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Helium Digital iPhone 3G Leatherback Flip Case Review/CONTEST!!

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Happy Wednesday folks! We have yet again another iPhone 3G accessory review. Today we’re taking a look at Helium Digital’s iPhone 3G Leatherback Flip. How does this case compare to others? Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Installing the Helium Digital Leatherback Flip

The Leatherback Flip is pretty straightforward. You open the box and right away you see the leather case with an iPhone 3G screen cutout sitting inside. The Leatherback Flip is made out of 100% cowhide leather, just like the Leatherback Pouch.

Instaling my iPhone into the flip was easy. I slide my iPhone 3G inside and it fit very snug. You have access to all the iPhone controls and the leather flip is held in line by two small magnetic enclosures on the bottom front of the case.

Verdict on the Helium Digital Leatherback Flip

I found the stitching and design of the Leatherback Flip much better than that of the Leatherback Pouch–everything lined up properly. Even though there is a leather flip the case itself is still pretty slim. There are a couple downsides though. There is no belt clip on this case, and after a while opening and closing the flip can be a bit repetitive.

All in all, if you’re looking for good protection for your iPhone with complete functionality, this case might be for you! For $24.99, the price is above on par with other leather cases. Check out the following gallery and decide for yourself:

15% Off Coupon for iPhoneinCanada.ca Readers

Helium Digital has graciously given a limited time offer of 15% off any order if you enter the coupon code iphone3Gcan during checkout.

Winner of the Helium Digital Boombuds

Thanks to everyone who entered my previous contest for a set of Helium Digital Boombuds. The lucky winner is…

BrockSky!

Congrats! Hope these headphones do you well. Check your inbox for an email from us, and be sure to respond with your mailing address!

Helium Digital iPhone 3G Leatherback Flip Contest!!

Holy smokes are the contests heating up this summer on iPhoneinCanada.ca! Right now we have a contest running for a FREE invisibleSHIELD, plus the Boombuds contest winner was just announced above. Want to win this Leatherback Flip (24.99 value!)? Here’s your chance…

1. Post a comment here to win. Tell my why you should win. The more interesting the entry, the better.

2. Blog about this contest for 5 extra entries. Link to my blog’s Good luck.

3. Contest is open to Canadian residents. If you’ve won something in the past 2 months, you are ineligible to win. Let’s spread the freebie love around, ok? If you don’t like how I run my contests, that’s great. Please cry somewhere else and have a nice day. =) GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Contest ends August 6th at midnight PST!

**Looking for an iPhone 3G case? Go get an invisibleSHIELD, the strongest protection for your iPhone backed by a 30 day moneyback guarantee, lifetime replacement warranty, and FREE shipping! Use coupon code iphoneinca for 10% off your purchase! Order today!**

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  • Greg

    Hey! A leather case giveaway!! You know, I often dress up in leather. Why shouldn’t my iPhone too? πŸ˜‰

  • Greg

    Hey! A leather case giveaway!! You know, I often dress up in leather. Why shouldn’t my iPhone too? πŸ˜‰

  • Greg

    Hey! A leather case giveaway!! You know, I often dress up in leather. Why shouldn’t my iPhone too? πŸ˜‰

  • Greg

    Hey! A leather case giveaway!! You know, I often dress up in leather. Why shouldn’t my iPhone too? πŸ˜‰

  • Momin

    Ok Soo I hope I win this case cuz I have entered many contest but have not been fortunate enough to win. Maybe I’ll win this one πŸ™‚

  • Momin

    Ok Soo I hope I win this case cuz I have entered many contest but have not been fortunate enough to win. Maybe I’ll win this one πŸ™‚

  • Momin

    Ok Soo I hope I win this case cuz I have entered many contest but have not been fortunate enough to win. Maybe I’ll win this one πŸ™‚

  • Momin

    Ok Soo I hope I win this case cuz I have entered many contest but have not been fortunate enough to win. Maybe I’ll win this one πŸ™‚

  • I think I should win because I look very good in leather.

  • I think I should win because I look very good in leather.

  • I think I should win because I look very good in leather.

  • I think I should win because I look very good in leather.

