CONTEST: Win an all-new Element Case Soft-Tec for your iPhone 5 or iPad mini!

CONTEST: Win an all-new Element Case Soft-Tec for your iPhone 5 or iPad mini!

Element Case has unleashed a new line of iPhone and iPad cases called Soft-Tec. Instead of hypercar racing, this time it looks like special forces gear was their inspiration. I had a chance to see the prototypes earlier this year, and they're absolutely badass. What's even more badass is that Element Case is giving away one of each, a Soft-Tec for iPhone 5 and a Soft-Tec for iPad mini.

All you have to do to enter is check out the features for each case:

Then come back here and leave a comment below telling us which one you want, iPhone 5 or iPad mini, and which feature you like best about it! We'll pick one winner for each case, and Element Case will send you your prize.

That's it! Enter now!

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CONTEST: Win an all-new Element Case Soft-Tec for your iPhone 5 or iPad mini!



Id like one of those cases for the iphone 5. they are epic! and i can plug it into my car without taking the case off =D

The iPhone 5 one for sure, mostly because I don't have an iPad Mini. But it's the ability to angle the thing so it sits upright is its selling feature for me.

I would like the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5 - the credit card slots and lanyard make it more reasonable of case for my wife to use than the Speck SmartFlex Card Case.

I would like the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5. I love the idea of the credit card slots that are available and the stylish suede that protects the screen.

I'd like the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5 please. As for the feature I like best: the adjustable viewing angle stand. Thanks

I checked out the features for the one for the iPhone 5 the feature that I like best is it also acts as a stand for your phone in addition to the protection that it provides.

I like the ipad mini case. I love how it wraps around the ipad mini like a glove and yet is fully functional as a protective case and stand for viewing movies!!! A++++

If i win, i'd like to have the one for the iPad Mini. It fits very well my thoughts about having a real cool n solid wallet for it!
Second reason for choosing it, is i travel alot around, so this is also an eye catcher as well. :) Regards

Awesome !
The Soft-Tec Wallet for Apple iPad Mini is soooooo cool !!! would make an awesome gift for my kid brother !

I would love the iPhone 5 one, for my wife. The lanyard and cc holders are a nice touch.

Would love either, but could really use the iPhone 5 case. I have been in need of something more protecting, with some style and that I can use in the office. Also something that can make my phone stand for those long trips. This is one of the slickest I have seen. Would be happy to review it for you if given the chance. Kind Regards!

I am interested to the ipad mini version of this case. That would be a wonderful case for my wife's ipad mini as she always wanted to be able to keep the ipad mini almost vertical while on a table. Real nice cases!

Either one would be good for me, but if I HAD to choose, I guess it would be for my IPhone 5! Thanx in advance!

The Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5 please. I like the adjustable viewing angle stand. Thanks

I would absolutely love the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for my iPad mini because I'm an English teacher that enjoys using technology in the class so a lot of my students use my iPad. I would feel a lot more relieved is this case would protect the most fun toy in the class.

I really like the iPhone 5 case and the flip cover with the card slots for drivers license, credit cards, etc

I would love the Soft-Tec Wallet for iPad Mini. I love the Slim, lightweight design. That would make my iPad Mini feel less bulky than with any average case.

Ipad Mini - Very nice looking case and looks like it would really protect the ipad. Would be great to travel with.

love the wallet for the iphone 5, i'd like a case that i can keep an ID or credit card in for when i dont want to carry my wallet around. looks like a very thin/low profile case that wont be too bulky in my pocket, and it looks awesome!!

I'd love the iPhone 5 case! Sometimes I just leave without my wallet and the card slots for my ID and credit card are so practical!

They both look sharp. I would prefer the iPad mini case. When I am out I like my iPad to be protected and to look nice in my hands. Moreover, the suede interior is a bonus for feel and screen protection.

If I had a choice, I would get the Soft-Tec Wallet for Apple iPhone 5. My favorite features are: Slim, lightweight design and Durable Tech-Grip covering. The whole wallet concept is pretty neat.

I would definitely like the iPhone 5 Soft-Tech Wallet. I love the looks of this case plus the functionality and protection it offers. It seems to be an all around good case.

iPhone case looks sweet. I like that it has a place to store cards eliminating the wallet. The lanyard option makes it easy to tote and find.
Looks very functional. Wanna try it out!

The cases look great. I opt for the iphone 5 Soft-Tec Wallet. Unique, Stylish, Protective, and Added utility of the Wallet. It's a fantastic accessory for my iphone 5.

I love that iPad mini case. I've seen one before and they feel absolutely amazing. The texture is a lot better than that faux leather you find on so many cases.

