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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Cozmo Robot From Anki

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Anki to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Anki's new Cozmo robots. Cozmo is an adorable little robot that's able to explore and react to the environment, play games, and interact with people in unique ways. Priced at $179.99, Cozmo comes with a charging stand and three interactive Power Cubes that the robot can stack up, knock over, and use for games like Quick Tap and Keepaway. Cozmo rolls along on four tread-covered wheels, manipulating objects with an attached arm, while a front display lets you know just what Cozmo's feeling. Anki has designed Cozmo to have a mischievous temperament that changes over time. Each palm-sized Cosmo develops a unique personality based on daily activities and interaction. Cozmo owners are encouraged to play games and meet a series of daily goals listed in the Cozmo app to keep Cozmo healthy and happy, and over time, Cozmo will develop new capabilities and unlock new skills, furthering what Cozmo can do. At first, Cozmo might only be able to roll and stack cubes, but later, he'll learn to stack additional cubes and perform tricks like wheelies. Play also unlocks new games and activities, and additional content is added through app updates. There's also an open source Cozmo SDK that allows Cozmo to be connected to third-party APIs like Twitter, Hue, and IFTTT. Cozmo is made from more than 300 parts, with four motors and over fifty gears. A 30 fps camera equipped with facial recognition capabilities allows Cozmo to recognize different people and remember interactions

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Prize Pack From Satechi With a Laptop Stand, SD Card Reader, Keypad and More

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a desktop prize package that includes Satechi's Aluminum Portable Laptop Stand, a Rechargeable Slim Aluminum Wireless Keypad, an Aluminum Mouse Pad, and a USB Type-C SD Card Reader. Satechi's Laptop Stand, priced at $35, is designed work with Apple's line of MacBooks and iPads. It has a collapsible design so it can be transported anywhere, and it props a MacBook or iPad up at an ideal working angle. It has a rubberized base so it stays secure on most surfaces, and there are also rubber inserts to protect your device. It's available in a range of colors to match Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup. Satechi's $40 Keypad connects wirelessly to a MacBook or iMac using Bluetooth and was created to expand an existing keyboard with easy-access numerical keys. With its slim design, it can fit easily into a backpack or purse. Accompanying the Keypad and the Stand is Satechi's matching $20 aluminum mousepad and $20 USB Type-C SD and Micro SD card reader, both of which are ideal for MacBook or MacBook Pro owners. The mousepad features an ultra-smooth surface that works well with an Apple Mouse, and the SD card reader works with any USB-C device. Satechi is offering three prize packages for MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing

'WALTR 2' for Mac Lets You Quickly Transfer Any Content to Any iOS Device

Softorino today announced the launch of its next-generation WALTR app, introducing WALTR 2 for Mac. WALTR 2 builds on the features introduced with the original WALTR app, making it easier than ever to transfer any file from a Mac to an iOS device. With WALTR 2, you can transfer all kinds of media file types to an iPhone or iPad, even if they're not in a format that's normally compatible with iOS. It supports music, ringtones, videos, PDFs, ePubs, and more, converting files when necessary. If you transfer an MKV or AVI, for example, WALTR 2 will convert it to a usable format and put it directly in the built-in iOS video app. The same goes for music -- upload any music file and it'll be transferred to the Music app with no loss of quality. Uploaded music is even properly recognized in Apple Music. Using WALTR 2 is simple. You open the WALTR 2 app, plug your iPhone or iPad into your Mac (or use the new Wi-Fi feature) and then simply drag and drop the file you want to transfer to an iOS device into WALTR 2. WALTR 2 works with all iPods, iPads, and iPhones, starting with the iPod Classic from 2001. With Automatic Content Recognition for music, movies, and TV shows, WALTR 2 can fill in metadata information, and a new Wi-Fi detection feature allows WALTR 2 to automatically find nearby iOS devices so transferring content can be done without a USB cable if desired. File transfers go much quicker with a cable though, with Softorino promising average transfer speeds of 2GB per minute. New to WALTR 2 is support for ePUBs, PDFs, and audiobooks, which are automatically

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Customizable iPhone 7 or 7 Plus Case From Casetify

