Dropped Your iPad? Grow Some Ballz

Guys. Guys. You NEED too see this. If there is one thing you need to see today, it is this. I just choked Ensure all over my keyboard. Yeah, I drink Ensure, so what? No, wait, my sullied keyboard is not what you need to see. No, come back, here, I’ll show you.

This is iBallz. Possibly the stupidest-looking iPad accessory you’ll ever see, iBallz may also be the most useful. Basically, it protects you iPad from falls. But based on the geometry of this thing, I’m willing to bet it would also protect it from intentional throws. There’s really not much more to say about this thing’s function. That is all.

But the function is not what has me trippin’ ballz – it’s the branding. There’s a brilliant triple-entendre going on here: iBallz (Apple), eye balls (uh… eye balls), and balls (testicles)… it’s blowing my mind. Kudos to the marketing team, which I can’t imagine was more than one man. Perhaps his name was Gus. Kudos, Gus.

Saving the best for last, head over to iBallz’ website and listen to the worst (and for that reason, catchiest) rap jingle ever recorded.

EDIT: Jesus, it even comes in colours such as ‘Grey Pride’ and ‘Blue Ballz’. Gus burned some midnight oil on this one, for sure.

FURTHER EDIT: Oh, wait, here’s the theme song right here. Saving you clicks – it’s what I do.

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[Via GearLog]

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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#1
Marc
June 22nd, 2010 at 12:51 am

Hahaha, awesome – Love the jingle – I can see this youtube video going viral…

 
 
#2
iBallz
June 22nd, 2010 at 2:02 am

Glad you like the iBallz!

they are totally goofy, and i cant deny that. Thats why i named them iBallz!
There is no sleek here.. you can buy countless other expensive cases for that. iBallz™ work well, there easy, fun, universal and efficient. You will love the iBallz™.
:)

!

 
 
#3
Erin
June 22nd, 2010 at 8:59 am

Did they even use a real iPad in the video? Sheesh!

 
 
#4
Elliott
June 23rd, 2010 at 9:40 am

So, that seems to protect it from a fall onto the floor.
What if it was to fall onto the edge of a table… or onto a bowling ball?

 

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