  • Sherm

    Well I’ve have been looking for a case some time now, but I have 2 problems. 1 Can’t seem to choose which case I want. 2 I spent all my money on the iPhone lol

  • Sherm

    Well I’ve have been looking for a case some time now, but I have 2 problems. 1 Can’t seem to choose which case I want. 2 I spent all my money on the iPhone lol

  • Sherm

    Well I’ve have been looking for a case some time now, but I have 2 problems. 1 Can’t seem to choose which case I want. 2 I spent all my money on the iPhone lol

  • Quicken

    I enjoy eating cow! Why not wrap my electronics in it!

  • Quicken

    I enjoy eating cow! Why not wrap my electronics in it!

  • Quicken

    I enjoy eating cow! Why not wrap my electronics in it!

  • Quicken

    I enjoy eating cow! Why not wrap my electronics in it!

  • trancen

    Because as a kid I was forced into wearing one of those thin fake leather ties. I think atleast as a adult I should be able to wear something that is real leather for a change and that I won’t look like a dork!

  • trancen

    Because as a kid I was forced into wearing one of those thin fake leather ties. I think atleast as a adult I should be able to wear something that is real leather for a change and that I won’t look like a dork!

  • trancen

    Because as a kid I was forced into wearing one of those thin fake leather ties. I think atleast as a adult I should be able to wear something that is real leather for a change and that I won’t look like a dork!

  • erice02o

    To begin, I’ve used leather cases on all my electronics…cell phones to my Archos (blech)… Also in my line of work as a drywaller, I must use protection to prevent injury….that should include my newly acquired appendage….my iPhone!! I’ve wrecked a couple phones from the dust from my work, and as of right now, being caseless for my iPhone, I’m sketchy about bringing it to work. It sits in a corner, carefully wrapped up in an extra shirt I bring.

    Thirdly (?), with the birth of my daughter 2 1/2 weeks ago, its needed!! I’m going to have this for at LEAST the 3 years, and when she hits her terrible 2’s, and becomes fascinated keys and other things shiny (iPhone), that could be a terrible scenario.

    Oh, and I’m not paying for the $50 case Rogers is offering .

  • erice02o

    To begin, I’ve used leather cases on all my electronics…cell phones to my Archos (blech)… Also in my line of work as a drywaller, I must use protection to prevent injury….that should include my newly acquired appendage….my iPhone!! I’ve wrecked a couple phones from the dust from my work, and as of right now, being caseless for my iPhone, I’m sketchy about bringing it to work. It sits in a corner, carefully wrapped up in an extra shirt I bring.

    Thirdly (?), with the birth of my daughter 2 1/2 weeks ago, its needed!! I’m going to have this for at LEAST the 3 years, and when she hits her terrible 2’s, and becomes fascinated keys and other things shiny (iPhone), that could be a terrible scenario.

    Oh, and I’m not paying for the $50 case Rogers is offering .

  • erice02o

    To begin, I’ve used leather cases on all my electronics…cell phones to my Archos (blech)… Also in my line of work as a drywaller, I must use protection to prevent injury….that should include my newly acquired appendage….my iPhone!! I’ve wrecked a couple phones from the dust from my work, and as of right now, being caseless for my iPhone, I’m sketchy about bringing it to work. It sits in a corner, carefully wrapped up in an extra shirt I bring.

    Thirdly (?), with the birth of my daughter 2 1/2 weeks ago, its needed!! I’m going to have this for at LEAST the 3 years, and when she hits her terrible 2’s, and becomes fascinated keys and other things shiny (iPhone), that could be a terrible scenario.

    Oh, and I’m not paying for the $50 case Rogers is offering .

  • erice02o

    To begin, I’ve used leather cases on all my electronics…cell phones to my Archos (blech)… Also in my line of work as a drywaller, I must use protection to prevent injury….that should include my newly acquired appendage….my iPhone!! I’ve wrecked a couple phones from the dust from my work, and as of right now, being caseless for my iPhone, I’m sketchy about bringing it to work. It sits in a corner, carefully wrapped up in an extra shirt I bring.

    Thirdly (?), with the birth of my daughter 2 1/2 weeks ago, its needed!! I’m going to have this for at LEAST the 3 years, and when she hits her terrible 2’s, and becomes fascinated keys and other things shiny (iPhone), that could be a terrible scenario.

