iBallz

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by SchneiderMan, Jul 9, 2010.

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    SchneiderMan

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    Well I have received these weird balls to review in the mail and I gave them a shot and shot a vid on them. I did not review them yet but if you're some what curious about how they looks and work, check out my vid right here. http://youtu.be/H4rMNG17Y-g

    So far I can tell you that most of what this product is supposed to do, it isn't doing it well. For $20 I would say they are not really worth the purchase.
    If the price would be $10 then I would say go ahead and try it out for yourself because they can be a fun little alternative for a few days..
    I wouldn't use them on the everyday basis.

    Edit: Finally reviewed them - http://bit.ly/9AoBjm
     
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    afireintonto

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    Those look retarded. I would never walk around with those on my ipad.
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    I cannot test that but I can say that I would rather have them on if I drop my iPad than a naked iPad..
     
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    haha

    2 people were doing marketing for those things on iPad launch day at the 5th Ave store. I thought it must have been some kind of fake or joke because they looked awful and seemed entirely useless.

    Guess they did get something out the door, they only had a prototype with them that day.
     
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    sjinsjca

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    The manufacturer's site it iballz.info.

    It's Flash-based.

    FAIL
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    Somewhat ironic :D
     
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    Chris Rogers

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    Nice vid! Especially because you don't need to say anything :p it's like, actions speak louder than words or something.

    I'd suggest saving your $
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    Thanks I appreciate that :)
     
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    I couldn't resist... That's what she said.:D
     
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    My kids would try the drop test.... i'm sure of it!
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    I would suggest a nice thick silicone case instead. But whatever you do, any drop even with a case on could be it's last.
     
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    I can just hear them... "but mom, they are balls, they should have bounced!"

    Ha. Not.

    They are doing ok with the candy shell, but I don't let them have free reign either. :D
     
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    KameronBriggs

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    lol me either.
     
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    cmvsm

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    Takes the demonstrator quite a while to get the Ballz situated on the iPad. Even without the cuts to the video, he can't keep his Ballz from falling all over the place.
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    Actually it wasn't hard to instal them.. The cuts are so the vid won't be long. I try to shave off every second I can. But yes because of the rubber cord it will give you some fight but nothing major at all.
     
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