Review & Giveaway: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for iPhone, iPad Users


Believe it or not, we’re already reaching the home stretch of the winter season. As a Canadian, that’s an especially good thing. But, even more surprising is that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner — next Thursday, February 14th.

If you have been planning on getting a small gift for a friend, family member or significant other, we have the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the iPhone or iPad user. Behold, the X-Doria Valentine’s Day collection. A closer look at these cases, plus a chance to win your very own, follows. 


X-Doria has released these limited edition cases until Valentine’s Day only, and then they’re gone. Pictured above is the Dash Icon case for iPhone 5 and SmartStyle case for iPad mini. Both cases have a fabric finish with a textured, grippable heart design, perfect for the occasion. I review quite a few cases, so it’s easy to distinguish between ones that are cheap and others that offer a premium look and feel. These cases fall in the latter category.

The new Dash Icon case for iPhone 5 is your standard layered protective case, with an inner polycarbonate shell and soft outer layer. I see this two-in-one style design all the time, but X-Doria implemented it well with this case and didn’t interfere with any of the volume controls, sleep-wake button, speakers or any other buttons or ports. The case also doesn’t interfere with the front- or rear-facing cameras. A well-rounded case overall. Retails for $29.99.

X-Doria also offers its SmartStyle case for iPad mini, a protective folio that has built-in magnets for automatic wake and sleep functionality. Simply open the lid on this folio, and your iPad mini turns on. Close the lid, and your iPad mini goes back to sleep. Better yet, the folio can be used as a multiposition stand for browsing the web, watching movies or other tasks. Nothing new here, either, but once again implemented in good fashion. This case will set you back $39.99.


At this point, you are probably wondering how to get your own hands on these cases. Thankfully, we’ve teamed up with X-Doria to giveaway one Dash Icon case for iPhone 5 and one SmartStyle case for iPad mini. While you won’t get these cases quite in time for Valentine’s Day, they still make a perfect gift for yourself or a significant other with one of these devices.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this article with the name of the case that you want. DashIcon for iPhone 5, SmartStyle for iPad mini. On Valentine’s Day, next Thursday, we’ll announce the two lucky winners of these cases. Thanks to X-Doria for the review and giveaway opportunity. Don’t forget to check out X-Doria on Facebook for other cool products.

Giveaway Rules and Guidelines

  • No purchase necessary.
  • To enter, simply post a comment explaining why you want to win one of these cases. Specify your device.
  • You may only enter once per account, per household or business.
  • You must be a resident of the lower 48 contiguous United States or Canada to enter.
  • You must be a registered user of the community with at least 10 non-spam posts to enter.
  • You must not be a staff member, in a paid position, on the community to enter. Those in volunteer positions are welcome to enter.
  • There is no age requirement to enter this giveaway.
  • Two random winners will be selected out of all entries received.
  • Entry Deadline: 13 February 2013, 11:59 PM EST (GMT – 5:00)
  • Failure to claim or acknowledge your prize within 2 days (48 hours) will result in forfeiture of the prize. A redraw will be held based on all original entries if this occurs.
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