I'd LOVE the case for the iPhone5! The feature that I LOVE the most is "Stand for adjustable viewing angle!"

Definately the iphone 5 case. case looks both futuristic and hardcore. The fact that it also has a place to put your cards and could be used as a stand is an adder.

Wow, the case for iPhone 5 looks great! I've been looking for a nice wallet-like case for a while and this one is the best I've seen! I would love to wrap my iPhone and credit cards in this beautiful case!

Awesome case I would like the iPhone 5 case if possible. All the features are great but the best one in my opinion is the plush synthetic suede interior. This feature looks like it would give great protection to my iphone 5.other than that great case. Great job!!

Iphone 5. I have been wanting a case that can double as a stand and I definitely couldnt go wrong with one from Element Case

I like the ballistic material! I was hoping Tumi would make an in iPhone case using it, but the functionality in Element's case seems to be a winner here.

I'd like one to protect my new iPhone 5. I like the sleek look and the ability to carry my cards and cash with my phone.

I'd like an iPhone 5 one. This case looks awesome, it's slim and I like the fact that it has a lanyard. Not many cases have the option to put a lanyard on them.

iPhone 5. This case would be awesome to have! Being able to take my phone and my important cards with me would be ideal. Hope I win!

I'd like to have the iPhone 5 case. I've been looking for some kind of wallet case that wasn't leather.

iPhone 5 case. The non-slip synthetic coating because I don't want to drop this jewel and it just looks good.

I would love to have of of these for my iPhone 5! I love that the case fully encloses the phone and that I can get rid of my wallet!

iPhone 5 case. Favorite feature is the card slot; I can carry everything I need in one package and leave the wallet behind!

IPad mini case please. Best looking case for the mini I have seen, like the suede interior and how slim it looks. Very classy.

I'd love to have the iPhone 5 case. I tried the Twelve South Surface Pad and though it was beautiful, I can use it with my windshield mount and know I'll ruin it taking it off and on repeatedly. Having used other Element cases with my previous iPhone 4, I know this is a high quality case, it can be easily removed, and it has a cutout for the speaker so you can talk with the cover closed. Great design!

This IS the case I've been looking for on my iphone 5. I love the two-tone colors, the wallet functionality & the fact that it has an integrated stand! Love your cases & would love to write a review on them too!

I would really like the one for the iPhone 5 if I had an iPhone 5. Great looking and I really like the idea of the slots for cards. Both are sharp looking and seem to be great on protecting either device. I would be happy with either of the products.

I especially like the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5 as it would make my device look wicked cool.

I would love the one for iPad mini. The best thing about the case for me is the material it is made from. Love the slight texture clean modern look of it.

I would like the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5. I love the idea of the credit card slots that are available and the stylish suede that protects the screen.

iPhone 5 case please :) I love ID slots and strap. Def a phone case for the girl that likes to go out and not have to carry I purse or wallet ;)

iPhone 5 Please! I like the fact that it has card slots, so its like a wallet and and iPhone case always wanted one of these. Looks like high quality material too!

iPad mini case for me. I like how there is an adjustable stand. From the picture it seems to be better than the official apple cover.

An iPad Mini one would be good. The case looks fairly thin but thick enough for some decent protection, and I like the texture of the cover.

The iPhone 5 one looks awesome! I like how it protects the screen when you're not using it in your pocket, as well as the badass look to it! It almost looks like carbon fiber.

It's about time someone came out with this style case that didn't include leather. I would prefer the iPhone 5 case.

The Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5 please? I like the card slots, could be useful when I do not want to carry a wallet around if I go somewhere.

This case is awesome looking!! High end materials, the fit and finish looks spot on (very closely resembles the Tumi case for iPad mini). I think my favorite feature that I can tell from the description is the fact that because the outer edge is rubberized, it provides enough friction against the soft suede lining to allow for an almost infinite amount of adjustability when it comes to viewing angle. That right there makes this case far superior to the couple of cases I have already purchased for my mini. I believe I would very much enjoy the iPad mini version of this awesome looking case!!

pick me for the iphone 5 i like the wallet design it looks compact and very clean. please pick me pick me

This looks like a great case. Please add me to the entry list for the iPhone 5 case. Always nice to have the protective outside with the interior softness protecting the screen.

I can't decide which I would like. They are both pretty awesome! If it came down to it i would pick the case for the iPhone 5! Element cases are the best!