    Oh, and I’m not paying for the $50 case Rogers is offering .

  • Ilya

    count me in please, I need a case.

  • Ilya

    count me in please, I need a case.

  • Ilya

    count me in please, I need a case.

  • Rude van Steenes

    iPhone 3G has spoken;
    “I need protection from handlers, jealous bystanders and Blackberrians who are constantly fondling my body and pushing my buttons! My owner can’t even make a simple call without being stared at by those who don’t or can’t have their way with me! Please, help me slip into something comfortable and safe. What with winter coming, I’ll also need to stay warm! Thanx!!”

  • Rude van Steenes

    iPhone 3G has spoken;
    “I need protection from handlers, jealous bystanders and Blackberrians who are constantly fondling my body and pushing my buttons! My owner can’t even make a simple call without being stared at by those who don’t or can’t have their way with me! Please, help me slip into something comfortable and safe. What with winter coming, I’ll also need to stay warm! Thanx!!”

  • Rude van Steenes

    iPhone 3G has spoken;
    “I need protection from handlers, jealous bystanders and Blackberrians who are constantly fondling my body and pushing my buttons! My owner can’t even make a simple call without being stared at by those who don’t or can’t have their way with me! Please, help me slip into something comfortable and safe. What with winter coming, I’ll also need to stay warm! Thanx!!”

  • I would love to win one of these cases. It looks very sleek, chic ( think I spelled it wrong? πŸ™‚ & doesn’t look too bulky.
    My problem is that we have a very bad case of ‘iPhone Envy’ in this house & with having 2 active boys, not to mention one of whom is autistic, I don’t ever seem to be able to actually ‘use’ my iPhone, except when there is an actual phone call.

    As well, I will be getting a 3G very shortly, of which this case would fit most beautifully.
    With having a case, @ least when the ‘Green-Eyed iPhone Monsters’ go ‘Gimme,gimme,gimme’…..& all previously taught manners get thrown out the window & it’s basically ‘every man for himself’ & there’s a ‘free-for-all grab-fest’; all in the name of being the first one to get their grubby little paws on Mom’s new iPhone, I’ll have a bit of a fighting chance of keeping my new 3G intact, should heaven forbid, it gets accidentally dropped in the ‘free-for-all’ (GASP).
    Plus, like I mentioned, it will help protect my beloved iPhone from the ‘Green-Eyed iPhone Monsters’ Grubby Little Paws!’

  • I would love to win one of these cases. It looks very sleek, chic ( think I spelled it wrong? πŸ™‚ & doesn’t look too bulky.
    My problem is that we have a very bad case of ‘iPhone Envy’ in this house & with having 2 active boys, not to mention one of whom is autistic, I don’t ever seem to be able to actually ‘use’ my iPhone, except when there is an actual phone call.

    As well, I will be getting a 3G very shortly, of which this case would fit most beautifully.
    With having a case, @ least when the ‘Green-Eyed iPhone Monsters’ go ‘Gimme,gimme,gimme’…..& all previously taught manners get thrown out the window & it’s basically ‘every man for himself’ & there’s a ‘free-for-all grab-fest’; all in the name of being the first one to get their grubby little paws on Mom’s new iPhone, I’ll have a bit of a fighting chance of keeping my new 3G intact, should heaven forbid, it gets accidentally dropped in the ‘free-for-all’ (GASP).
    Plus, like I mentioned, it will help protect my beloved iPhone from the ‘Green-Eyed iPhone Monsters’ Grubby Little Paws!’

  • I would love to win one of these cases. It looks very sleek, chic ( think I spelled it wrong? πŸ™‚ & doesn’t look too bulky.
    My problem is that we have a very bad case of ‘iPhone Envy’ in this house & with having 2 active boys, not to mention one of whom is autistic, I don’t ever seem to be able to actually ‘use’ my iPhone, except when there is an actual phone call.

    As well, I will be getting a 3G very shortly, of which this case would fit most beautifully.
    With having a case, @ least when the ‘Green-Eyed iPhone Monsters’ go ‘Gimme,gimme,gimme’…..& all previously taught manners get thrown out the window & it’s basically ‘every man for himself’ & there’s a ‘free-for-all grab-fest’; all in the name of being the first one to get their grubby little paws on Mom’s new iPhone, I’ll have a bit of a fighting chance of keeping my new 3G intact, should heaven forbid, it gets accidentally dropped in the ‘free-for-all’ (GASP).
    Plus, like I mentioned, it will help protect my beloved iPhone from the ‘Green-Eyed iPhone Monsters’ Grubby Little Paws!’