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Casetify to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a customizable iPhone 7 or 7 Plus case from Casetify, a site that offers a range of customizable and community-designed cases. Made from a soft polycarbonate, Casetify's cases are available in clear or black to match all of the different iPhone finishes Apple offers. The cases are matte and feature a soft-touch frame for added grip, while also protecting the iPhone from drops, bumps, and scratches. Casetify says its cases can survive drops of up to four feet onto concrete from all angles thanks to a 2-layer system with a hard exterior shell and an impact-absorbing interior layer. A lip around the case protects the display when it's face down, and all ports remain accessible for use when the case is on. Volume and power buttons are also protected. The best part about Casetify's cases is the wide range of designs available. You can choose from an artist-created case, with hundreds of choices available ranging from florals to abstract designs to cartoon characters, or create your own. With the clear cases, many designs leave the design of the iPhone visible while overlaying it with a see-through pattern, and on the black cases, designed for the new Jet Black iPhone, rich, colorful patterns are overlaid on a black background. If you don't find a pre-designed case you like, Casetify also offers the option of designing your own case with any image or photograph you've captured. You can choose a clear or black case and then use a variety of layouts and templates

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Sena Snap-On Wallet for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Sena to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company’s Snap-On Wallet cases for the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus. Priced at $49.95, the Snap-On Wallet is a thin high-quality leather case that’s wrapped around a flexible DuroFlex frame to protect the iPhone while also offering two slots that can house credit cards or a driver’s license. It’s Sena’s thinnest, most minimal wallet case. The Snap-On Wallet is made from full-grain leather and comes in five rich colors: Gray, Toffee, Cognac, Black and Denim. It includes precision cutouts that leave all ports accessible, plus button covers for the volume and power buttons. Inside the Snap-On Wallet is a herringbone lining that keeps the iPhone safe from scratches and there’s a lip around the front that protects the display when it’s placed face down on a surface. Sena is providing 10 Snap-On Wallet cases to MacRumors readers, for either the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. a Rafflecopter giveaway Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions,

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a SanDisk iXpand for iPhone Backups and File Transfers

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with SanDisk to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a Lightning-equipped 128GB SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, which has enough capacity to double the storage space on most iPhones and iPads. The pocket-sized iXpand can be used to offload photos, videos, music, and other files plus it can transfer content between an iOS device and a Mac or PC using USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Available in 16, 32, 64, and 128GB capacities, the iXpand can back up a full photo library and has storage for everything else you might need. With the accompanying iXpand app, you can view all of your media content right on the iXpand drive without needing to transfer it back to your iPhone. It supports a wide range of file types, so you can watch videos, listen to music, and view all of your photos. We reviewed the SanDisk iXpand earlier this year and were impressed with its small, portable design and its ability to support a wide range of file types, but we thought the app could use improvement. Since that time, SanDisk has updated the app and fixed many of the issues, making the usage experience much better. It's now optimized for the iPad, no longer crashes, and has better playback support and controls. SanDisk's 128GB iXpand, the largest it makes, is normally priced at $129.99, but three MacRumors readers will win one for free. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus Case From Pad & Quill

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with popular accessory maker Pad & Quill to give MacRumors readers a chance to win an expertly crafted case designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Pad & Quill makes a wide range of accessories for Apple's iOS devices, all made by hand from high-quality wood and leather, and its new line of iPhone 7 cases are no exception. The Luxury Pocket Book iPhone 7 Case, the first case we're giving away, is a book-style case that's designed to both house and protect the iPhone 7. It features a cover made from full-grain American saddle leather to keep the iPhone 7's screen safe from scratches when in a pocket, and it has a birch wood cradle that holds the iPhone in place in case of a drop or impact while still leaving ports fully accessible. Designed to perfectly fit the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, it comes with a wood frame to protect the area around the camera and a bookmark accent to complete the look. Inside the cover, there's space for up to five cards (six in the iPhone 7 Plus version) along with a clear ID pocket and a hidden cash pocket. Available in several tasteful color combinations, the Luxury Book iPhone 7 case is priced at $99.95 while the iPhone 7 Plus version is priced at $109.95. We're also giving away some of Pad & Quill's Woodline cases for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, priced at $49.95. Available in four hard woods, including American Cherry, Rosewood, Premium American Walnut, and Zebra Wood, the Woodline is billed as the "world's thinnest, strongest wood case" for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Wayfarer Leather Messenger Bag From Intrepid Bag Co

For the last few weeks, MacRumors has been running a special giveaway event, highlighting high-quality luxury bags from manufacturers like Pad & Quill, Intrepid Bag Co, Whipping Post, and Saddleback Leather Company, and now our event is coming to an end with one final giveaway from Intrepid Bag Co. This week, we're giving away Intrepid Bag Co.'s Wayfarer Leather Messenger Bag, which is superbly designed and undeniably stylish. Made from a thick full grain coffee-colored saddle leather, the Wayfarer Messenger Bag is big enough to hold a 15-inch MacBook Pro and it boasts the most pockets out of any of the bags we've given away while also being the most compact. Measuring in at 16 inches wide by 12 inches tall by 4.5 inches deep, the Wayfarer Messenger Bag has a magazine pocket at the back, a large full-length front pocket, and an interior area featuring a padded MacBook pocket, two deep interior pockets, a main compartment, a pen pocket, a phone pocket, and a pocket with a clasp. The whole bag closes up with two front buckles so the contents stay secure during travel. With all of the pockets and space inside the Wayfarer Messenger Bag, there was room to hold almost any Apple device and accessory I own (MacBook Pro, Retina MacBook, iPad Pro, iPad mini and iPhone), with leftover space for a lightweight hoodie, a water bottle, loose papers, two notebooks, three small books, and other small bits and bobs. The Wayfarer Messenger Bag is super rigid and stiff when it arrives, but it should loosen up and wear in with usage, gaining its own unique, lived in look.