I would love the elemen case for my iphone 5. I have always wanted a case that folds into a nice video stand. I love to watch Netflix on my dinner breaks at work, and this case would be the perfect companion!

iphone 5 case looks fantastic! id love one of the credit card slots. can replac my wallet

I'd love the iPhone 5 case. I'm not usually a fan of cases, but this looks like it'd actually protect the phone without adding a ton of bulk, AND when you aren't using it as a case, it can function as a stand without a dumb kickstand piece that'll break off.

It's like Mitch Hedberg said: "I like a escalator, man, 'cause an escalator can never break. It can only become stairs."

For me, the card slots would make this a must-have. I'm in the market to replace my wallet right now and currently BookBook is my number one choice based on experiences and recommendations.
I'd love to have one of these to change my mind.

Love the color. Goes with my other Apple product accessories. Looks like it would protect my mini very well. Pick me!!

I like the Soft-Tec Wallet for Apple iPhone 5 cause it is thin and anything made by Element Case is super high quality. Plus it is a great wallet case to boot. Hope to win.

I like the iPhone 5 case because of the card slots and the fact that it is protected inside the case instead of out in the open like other cases.

I would like the one for the iPhone 5. I like two things the best - the soft insides and the fact it doubles as a stand!! It looks like the perfect protection for this device.

I would like the Element Case Soft-Tec wallet for iPhone 5. I like the ID/Currency/Card Slots feature. Very handy!!!

I'd like one of those for my iPhone 5. It's all round protection and convenience while carrying my phone around is awesome. Plus the stand of sorts it sports for watching videos is brilliant! Btw, you can reach me at my twitter: @samsin92

I like the feature for the iPhone 5 case where there's an insert for a lanyard or any keyring accessory. Very few cases have that and I have to resort to Japanese or Korean cases for something like that. Very cool! I hope I can win one! :D

I would love one of these sleek and beautiful cases to protect my iPad mini. This case if by far the best I've seen in quality, style and uses. Please may I have one?

I love the iPhone 5 wallet case! It looks beautiful and according to Larry Greenberg's review, is one of the best cases! Love the magnetic cover!

In my opinion that looks superb overall!! The detail and the design... If I had an iPad Mini, would have looked for this cover for sure. But honestly, I'm not a big fan when it comes to flip-covers for mobiles.

Element cases are all about protection. My old iPhone 4 has a Element Black Ops case that I love and really miss. So I'd very much like to protect my new iPhone 5 with this latest case. I take very good care of my electronics and this looks like the perfect case to protect it in style. :)

Have to go with the ipad mini. I'm much harder on my phone but that adds character. The ipad mini on the other hand needs to stay as mint as possible since i probably wont be upgrading for another two generations.

This is one of the few wallet cases that I would consider purchasing, as it looks great! I love the slim design, and really love the bright orange/red liner. It looks fantastic! If I don't win one, I may pull the trigger and buy one anyway.

The Element Case Soft-Tec for the iPad mini is my choice! I work in education and will have my work desktop PC and my iPad mini side by side for office work and then stand would be a tremendous asset to my work! Being able to easily see the data on my iPad mini and work on a variety of files on the PC would help my work flow. Also being able to close it up and carry it with me to meetings as I walk across campus is nice. The material itself looks high quality so the added wow factor is there too. Looks like a great product all around and would help my work flow so, yes...I'd love one! Thanks guys.

Ooo, I like the fact that it comes with card slots. It'd be nice to leave the wallet at home! I'll take one for my iPhone 5 please!

Iphone 5... From the looks of it, the material seems to be high quality and I like the texture. I also like the color combination of red and black (very sleek). I also like the lanyard- hard to find a case that has lanyard attachment. Lastly, I like the Card slots on the cover.

so i own both an iphone 5 and ipad mini. i think i would like to have both to match both my idevices. but if i only get to choose one i would take the iphone 5 one. its different. i like the design. i like the fact that i could set it up in portrait mode and watch videos while i place it on a table. so yeh, good luck everyone!

I'd like the Iphone 5 version, and I like the fact that you can also hold your ID or credit cards in the case as well making it a lot less that you have to carry around with you.

I'd like the iPad mini case.

The fact it uses the magnets for the display turn on feature coupled with the soft lining back to protect the mini from scratching are great together.

I5 case please and I like all of the features to be honest......but if I had to pick one it would be - Plush synthetic suede interior

I have an iPhone 5 and would love this Element case for the slim, lightweight design that still protects the screen and body of my device from scratches. Besides, I live in Lubbock, Texas, home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Lady Raiders! I bleed red and black!

I love the way they combined the sleek design and functionality for the iPhone 5 case. The two credit card slots in the case is also an awesome feature.