  • Duc

    For many years, I’ve always put my thick black leather sandwich wallet in my front pants pocket. Then came along this 3G Iphone I’ve decided that the wallet has to go somewhere so off it went in the back pants pocket. So with this nice leather case it will be perfect for my new toy since it doesn’t have a belt clip it will feel like I will have another wallet in my front pants pocket.

    Duc

  • Duc

    For many years, I’ve always put my thick black leather sandwich wallet in my front pants pocket. Then came along this 3G Iphone I’ve decided that the wallet has to go somewhere so off it went in the back pants pocket. So with this nice leather case it will be perfect for my new toy since it doesn’t have a belt clip it will feel like I will have another wallet in my front pants pocket.

    Duc

  • Duc

    For many years, I’ve always put my thick black leather sandwich wallet in my front pants pocket. Then came along this 3G Iphone I’ve decided that the wallet has to go somewhere so off it went in the back pants pocket. So with this nice leather case it will be perfect for my new toy since it doesn’t have a belt clip it will feel like I will have another wallet in my front pants pocket.

    Duc

  • Darren

    THIS leather case is definitely the one for me because my iPhone just got a few scratches and i think this case will do the trick to protect it .

  • Darren

    THIS leather case is definitely the one for me because my iPhone just got a few scratches and i think this case will do the trick to protect it .

  • Darren

    THIS leather case is definitely the one for me because my iPhone just got a few scratches and i think this case will do the trick to protect it .

  • Darren

    THIS leather case is definitely the one for me because my iPhone just got a few scratches and i think this case will do the trick to protect it .

  • bc

    this case is same style to the DLO HipCase Leather Folio which I use with my iPod Touch. this one is missing the belt clip which makes it even slimmer, a big reason in the first place I like it.

    count me in on the draw. if I win it, I will be motivated to finally write an accelerometer triggered iPhone app that plays that Star Trek (TOS) sound when Kirk flips open his communicator… (you heard the idea here first)

  • bc

    this case is same style to the DLO HipCase Leather Folio which I use with my iPod Touch. this one is missing the belt clip which makes it even slimmer, a big reason in the first place I like it.

    count me in on the draw. if I win it, I will be motivated to finally write an accelerometer triggered iPhone app that plays that Star Trek (TOS) sound when Kirk flips open his communicator… (you heard the idea here first)

  • bc

    this case is same style to the DLO HipCase Leather Folio which I use with my iPod Touch. this one is missing the belt clip which makes it even slimmer, a big reason in the first place I like it.

    count me in on the draw. if I win it, I will be motivated to finally write an accelerometer triggered iPhone app that plays that Star Trek (TOS) sound when Kirk flips open his communicator… (you heard the idea here first)

  • Stephen F

    This would be the perfect accessory for my white iPhone 3G! It will help prevent the unsightly cracking that seems to be afflicting many white iPhone owners!

  • Stephen F

    This would be the perfect accessory for my white iPhone 3G! It will help prevent the unsightly cracking that seems to be afflicting many white iPhone owners!

  • Stephen F

    This would be the perfect accessory for my white iPhone 3G! It will help prevent the unsightly cracking that seems to be afflicting many white iPhone owners!

  • Guest

    Nice review! Good luck to everyone in the contest πŸ˜‰

  • Dusty

    Nice review! Good luck to everyone in the contest πŸ˜‰

  • Lukasz

    Well I got a 1st gen. iPhone back in Sept. , and i was using it without a case until i got my first scratch. As soon as I got home I ordered Best Skins Ever (Learned about it here). I made the wrong choice because after a couple of months it started to peel. I should of got the invisible shield because it has a lifetime warranty! Because it started to peel I took the back part off. About a week later it slipped out of my hand because there was very little grip and the screen cracked. I am going to buy the iPhone 3g in a couple of weeks and I want to have the protection the moment I use it. With the invisible shield itÂ’s good to know you can get a free replacement if anything happens.
    P.S Awesome contest, and good luck to everyone.

