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Armpocket {Giveaway}–CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m training for my first half-marathon (in two weeks!). One thing I can’t live without while I run is my phone, because it has both my music and my pace/distance apps on it, and without those my training runs are very tedious. But carrying my phone while I run is NOT an option, because I have a tendency to drop my phone. I had an armband for my old phone, but when I upgraded I was in need of a new one. I always seem to be carrying a million things while I run (keys, chapstick, a hanky to wipe my nose/sweaty face, water, etc.), so I thought I was going to need to buy one of those dorky runner fanny-packs. But, after doing some research for a new armband, lo and behold, Armpocket was invented to solve that very problem!

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Armpocket is exactly what it says: a “pocket” for your arm! It functions like any other armband except it has room inside to hold way more than just a phone. Armpocket makes seven different designs: the i-10, i-15, i-20, i-25, i-30, i-35 and Nighthawk. Each case is tailored to different phone size needs as well as stuff-carrying needs, and the Nighthawk features LED lighting on the sides for safety during late night or early morning activities. They all come in a variety of colors so you can choose how bold or bland you want to be.

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Each Armpocket comes with room for your phone, and they’ve accounted for space for a case. An elastic band with rubberized grips on it hold the phone in place in front. A touch control window covers the outside so you can still access your phone while it is in its case. Inside the case, there are two different stretchy pockets for holding things safely and securely.  Dual zippers close up the top so I know nothing is going to fall out. Did I mention that this thing is solidly constructed? There’s memory foam and moisture wicking designs on the back to ensure comfort and dryness. The strap is vented and perfectly stretchy to go around my arm and hold the Velcro in place. The Velcro is the kind that won’t catch on my clothes and ruin them, which is great because I hate when fabric gets those awful Velcro-pill marks.

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I decided to review the i-30 because I had a larger phone (Galaxy S3) and thought I would need to carry a lot of stuff. After using it for a while, I realize I probably could have gotten away with the i-20 or i-25, but I figure more room is better than less room, right? Plus, I don’t have a case on my phone yet (which I NEED, given my propensity to drop my phone), and that will take up some of the room I have in the case now.  That said, I still love it. I love that it holds all my stuff so I have less to carry and worry about while I run. It is comfortable and leaves me slightly drier than with my other armbands (I’m still a sweaty person, I can’t help that!). I have noticed that the band doesn’t stay up as well when I’m wearing a slippery, long-sleeved shirt, but it stays in place just fine against my bare skin.

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What’s also great about the Armpocket is that it is made from eco-friendly materials. The fabric is made from recycled plastic fibers and the back mesh and fabric strap edges are made from natural bamboo rayon. This is awesome because bamboo rayon is moisture-wicking and resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew. I haven’t used my Armpocket long enough to notice, but I’m hoping this means it will be resistant to smelling after a few months (anyone else have that problem with their armbands or am I the only one?!?). But if it does get smelly, the instructions say you can machine wash it in cold water and hang it to dry, which I will do to hopefully prevent the odor issue even further.

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Armpocket armbands can be purchased at select sporting goods stores like REI or purchased online, but if you’re not sure which Armband to buy for your phone they have a helpful “Shop By Device” tab in which you select your phone and case size and they’ll suggest which armband will be best for you. There’s also a “Find Your Ultimate Armband” pull-down menu on the Home Page that will help you find the right Armpocket for you. Armpockets start at $19.99, which is a great price for the value! And right now, you can enter to receive an Armpocket of your choice for free!

Enter to win an Armpocket of your choice!

 

 

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of November 9th, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Armpocket, but all opinions are strictly my own.

rooCASE {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I recently jumped on the tablet band wagon.  Prior to making the leap I owned an e-reader and became a huge fan of reading that way.  I love to read, own lots of book, but found that I can read much faster one a digital device.  With my busy schedule this gives me the ability to actually finish the books again!  🙂  For the longest time I wouldn’t get the opportunity to finish reading, because it would take me so long to get through it.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I can’t be the only one, right?  Or maybe I just royally embarrassed myself by revealing my slow reading skills?  😉   Regardless I’m happy with my decision to purchase a Kindle Fire, because I LOVE it.  When looking for a case for it I looked no further than the ones available at rooCASE.  The cases aren’t just nice looking and high quality, but also are thin.  Making the cases fantastic since they are not big and bulky!  My friends over at rooCase actually sent me a couple of cases to try out.

The Origami Dual-View:

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The Ultra-Slim:

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Both cases are fabulous, but I think my favorite is the Ultra-Slim.  It’s more simple than the Origami, but I’m a simple kinda gal.  🙂  The Ultra-Slim provides just the right amount of protection and when closed resembles a small folder.  Perfect for transporting your Kindle Fire anywhere.  And I absolutely love the green color!  All of the cases by rooCASE are made from Vegan Synthetic leather.  Plus, each has a micro suede interior to protect your Kindle.  There are also a variety of colors to choose from:  Black, Green, Magenta, Purple, and Red.  So definitely a color to match any mood or preference.

Check out all the different specifics and angles the cases can be folded in:

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Who wouldn’t mind owning my favorite case (the Ultra-Slim) from rooCASE?  Well, one very lucky winner is going to receive their very one Ultra-Slim and it’s winner’s choice on the color!  (Enter on the Rafflecopter below)

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 15th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by rooCase, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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