic Tough Jacket’s for iPad - Macenstein

Enter to win: We’re giving away THREE Ballistic Tough Jacket’s for iPad


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With news that the new iPad mini (and possibly even a brand new BIG iPad) may be announced next Tuesday, we know a good percentage of you will be throwing your old iPad off rooftops or “accidentally” running them over in an attempt to justify buying the new Apple gear. But for the rest of you who need to protect your investments, we’ve got some great news. We’ve teamed up with our good friends over at Ballistic to give away not one but THREE of their awesome $70 Ballistic Tough Jacket case for iPad 2 and New iPad. Sorry, all you iPad 1 owners – you might as well throw your iPad off the roof, as that thing is ancient and this case wouldn’t help you anyway.

You may remember we reviewed the Ballistic Tough Jacket for iPad 2 and New iPad a few months back, and gave it a whopping 9.5 rating. Well, I’m tempted to bump that up to 10 as a friend of mine did an impromptu accidental “drop test” of her iPad while wearing a Tough Jacket, and I’m happy to report it bounced off her driveway, face down, and the iPad is still good as new. The Tough Jacket’s three layers of protection are no joke, people!

How to Enter:
Entering this contest is easy! Simply leave us a comment telling us : What is the wost thing you ever accidentally broke? We’re not looking for intangible things like “my boyfriend’s heart” or “my leg while skiing”. We’re talking physical possessions – the most important things in life. Contest open to US/Canadian residents only. Three winners will be picked randomly. Contest ends Tuesday, October 30th at 11:59 PM EST. Good Luck!

110 Responses to “Enter to win: We’re giving away THREE Ballistic Tough Jacket’s for iPad”
  1. joel says:

    My dad left me with my mom for about 3 year and he didn’t given call me in my birthdays anymore and we also don’t have anymore money left

  2. John says:

    While resetting the heat sink on a server’s processor, I dropped it and cracked the processor.

  3. Darryl Maldonado says:

    Worst things I’ve ever broken were my iPad 2 and iPhone which were in my backpack that had been run over.

  4. Wes says:

    I’m an automotive technician, and I was working on a Honda Civic Hybrid…. Needless to say I was swapping a new transmission into the vehicle when I heard a CRUNCH! It was the sound of the $1000 Hybrid Charging System Sensors smashing. I had forgotten to remove them… Ugh that was coming out of my paycheck for quite awhile!

    And another story, though not accidental… An old gf I was breaking up with grabbed my iPhone 4 and hit it with a claw hammer, amazingly it bounced off with no visible damage. Them she flipped to the claw side and proceeded to kill my precious baby :*( she was psycho…

  5. Christopher Sorel says:

    My iphone 4 broke when it fell 30 feet while mountain biking and after that purchased a ballistic case

  6. SheilaKay Calabretta says:

    I broke 3 ribs falling out of a garbage can….no wait….you don’t want *that* kind of break….so let’s see…..duh, I can’t think of any geeky thing I’ve broken lately, except after that I broke my hello finger….then my nose…..then…..oh nuts, there I go again……;)

  7. Ode2308 says:

    I once broke my brand new iPod touch. It accidentally fell from my breast pocket, straight into my cat’s water bowl.

  8. Evelyn says:

    I drove over my husband’s cell phone by accident (I didn’t realize I had dropped it getting into the car) and lost his entire contact list…..he was ticked!

  9. Ryan says:

    I broke my car’s door… almost completely off! TWICE!! Do they make covers for that kind of thing? 😉

  10. Aldo says:

    I got no money to buy a cover for my iPad because my family is really poor the only way I got my ipad was I got it at a garage sake and the screen was cracked

  11. Erick Olguin says:

    The worst possession i’ve ever broke was my playstation 3, right after I received Skyrim, as a gift

  12. John Carter says:

    I smashed an upright bass in the middle of a concert trying to show off doing a fancy spin move. 10k trying to impress a girl who was looking the other way. Oh 10th grade. I don’t miss you at all.

  13. Howard says:

    I was making a nookie run in my old air-cooled VW bug. I ran it flat out on the highway for hours, not realizing I was losing oil. As soon as I pulled off at the exit, the oil light came on – only seconds before the engine seized.

  14. Tamra H says:

    Dropped my new (at the time) Galaxy S phone in the parking lot at work, shattered the screen. Had to go back to my old clunky non-smart phone, while still paying for internet I could no longer use. Was a major bummer.

  15. Tom says:

    I broke my daughter’s sea monkey tank. Over the heater. Sizzle.

  16. Steve says:

    I made a mistake reconnecting some wires and fried a customer’s Apple II. The lead tech just laughed at me. Fortunately, we just had to replace a blown capacitor.

  17. E.J. says:

    As a child I broke my parents bed while jumping on it like a trampoline. Needless to say mom and dad took my bed to get their freak on. ????

  18. Theresa J says:

    I broke my vacuum by listening to music to loud where I couldn’t tell that there was a blockage until I smelled the smoke

  19. Garry degonza jr says:

    I was tossing a ball and i switched to overhand and it flew at my tv.

  20. Will says:

    I shattered my brand new iPod touch when I dropped it coming out of a friends house.

  21. Dalton M says:

    I was doing the splits and my friend pushed me back wards and i broke my neck and both of my legs!!!!!!!