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Vintage Messenger Bag From Whipping Post

For the next few weeks, MacRumors is running a special giveaway event, which will see us highlighting and giving away high-quality luxury bags from manufacturers like Pad & Quill, Intrepid Bag Co, Whipping Post, and Saddleback Leather Company. We've got all of these bags on hand so we can give clear details on construction, quality, utility, and more. For today's giveaway, we've teamed up with Whipping Post to give away one of the company's all leather suede-lined Vintage Messenger Bags, designed to pay homage to antique postal bags. Compared to each of the bags in the giveaway, Whipping Post's Vintage Messenger bag is the softest and the lightest, but still with enough structure to hold all of your gear. Measuring in at 18.5 inches by 11.5 inches by 4 inches, it is large enough to hold a notebook as big as a 15-inch MacBook Pro, and it even has a dedicated MacBook or iPad section inside the bag. There's a big magazine pocket at the back of the bag, a smaller front pocket, and an inner pocket divided into two parts. It's thin, which I liked, but it also expands outward once it's filled with stuff, and due to its malleability and its ability to expand, the Vintage Messenger Bag holds a lot of stuff (but it never looks overly bulky). It fit my MacBook Pro, two iPads, several notebooks and loose papers, a water bottle, and a bunch of various accessories and sundries. The inside laptop flap clasps with a leather strap, as does the front flap, keeping both securely shut. The straps are, however, designed in a way that makes the bag easy to open and get into

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a High-Quality Leather Briefcase From Saddleback Leather Company

For the next few weeks, MacRumors is running a special giveaway event, which will see us highlighting and giving away high-quality luxury bags from manufacturers like Pad & Quill, Intrepid Bag Co, Whipping Post, and Saddleback Leather Company. We've got all of these bags on hand so we can give clear details on construction, quality, utility, and more. For today's giveaway, we've partnered with Saddleback Leather Company to give away one of the company's medium-sized Thin Front Pocket Briefcases made from a rich tobacco-colored leather. Measuring in at 15 inches by 11.5 inches by 3.5 inches, the Pocket Briefcase is not a small bag, so it's big enough to hold a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a Retina MacBook, a 13-inch MacBook Pro/MacBook Air, or a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. I was able to fit multiple Apple products inside, along with all of their accessories. The Pocket Briefcase is made from a super thick, rugged full-grain leather and features a saddle-style buckle and two outer pockets that also clasp with buckles. When new, the bag is rigid and the main buckle is a bit hard to work with, but it should soften up within a few weeks. The outer leather looks like it'll weather nicely, gaining a lot of character over time from scratches and bumps, and it's undeniably sturdy, made from just a few pieces of leather with careful stitching. Aside from the two outer buckle pockets, a pen pocket, and a rear pocket large enough to hold papers or magazines, there's one main pocket on the inside of the bag, roomy enough to hold the aforementioned laptop along with accessories and

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luxury Leather Briefcase From Pad & Quill

For the next four weeks, MacRumors is running a special giveaway event, which will see us highlighting and giving away high-quality luxury bags from manufacturers like Pad & Quill, Intrepid Bag Co, Whipping Post, and Saddleback Leather Company. We've got all of these bags on hand so we can give clear details on construction, quality, utility, and more. For today's giveaway, we've partnered with Pad & Quill, a company that makes a whole line of luxury Apple accessories from cases to Apple Watch bands to leather bags. We'll be giving away the Luxury Briefcase in Galloper Black with Chestnut accents. Pad & Quill's Luxury Briefcase, priced at $495, is a large bag (15 inches by 11 inches by 4.2 inches) with enough pockets to hold whatever you might need to carry on a day to day basis. There are two outer pockets for holding papers or other small, flat accessories, along with a main interior pocket that can hold up to a 15-inch MacBook. The main pocket has several smaller pockets inside (two dividers with five pockets total), perfect for holding all kinds of accessories. I was able to fit my MacBook Pro, Retina MacBook, iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPhone in the bag along with various sundries like a hairbrush, a water bottle, a battery pack, pencils, two notebooks, and more. It holds a lot. There's a full nickel zipper at the top and a flap that folds over and snaps, so the contents within the bag stay safe and protected while you're hauling it around. When full, this is not a light bag - it weighs in at three pounds by itself. Made of a thick, durable full-grain

