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# 248687 5-Apr-2019 18:01
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It's giveaway time and now we have three OtterBox cases for Samsung S10 to give away to three of you lucky folks, courtesy of OtterBox! 


Here are the models we have:



How to Enter: You just need to reply here with a good story about your broken smartphone and how an Otter Box case could have prevented the tragedy. Double entry if you post a photo showing off your best broken smartphone (upload the image to Geekzone and use the BBCODE provided). Be creative here folks - we want to see these phones!




General rules: one entry per user only in our competition. Three winners will be randomly selected and each will receive one Otter Box case. This giveaway is open to NZ residents and closes Friday 19th April 2019 (New Zealand time). Winners will be selected in a random draw and contacted via PM. After confirmation we will post winners' username in this topic. Once confirmed, winners will receive the prizes via post. Winners must be registered Geekzone users by the time this competition was posted.


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  # 2211461 5-Apr-2019 19:03
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Here is my picture of my broken phone...

Oh wait, I have never broken a phone, so therefore statistically speaking I am now at high risk of breaking a phone soon in my lifetime. So I better win a case for my S10's protection.

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  # 2212681 8-Apr-2019 10:37
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Simply dropped my last phone when I took it out of my pocket and the screen shattered. With a good case on it like one of these perhaps the damage could have been minimised! Just got a new S10 so this protection would be ideal.


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  # 2213014 8-Apr-2019 16:00
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Dropped my phone from about 50cm onto a steal deck, of course it landed on one of the corners with the screen facing the ground, shattered the screen. worst thing was it ws week 2 of an 8 week overseas trip :(

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  # 2220500 18-Apr-2019 11:21
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Most of the times, I kept my phone really good, even without any case or protector. However, most of my old phones died because of the batteries. I have experienced once dropping my phone on the concrete ground. I have also attached the photo. It was not badly damaged, but this time I think I really need a case. If I can get one of these cases, I will be in a hurry to grab a galaxy s10.


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  # 2220635 18-Apr-2019 14:22
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Lets see, ill start with my Note 3. 


It was a Sunny Wellington day the harbor was dead flat. I decided to go fishing in my kayak, so I set out to Eastbourne, and started getting ready, I got the Kayak off the roof and started loading it up, then wheeled it down the road to the steps down to the beach. I lowered it down the steps, till it touched the sand, then went down the steps to finish moving it, it was at this point the kayak decided it would make its own way down, and off into the ocean... and I ran in after it, with my Note 3 still in my pocket.. and that was that. (and the start of a bad day fishing, that included my throwing my anchor overboard before tying it on)


Then there was the replacement of the Note 3 that did have a good 3 year run, my S7. This didn't have such a good run. I had the phone for about a month when I was up in Auckland with work, and met up with some friends for a drink after work, I don't remember the exact details, but I do know I woke up with a massive crack on the back of the phone and a small one on the front, after this I put it in a cheap case and kept using it till the S10 came out.

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