  22. Dalton M says:

    i was playing soccer and i kicked it threw the window and broke my dads nose!!!! he was furious

  23. Dalton M says:

    I used to be in the navy and I had a grenade and dropped it on our sides base and blew it up and that was the day I quit.
    The weird thing is I didn’t pull the pin. Hmmmmmmmmmm

  24. Joe Grieco says:

    When I was a kid I broke my Little Professor Calculator. http://www.inthe80s.com/toys/littleprofcalc.shtml
    It was dirty so I went to clean it. How did I know putting it under the running faucet would do more than just clean it?

  25. Tonya says:

    I broke my dad’s favorite golf club when I was five. My friend and I was playing a game called “how many metal things can you break with a golf club”.

  26. sean pynaert says:

    Just recently I broke my wife’s favourite Starbucks mug. I was taking it out of the dishwasher and it slipped. Boy, she was mad!

  27. Jo says:

    I broke my parents 2- day old, first ever flat screen TV by practicing cradling a lacrosse ball indoors. Fun times.

  28. Dave says:

    My son took my iPod touch into the bath water with him, and briefly it worked underneath the water. He was two.

  29. Marina Stock says:

    I broke my iPod by putting it in the wash without removing from my pants…..no longer works 🙁

  30. Ryan says:

    My iPad screen

  31. Christl says:

    Giving a presentation and my projector wasn’t “new” enough to impress the crowd so I borrowed one from the company I was presenting to. Half way through I was pacing along the front, caught my foot in the USB cord and pulled the projector off the table where it proceeded to explode on impact on the floor. Didn’t get the presentation completed and wasn’t awarded the job either.

  32. Vivian says:

    I accendently dropped my Rolex watch onto the ground and somehow broke it, I was kind of pissed and regretful how I put it on the edge of the counter.

  33. Krs29 says:

    I broke my titanium MacBook 10 inch by dropping it and ripping the power supply out.

  34. Carrie Conley says:

    If I have ever broken anything….I can’t remember what it was….I have broken glasses and plates while washing dishes…but nothing out of the ordinary….

  35. Martina says:

    I bought a Bosuns Head fox cub while posted in Germany. Unfortunately the hanger I had it on was not as secure as I would have liked. That is when I found out how difficult it would be to replace the fox cub. I had no idea that these are collectibles and they no longer make them. I finally searched eBay and found one in England. It is now on a secure hanger!

  36. Ping says:

    Worst thing I broke is my dads old tv. So when I was younger I s playing with a balloon and it got stuck behind the tv so I got it but then I accidentily pushed the tv and it fell off and smashed in prices but it was like 4 feet high.

  37. Darkdragomat says:

    I accidentally dropped my Macintosh (yes the old monitor one) on my pc. But it’s not the PC I’m sorry about it’s the Mac that broke.

  38. Shane Buck says:

    Broke my wallet buying a new ipad, now I need a cover for it.

  39. Greg says:

    My iPod, luckily replaced under warranty though!

  40. Brian says:

    While attempting to fix one of my DirecTV receiver boxes, I somehow I sent a power surge through the house when I plugged it in to test it which somehow fried all of the other receivers in the house and the LNB (the thing on the end of the satellite dish that receives the signal) on the satellite dish. I’m not quiet sure why it only fried the receivers, but all I know is that the repair bill was high!!

  41. Lee jean says:

    While taking my son from his car seat after a family trip, he accidentally hit my BRAND New IPAD 2. Which then fell to the concrete parking lot causing a perfect spiderweb accross the screen. Could not be completely angry with my boy, but man that was a new IPad. Could not talk with my own child for a few munites.

  42. Donovan Pham says:

    Hey macnstein, the worst thing i ever broke was my sisters leg. Heres the story. One day, my sister and i were riding our bikes and just chilling and laying back you know? And then my sister just asks me Dey Donovan, do you wanna fight? I was surprised considering i was a black belt, so i gladly accepted. While we were sparring, i remembered a neat arm breaking trick which i had doubted icould work. Well, i tried it and broke my sisters arm. Right on the elbow. I got in so much trouble. 🙂

  43. Bubba says:

    When I was in school one day me and my brother were playing and he grabbed his iPad and I tried to take it away but It flew out his hand and broke

  44. Sheree says:

    The fish tank and it was a really big mess!

  45. Brandon Jin says:

    My RC car when I was trying to fix it I took it apart and my sister stepped on half of it.

  46. Crystal says:

    My in-laws bought our kids a really nice, 400lb heavy-duty Lifetime swingset as an early Christmas gift because it just wasn’t in our budget this year. So my husband spends all day assembling it and after all was said and done, we decided it would be better on the opposite side of the yard. Feeling like we were going get empowered with supernatural strength from the Gods or something, my husband and I decided to move it about 70ft across the yard ourselves. We get half way across the yard huffing and puffing when we lose our footing and down goes the monkey bars along with my husband. When this thing hit, the ground shook. We pick it up and were barely able to drag it the rest of the way. No harm. So we thought. The kids now swing on a 45 degree angle and the metal of the main support is so thick that when our budget allows we will have to replace it.

  47. Noelani says:

    I cracked my iPad 2 screen and not having it for 2 weeks totally freaked me out felt like I was Lost without it..went to apple store and got another one right away…my husband was upset but it was ok with him because he knows how much i enjoy my ipad…..looking into getting an iPad mini now 🙂 i just wished they had insurance that would cover this like I have insurance coverage on my galaxy S3 ..unless someone out there knows of a company that insures iPads.

  48. Jessica Belknap says:

    I have broken the screen o my iPad2 3 times now

  49. Kory says:

    I was driving with my phone on the dashboard. I made a left turn at an intersection, and my phone slid across the dashboard and out the open passenger window. It smashed into a million pieces and then got run over by every car behind me.

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