Valentine’s Day Super Quickie Giveaway!

February 13, 2013 | By Brent Almond | THINGS DAD DIGS

It’s Valentine’s Day, and who doesn’t love a quickie? I guess because I’ve become so world famous, a company called BellaVita contacted me to see if I wanted to try out their new leather iPhone 4 Wallet, write up a review and give another away. Sweet, huh?

Like most other iPhone owners, mine is pretty much an extension of me. I do it all with my precious iPhone — eat, sleep, use the, um, facilities (When else am I gonna catch up on my Words With Friends games?) And I’ve had a custom case for mine for quite a while — why would I want/need another?

Well, for one, mine’s getting pretty beat up. I’ve had it for a couple of years, so it’s getting scratched and the colors are fading. Plus it’s a bitch to get off of my phone — all kinds of weird dirt and other gross stuff gets down in there, so I need to clean it once in a while. Plus the screen is always exposed, and is definitely starting to show signs of wear, little scratches, etc.


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This nifty, gen-u-ine leather iPhone Wallet helps with a lot of those issues. It fully encloses my phone, so it doesn’t get scratched or smudged or stuff spilled on it. And in case you were wondering, yes I can still feel it vibrate or hear it ring just fine even with the cover closed. It’s also helpful to keep closed if I’m using my phone as an alarm at night, but don’t want to woken up when I get some random alert and my screen lights up. Additionally, while it holds the phone nice and snug, it’s also easier to remove for cleaning than my hard plastic case.

The most unique feature is that whole wallet part. I’ll be honest — I can’t fit all my crap into the room allotted for wallet “stuff.” Perhaps I need to carry less crap (very likely). But how I found the wallet feature useful was for when I want to carry a scaled down version of my crap. Whether it’s to the gym, walking the dog, to the movies, or to a party or club where I don’t want to carry a coat — I like to be able to just grab my driver’s license, a couple of credit cards and some cash. Normally I’d just fold it over and leave it loose in my pocket; or if I’m going to the gym I’ll put a rubber band around it (I know, I’m classy like that). But this iPhone Wallet thing has been a great solution for those situations. It holds it all together in one place, I don’t have to bring my humongous wallet, and it doesn’t look as tacky and homemade as a rubber band! 🙂


Fiery Red Wristlet, you are SO sassy!

The product I tried is the iPhone 4 Wallet ($55, Amazon) in espresso brown (I guess they’re trying to market to dudes). The one I’m giving away is the Fiery Red Wristlet. While that sound waaay girly, I actually prefer the red color (shocker), and may get one myself and just not use the strap. But I’ll let the winner make that decision with theirs. Speaking of winners…

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1. Read the review (which you’ve probably already done, so you’re almost done!)

2. Enter by leaving a comment (here, on Facebook or on Twitter) telling me your favorite iPhone app.

3. Share this post (via Facebook, Twitter or anything really) for additional chances to win.

4. If you aren’t yet a fan or follower, Like the Designer Daddy page on Facebook or Follow me on Twitter for yet MORE chance to win. Am I making it easy, or what?

5. Cross your fingers!

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Contest closes at midnight (EST) on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. Winner will be notified (and announced) the following day.

Check out all of BellaVita’s products by visiting their web site or Facebook page.

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7 responses to “Valentine’s Day Super Quickie Giveaway!”

  1. christian says:

    My favorite iPhone app: Rdio. All day long. 🙂

  2. Calvin Robinson says:

    wow, that’s a tough one! If I had to choose, it would be “Where’s my Water?” I’m a fan of puzzle games and this keeps me occupied for hours!

  3. Noah Moore-Goad says:

    Hmm. I’d say the Facebook app(when it’s working.. Sometimes it just can’t handle me.)
    Also I love the Calendar app. I know it’s native to the IPhone but since I started school it helps with keeping my schedule handy.

  4. Patty Cooper says:

    Answered on FB–but love the Night Sky app–it is an application that helps me with what has been one of my life-long “to-dos”–learn the constellations and other celestial stuff. And Spotify–music in my pocket!

  5. Laurie Lewis says:

    My favorite app is 7 little words. It’s the only app I will actually pay for. My kid’s favorite is the Lightsaber Wars. This started as a free app but the little bugger managed to circumvent the password and bought addltional colors. I found out when I got the receipt in my email.

  6. Paula Gilbee says:

    My favorite app is Facebook if you go by most used and probably most addicted. Followed quickly by Pinterest and Dice with Buddies. I also use CalorieKing to check carb amounts in foods- great database!

  7. Brent M. Almond says:

    Congratulations to Calvin R. for winning the iPhone 4 Wallet!

    And a huge thanks to everyone for entering! Stay tuned, another giveaway (with more loot) coming soon!


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