iBallz, UrBallz, but Definitely not Schweddy Balls

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So this is something I’ve been dying to tell you guys about. A few weeks ago, a friend pointed me to a website for these:


They’re little ping-pong-sized, hard foam balls that attach to the corners of your iPad (or mini) to keep it from breaking if it falls on the ground. It’s an ingenious invention because it prevents your iPad from ever hitting a surface (I mean, unless you’re still a doofus and whack the middle of it). So if you have kids, well…

Anyway, I love great ideas. But I’m slightly ashamed to admit that what really caught my attention with this particular product was the name — iBallz. Because deep down inside, I’m a 10-year-old boy.

So I wrote to the company and told them about my “10-year-old boy” issues, and they still said they wanted to give you guys some free balls. And even though I didn’t ask, they offered to send me a set of my own balls.

“What color do you want?” they asked.

“They’re kidding, right?” my husband said. “Of course you have to get blue.”

Too. Many. Jokes. . . Can. Not. Compute. . .

Kids on iBallz iPad

Kids with the iBallz protected iPad in Mexico. Incidentally, Elfie is holding her cousin’s iPad — which is cracked.

So let me tell you, we love our blue balls. We got an iPad for Easter (story to come) and took it to Mexico where the floors are all tile. And we travelled through multiple airports with the kids tossing it all over the place. And yes, people were asking us about out balls. The whole thing started to feel like a Saturday Night Live skit.

“Nice balls! Where did you get those?”

“What kind of balls are they? Do they stick together?”

“Where are your balls?” 

“You need to keep your balls with you.”

“Unless you have your balls, you can’t play with that thing.”

Moving on. . . there’s also what’s called the “lid.” It’s a soft case that fits around the balls to cover the iPad completely. Plus, it can flip around so you can hold the back of the iPad over your hand like a muff and then flip around again to prop it up. There’s even a pocket for your ear buds. Engineering genius.

Of course, just to make my life better, the case is furry inside.

“Wow, this fur that goes over my balls feels great!”

“I can’t believe how well this thing fits — just goes right around my balls so they can still stick out. Someone was really thinking.”

“Which of my balls do I put on the table if I want to watch a movie?”

So anyway, the long and short (yeah, yeah) of this is that one of you guys is going to get $65 to put toward his/her own set of iBallz and a case! All you need to do is “like” or “follow” the iBallz folks over at Facebook and/or Twitter. Easy peasy (by the way, this only asks for your name and email so’s I can make sure evil people aren’t cheating).

Giveaway ends next Monday. Good luck everybody!


iBallz sent me some blue ballz and a nice fuzzy lid because they’re super cool. 



14 Comments… add one

Andrea April 15, 2013, 1:04 pm

Ooooh, did you let people touch your balls?
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Tammy April 15, 2013, 6:55 pm

Andrea! Really, what kind of person do you think I am.

Kristen Daukas April 16, 2013, 3:52 am

I like big balls and I cannot lie. Oh. Wait. wrong song.
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Tammy April 16, 2013, 10:51 pm

Nice. Do you remember the song, “I’ve got big balls, she’s got big balls, but we’ve got the biggest balls of them all!”?

Cheryl S. April 16, 2013, 7:20 am

I have these!!! I have pink ballz and a blue lid. I’m a girl, I had to have pink ballz. I can’t tell you how much I love my ballz. I couldn’t live without my ballz. I use them and adjust my ballz every day. My ballz have saved my pad many a time. 🙂 Seriously, they are the shizzle!

Tammy April 16, 2013, 10:51 pm

Why does this not surprise me…

vanita April 16, 2013, 12:53 pm

i MUST have these. Not only because the tablet babysits the 3 and 4 year olds when i’m working but cause they’re blue and they’re ballz and i can see how i’m going to beat this joke like a dead horse until hubby gets sick and buys ear plugs.
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Tammy April 16, 2013, 10:53 pm

I love driving the hubby crazy with bad jokes. Although I have to say, it’s usually the other way around. Good luck!

Michelle Johnston April 16, 2013, 9:59 pm

I read Scott your entire post. Here are our top reasons why we need to win the iBalz for our iPad:
1. Our iPad just got back from the vet and it wants its balz back.
2. Our iPad saw our Italy photos and it’s jealous of the balz on the statues.
3. I’m getting ready to take the iPad to DC and I think some balz would come in very handy.

Tammy April 16, 2013, 10:56 pm

Damn it Michelle, now I’m thinking we should’ve added a “name your top reason for needing ballz for your iPad” category. Why don’t I consult you in advance.
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Andrea April 17, 2013, 4:30 pm

This iBallz thing is genius. My son and husband each have an iPad, and they could use some ballz to keep them from cracking. The Z on the end of ballz made my day, by the way. 🙂
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Tammy April 19, 2013, 1:00 pm

I seriously feel so much better when the kids keep their damn ballz on. Otherwise, I feel like some freak following them around, ready to dive under the thing and catch it.
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Asea September 4, 2014, 3:46 pm

OMG I stumbled upon this post looking for Amazing Race games… I’m dying. Holy inappropriateness. I’ve added you to my feed, we seem to share the same brain. 🙂
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Tammy Soong September 4, 2014, 4:35 pm

Oh yay! I love finding partners in crime!

I don’t know if you managed to find all my madness, but there’s all this stuff for parties, if you’re interested…http://worldsworstmoms.com/category/parties/
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