Oh nice, I want that iPhone case so bad. It would be awesome to be able to go out without having to take my wallet with me. Just my iPhone + wallet. It would also be a good way to hide al the dents on my iPhone 5:(

I would opt for the iPad Mini Soft-Tec case to give to my son when he graduates from the University of Minnesota in May after paying his own way. I won't be upgrading to an iPhone 5 (or 6 or 7) anytime soon, because I am so in love with my orange/silver Element Vapor Pro case on my 4s. I don't want to give it up!

def like the iphone 5 case.. however not sure how wallet and phone works for men!! so would liek to win and see if it can change my view on wallet cases for men.. ive only seen women use these types of cases.

I love the overall concept, the ease and especially the lanyard and the reinforced holes that it´s fastened at!

I´d have my iPhone_5 hanging from a tree during garden work or from on a hook in the kitchen or bath.

Maybe I´ll be lucky.

In my opinion the iPhone 5 variant is awesome, the card-slots and the standing ability are very handy!

I would like the iPhone 5 case, it is perfect. Credit card slot and the ability to angle the screen for media is just awesome!

Element Soft-Tec Wallet for iPhone 5 here. I'd like to carry my phone and a couple cards at night without a wallet.

I would be grateful to win the iPad Mini Case. My favorite feature is the Plush synthetic suede interior which gives it a classy look.

iPhone 5 case please!! Best feature: It's an Element Case product... Had one for my 4s and absolutely love their quality.

iPad mini for me. I really like the formfactor. Minimal and fully protected but able to access everything you need. Thanks!

I like the iPad Mini case. The adjustable viewing angles would be a nice upgrade from the Apple Smart Cover.

Would really like the iphone 5 case, the red matches my ipad 4 case and the kick stand is exactly what i need for watching videos while working on homework :)

A snickers.

An apple.

An upturned bowl.

A packet of crisps.

Cleverly folded socks.

Whilst these objects try VERY hard to participate in holding up my phone for FaceTime'n...

It is time this nonsense ends.

Now I see a Tech Grip™, stable, folding and tilting FaceTime'n magical wondrous wallet case!

Removing current case in anticipation ;)

No seriously. I need this case! Please help me!

First of all I have an iPhone 5 16Gb and I am a maniac with the care and manteinance of my phone, the phone has with me about a month and is super clean, I never drop it, or I did a minimal scratch. The "Soft-Tec Wallet for Apple iPhone 5" have slots to put into credit card or ID, that is what I love of the case, of course the capacity of stand it's another feature very helpful, the design it's very beautiful.

I'd love a Soft-Tec Wallet for my iPhone because the difficulty of finding a good quality cases for left-handed users is too damn high! I've yet to find one that fits the bill properly but I am actively looking as I really do want to protect my 5 from getting any more 'dings' on it than it already has. :( But seriously, this case looks really great for all sorts of reasons, including the slots for a couple of credit cards in there too. :)

I would love this case for my iPhone 5. My favorite features are pretty much everything about this case. It is a wallet case which is useful, it has a great design to it, and it has a built-in kickstand from folding it. I would get this case either way and I haven't seen a great wallet case like this one before with an attractive design to it.

I really like the credit card slots so I wouldn't always have to carry around my wallet with iphone. So I'd take the case for the iphone 5. Thanks

I'd like the Soft-Tec Wallet for iPhone, because it features a Durable Tech-Grip covering and it has a nice, lightweight design.

I love the iPhone 5 case. My favorite feature has to be the quality and styling of the case of the case. The materials look top notch and attention to detail is very obvious. The compliment I'd be sure to get would make this an even better case. Love all the products.

Wow that is exactly what I have been looking for, a High Tech wallet case for my iPhone 5. I love the synthetic cover is so techy and the inside red suede is outstanding, it will look so good with the slate of my iphone 5. Thanks.....

The ipad mini one for me please. It'll look good on the blue mini which I'm getting from you "imore". :)

The iPhone 5 case rocks!!! It looks like a great, safe way to carry around the phone but then it also opens up to be its own stand to prop the phone up so there is no reason to ever take it out of the case. Looks like a great product.

The iPhone 5 case looks well designed and I would have it. The slots to hold ID/Credit card are nice. I could throw my Drivers License and a credit card in the case, run out to go for a bike ride and stick just one thing in my rear jersey pocket. Simple, clean and nice.

iPhone 5. The ability to use it as a stand is a nice feature. Something I can't really do with my Pad&Quill case (also very nice).

iPad Mini.
for the simplistic design, the stand for adjustable viewing angle, easy access to buttons and jacks and the camera lens opening

hi id like the iphone 5 case,im using a snugg pouch type case at the moment which i like,but this
case looks sexy