    Thanks

  • Lukasz

    Well I got a 1st gen. iPhone back in Sept. , and i was using it without a case until i got my first scratch. As soon as I got home I ordered Best Skins Ever (Learned about it here). I made the wrong choice because after a couple of months it started to peel. I should of got the invisible shield because it has a lifetime warranty! Because it started to peel I took the back part off. About a week later it slipped out of my hand because there was very little grip and the screen cracked. I am going to buy the iPhone 3g in a couple of weeks and I want to have the protection the moment I use it. With the invisible shield it’s good to know you can get a free replacement if anything happens.
    P.S Awesome contest, and good luck to everyone.

    Thanks

  • Scott

    The case looks great though I am not too sure if it would be that functional without a belt clip. That being said, I need to win this product, which in turn would give me the defining reason to purchase a 3G. I have been reading reviews of the iphone and the “iphone killers” being introduced by Samsung and HTC (amoung others) and have yet to make up my mind. 3G seems like the phone for me (except the data/voice plans seem high). My current provider has indicated that they would give me one of those new “iphone killer” phones for free with a three year term. They offer a better data/voice plan as well.

    So you see my dilema. Do I buy the iphone and spend more money over the three years, or do I save more money with a better data/voice plan from my current provider and not be totally happy with my purchase.

    In the end, the deciding factor will definately be this leather case. If I win the case I will buy the iphone and be done with it. Else, its off to the land of “not quite iphones”.

    No pressure iphone fan.

    I wait your decision.

  • Scott

    The case looks great though I am not too sure if it would be that functional without a belt clip. That being said, I need to win this product, which in turn would give me the defining reason to purchase a 3G. I have been reading reviews of the iphone and the “iphone killers” being introduced by Samsung and HTC (amoung others) and have yet to make up my mind. 3G seems like the phone for me (except the data/voice plans seem high). My current provider has indicated that they would give me one of those new “iphone killer” phones for free with a three year term. They offer a better data/voice plan as well.

    So you see my dilema. Do I buy the iphone and spend more money over the three years, or do I save more money with a better data/voice plan from my current provider and not be totally happy with my purchase.

    In the end, the deciding factor will definately be this leather case. If I win the case I will buy the iphone and be done with it. Else, its off to the land of “not quite iphones”.

    No pressure iphone fan.

    I wait your decision.

  • Scott

    The case looks great though I am not too sure if it would be that functional without a belt clip. That being said, I need to win this product, which in turn would give me the defining reason to purchase a 3G. I have been reading reviews of the iphone and the “iphone killers” being introduced by Samsung and HTC (amoung others) and have yet to make up my mind. 3G seems like the phone for me (except the data/voice plans seem high). My current provider has indicated that they would give me one of those new “iphone killer” phones for free with a three year term. They offer a better data/voice plan as well.

    So you see my dilema. Do I buy the iphone and spend more money over the three years, or do I save more money with a better data/voice plan from my current provider and not be totally happy with my purchase.

    In the end, the deciding factor will definately be this leather case. If I win the case I will buy the iphone and be done with it. Else, its off to the land of “not quite iphones”.

    No pressure iphone fan.

    I wait your decision.

  • briand

    ok moooove me with leather…i wont cow er ..honest .
    its a case i can live stock with. like to have one but what heffer

    b

  • briand

    ok moooove me with leather…i wont cow er ..honest .
    its a case i can live stock with. like to have one but what heffer

    b

  • briand

    ok moooove me with leather…i wont cow er ..honest .
    its a case i can live stock with. like to have one but what heffer

    b

  • Penfield

    Please let me win!!!! I am carrying my iphone around NAKED!!! Based on my previous track record…i dropped my razr 5 times…kept shattering the screen and the replacement screen….i could REALLY use a little bovine skin to help provide some classy, cushiony support when my iphone hits the pavement (it definitely will happen)!!!

  • Penfield

    Please let me win!!!! I am carrying my iphone around NAKED!!! Based on my previous track record…i dropped my razr 5 times…kept shattering the screen and the replacement screen….i could REALLY use a little bovine skin to help provide some classy, cushiony support when my iphone hits the pavement (it definitely will happen)!!!

