Protecting Devices with Cygnett Accessories {Giveaway}

(This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Tanya White on winning this giveaway! Thank you to all who entered.)

Our family has gone digital in so many ways. Diving into the world of blogging and social media has really given me the opportunity to use my voice via different devices, as well, whether it be my phone, my computer, or even the family iPad. Of course, I also want to protect these devices, especially the ones I know my boys will be using. Though we try to teach them to take care of their things, boys are still rough and tumble, and things happen.

Cygnett gave us the opportunity to try out a few different cases. They design and manufacture cases and accessories for electronic devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. One thing I really appreciate is that their packaging is recyclable and partly biodegradable. The first device I was concerned about protecting was our family iPad. As expensive as it is, I really wanted a case that would give it an extra bit of protection and make it easier to carry with us. Our favorite case was the Lavish Earth case, which is designed for both the new iPad and the iPad 2. It comes in 3 different colors: black, purple, and sandstone. We have the sandstone color, and the case is made out of a soft, leathery type of material. The case feels very sturdy, and not only does it fold shut like a book, but it can also be opened up and set at 3 different viewing angles, making it very easy to use on desktop, on an airplane fold-out tray, etc. The case also includes the hole for the camera and has a magnetic closure which activates the sleep/wake function. This happens to be our favorite case; it’s very durable and stylish, plus both Dan and I are comfortable carrying it around with the neutral color scheme.

The next case we tried was the Alumni iPad case for both the new iPad and iPad 2. This case is quite colorful, available in 4 different colors; we received it in cobalt. The case is a folio type case that folds open like a book; it has a magnetic closure that activates the sleep/wake function. It’s made out of a canvas type material. It too has the camera hole on the back. The case is quite simple, and the main thing I love about it is the color. The iPad slides right in and fits securely, as well.

The Apollo Hybrid Case for both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S is a dual-material case that comes in 3 different colors; we received white. The case fits quite snugly but is also easily removed. It comes with a screen protector, which was a huge plus. The silicone interior is designed to absorb shock so that it protects the phone if dropped. The outside of the cover is designed to resist both scratching and fingerprints. The case also has raised side edges to further protect the touchscreen. Dan used this case during our vacation, and he liked the durability of the case, but he wished that it had more grip to it. The case is hard and doesn’t really have a place to grip well…. this is important to him as he’s pretty bad about dropping his phone. Otherwise, this case was fantastic. The buttons were easy to access, as well.

The Aerosphere Bubble-Effect Case for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S is an awesome looking case that really gives the appearance of bubble wrap. It comes in 2 colors; we received black. The case material almost reminds me of the old jelly shoes from the 80’s; it’s made out of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), which makes it resistant to scratches, impacts, and tears. The case also comes with a screen protector and microfiber cleaning cloth, as well as a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. All of the buttons are easy to access with this case, except we had a difficult time with the power button. The button tends to make it difficult to access the power button for the phone, so that was something we didn’t quite care for. To be honest, it actually deterred us from wanting to use the case. One thing I do like about the case, however, is the strong, durable material that makes it very protective…. and I love the look too. It has that bubble wrap appearance, but the apple on my phone also shines through, and it just looks awesome.

Finally, the boys have been using the PlayUp Hybrid Case for their iPod Touch. This case is available in 3 colors; we received black. This case also comes with a screen protector. It’s built out of dual material, including a silicone interior and a hard, glossy outer case. All of the buttons and even the touchscreen are easy to access with this case, no issues there. Jacob said that he likes the fact that since it’s a hard case it’s easy to slide in and out of his pocket. The only thing he didn’t like is that it’s a slicker material, so he’s afraid he’s going to drop his iPod. The case is quite classic looking with a modern appeal.

If interested in purchasing any of the above cases, you can search for and find a retailer near you, right from the Cygnett website. Also, be sure to Like Cygnett on Facebook.

The great news is that one MamaBuzz reader has the opportunity to win both an Alumni iPad case and an Apollo iPhone case! Please leave a comment (see below) to enter, but then be sure to leave a separate comment for each optional way that you enter. This giveaway will end on Wednesday, August 8. The winner will be chosen, via This giveaway is open to U.S. only (void where prohibited). No purchase is necessary, and the odds of winning are based on a number of entries. Good luck, and have a wonderful day!

  1. What electronic device do you most need a protective case for, and why? Share a comment.

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(Disclosure: We received several cases, free of charge, from Cygnett, for the purposes of review. All views/opinions, however, remain honestly and solely my own.)

Mel Lockcuff

Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger residing in Northwest Arkansas. She recently published her first eBook, Blog Design Elements of Success. You can find Mel on Twitter @mellockcuff, as well as on Instagram and Facebook, or contact her via email at
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  1. 14

    Ann Fantom says

    I need a case for my iPad because my daughter uses the iPad and I’m afraid that she is going to damage it.

  2. 16

    Diana C says

    I need an iPad case. I currently have an inexpensive case for it now, and I would really love to have something more substantial to protect it.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Diana C

  3. 17


    We really need an iPad case….they are so expensive! But I know they are well worth the price if it were dropped. Thanks for offering the chance to win one!

  4. 26

    Diana C says

    (oops, I follow @Cygnett on FB, meant to clarify that on previous post.)

    I also follow @mamabzz on Twitter.
    Diana C

  5. 37

    dario says

    my iphone because it’s always with me and it has fallen and chipped a corner at least it’s white and not too noticeable our ipad stays at home

  6. 40

    Katie R says

    I need a protective case for my iPad because it’s not insured and is a valuable asset I would like to protect.

  7. 50

    Joseph says

    I need a protective case for my new iPhone 4S because I did never had a case for my previous iPhone and as a result the back was all scratched and cracked in several places. It never look as good as when I bought it 4 years ago.

  8. 57

    Ellie W says

    ipad because my 4 and 7 year old grandsons like to play games on it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  9. 63

    Jen says

    I need a new iphone case, mine has chipped from dropping (kids) and gotten discolored from living in my purse :(

  10. 67

    Drew says

    I need a new iPhone case because my lifeproof case failed me and now I need a new phone AND a new case – and it WON’T be a lifeproof case!

  11. 80

    Marissa M says

    I most need a protective case for my iphone, I am always on the go and my phone needs to be well protected!

  12. 96

    Rosey says

    I need a case for my Kindle because the one I have is too large and it slips around (a little protection being better than none, but still not a good deal).

  13. 115

    Alisha L. says

    I need a protective case for my Iphone because Toddlers and Iphones don’t mix :)

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. 127

    Hunter says

    My iPad I go in and out of the hospital a lot and I’m 16 so I tend to drop things all the time so getting a case would mean a lot to me

  15. 133

    Denea Donovan says

    Can’t even count the times i’ve dropped my iPod 4th Generation!! And it’s a HUGE PLUS how cute these things are! Not only would I be able to not worry when the CLUTZ in me comes out, but i’ll look very fashion forward with one of these AMAZING cases!

  16. 134

    Jennifer Nielsen says

    Definatly an IPhone case, my baby LOVES to play with my iPhone, but she isn’t the nicest to it :)

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