  • bvan37

    I have spend the last 19 years of my life in search of a phone, that is not only the coolest device around, but is also functional, finally my search has come to an end… iPHONE! Once aquiring my iPhone I began the epic search for a case strong enough and sleek enough to caress my iPhone while at the same time protecting it. It was clear however that to do this, one would need great skill, and excellent advise from the masters of the craft. I stumbled upon this website, and was pleased to find the sages of the iPhone I had been looking for. After reading reviews upon reviews of various cases, I thought perhaps I had finished my quest, when the case that I had found exploded.. (not really but it sounds cooler than it just sucked out loud), alas I was once again on my quest.. I thought perhaps a leather case would suffice, being less combustable and all. Perhaps a flip leather case… hmm… I Pondered to myself… I suppose I shall once again start my quest by appealing to the sages of iPhoneincanada.ca… Will my story have a happy ending?

  • bvan37

    I have spend the last 19 years of my life in search of a phone, that is not only the coolest device around, but is also functional, finally my search has come to an end… iPHONE! Once aquiring my iPhone I began the epic search for a case strong enough and sleek enough to caress my iPhone while at the same time protecting it. It was clear however that to do this, one would need great skill, and excellent advise from the masters of the craft. I stumbled upon this website, and was pleased to find the sages of the iPhone I had been looking for. After reading reviews upon reviews of various cases, I thought perhaps I had finished my quest, when the case that I had found exploded.. (not really but it sounds cooler than it just sucked out loud), alas I was once again on my quest.. I thought perhaps a leather case would suffice, being less combustable and all. Perhaps a flip leather case… hmm… I Pondered to myself… I suppose I shall once again start my quest by appealing to the sages of iPhoneincanada.ca… Will my story have a happy ending?

  • bvan37

    I have spend the last 19 years of my life in search of a phone, that is not only the coolest device around, but is also functional, finally my search has come to an end… iPHONE! Once aquiring my iPhone I began the epic search for a case strong enough and sleek enough to caress my iPhone while at the same time protecting it. It was clear however that to do this, one would need great skill, and excellent advise from the masters of the craft. I stumbled upon this website, and was pleased to find the sages of the iPhone I had been looking for. After reading reviews upon reviews of various cases, I thought perhaps I had finished my quest, when the case that I had found exploded.. (not really but it sounds cooler than it just sucked out loud), alas I was once again on my quest.. I thought perhaps a leather case would suffice, being less combustable and all. Perhaps a flip leather case… hmm… I Pondered to myself… I suppose I shall once again start my quest by appealing to the sages of iPhoneincanada.ca… Will my story have a happy ending?

  • bvan37

    I have spend the last 19 years of my life in search of a phone, that is not only the coolest device around, but is also functional, finally my search has come to an end… iPHONE! Once aquiring my iPhone I began the epic search for a case strong enough and sleek enough to caress my iPhone while at the same time protecting it. It was clear however that to do this, one would need great skill, and excellent advise from the masters of the craft. I stumbled upon this website, and was pleased to find the sages of the iPhone I had been looking for. After reading reviews upon reviews of various cases, I thought perhaps I had finished my quest, when the case that I had found exploded.. (not really but it sounds cooler than it just sucked out loud), alas I was once again on my quest.. I thought perhaps a leather case would suffice, being less combustable and all. Perhaps a flip leather case… hmm… I Pondered to myself… I suppose I shall once again start my quest by appealing to the sages of iPhoneincanada.ca… Will my story have a happy ending?

  • Ash

    I need this because I was lucky enough to get a 4GB iPhone and haven’t been able to get a case to protect it.

    I posted my review of the hd-340 on your page! brownie points!

  • Ash

    I need this because I was lucky enough to get a 4GB iPhone and haven’t been able to get a case to protect it.

    I posted my review of the hd-340 on your page! brownie points!

  • Ash

    I need this because I was lucky enough to get a 4GB iPhone and haven’t been able to get a case to protect it.

    I posted my review of the hd-340 on your page! brownie points!

  • erice02o

    When does this contest close?

  • erice02o

    When does this contest close?

  • erice02o

    When does this contest close?

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  • Ben

    Thanks for the opp to win

  • Ben

    Thanks for the opp to win

  • Ben

    Thanks for the opp to win

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