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone Accessory Prize Pack from Cygnett

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with popular iPhone accessory maker Cygnett to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a Cygnett Accessory Prize Pack that includes any Cygnett case, a battery pack, a Lightning cable, and an iPhone car mount. Cygnett makes a wide range of iPhone cases for all iPhone models from the iPhone 5 and iPhone SE to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Cases range from the thin and light polycarbonate AeroShield to the shock resistant silicone Flex 360 to the sleek Urbanwallet case. Giveaway winners can choose their favorite Cygnett case for any iPhone. Along with iPhone cases, Cygnett has a wide selection of battery packs ranging in size from 2,500 mAh to 10,000 mAh. The battery pack included in the giveaway is the Chargeup Digital, a 6000 mAh charger that's ultra thin and has rapid charging capabilities. To go with the iPhone case and the battery pack, our prize pack will also include Cygnett's durable 2m Source Lightning to USB cable in any color and the adjustable VentView Universal car mount that'll fit any model iPhone. Three MacRumors readers will win a Cygnett accessory package. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Lightning MicroSD Card Reader and 64GB MicroSD Card from Lexar

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with well-known storage and memory company Lexar to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a bundle that includes Lexar's Lightning-based MicroSD Card Reader and a high-performance 64GB MicroSD card. Lexar's MicroSD Lightning Reader is a tiny coin-sized dongle that makes it easy to transfer content from a microSD card to an iPhone or iPad, so it's an ideal companion to products like drones and GoPro-style action cameras. Many Android phones also feature microSD slots, so it's also a good way to transfer files between Android and iOS device, and it's also useful for transferring files directly between two iOS devices. The Lightning MicroSD Reader is small enough that it can go anywhere, from a pocket to a small camera bag, but it looks like a high quality accessory that matches well with Apple's design aesthetic. It's so compact that it's potentially easy to lose, but it comes with a little strap so it can be attached to a set of keys or a loop on a backpack. The Lightning connector of the MicroSD Reader fits well into the Lightning port of an iPhone even with a case on, including Apple's own line of cases. With a USB microSD reader (included with the 64GB card in the giveaway) you can also offload files from a computer and transfer them directly to the iPhone through the microSD reader, or use the reader to offload files from an iPhone to the microSD card for extra storage space. The MicroSD Lightning Reader has to be used with the Lexar app, which is decent. If you put content like videos and photos on the microSD

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Smart Home Starter Kit From Yonomi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with smart home app Yonomi to give away a Smart Home Starter Kit consisting of a Sonos Play:1, an Amazon Echo, and two LIFX Wi-Fi connected lightbulbs, all of which can be controlled together using the Yonomi app for iOS devices. Yonomi is designed to connect to more than 60 smart home products from companies like Withings, Philips, Quirky, Sonos, Nest, Belkin, and more, allowing users to group and control devices that normally would not work together. Smart home products come from a wide range of manufacturers and usually require their own dedicated apps that don't interface - Yonomi bridges them all together and makes it possible to create Routines for a true automated smart home experience. Yonomi also includes easily accessible favorites options and customized smart home recommendations. With Yonomi and the products in the giveaway, for example, a "Wake Up" routine can be created that'll turn both the LIFX light bulb and the Sonos speaker on at the same time through a voice command to the Amazon Echo. Yonomi is highly customizable and routines can be created for all kinds of situations. A "Bed Time" routine might dim the LIFX bulbs to night light level and turn on soft lullabies on the Sonos for the kids, while a "Party" routine might set the bulbs to different colors and play the appropriate music. All of the routines can be initiated through the Echo, which is super convenient, and the Echo can also control other connected products and respond to individual commands. As for the products themselves, the

MacRumors Giveaway: Win 'The ONE Light Keyboard' for Learning to Play Music

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with The ONE Music Group to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a 61-key portable Light Keyboard that's designed to integrate with an iPhone or iPad to help you learn how to play music. Each key is backlit and touch responsive, lighting up in time with sheet music and video lessons to make it easy to pick up the basics and move on to more complex songs. It features 64 note polyphony, more than 128 GM tones and 20 preset notes, built-in speakers, an optional pedal socket, auxiliary in and out, microphone plug-in, USB midi output, and a collapsible built-in music stand. Available in either onyx black or white gold, The One is ideal for beginners, but also well-suited to experienced players. Because many features are controlled via the app, there are no unnecessary buttons allowing it to be more portable than the average keyboard. It weighs 11 pounds and can be powered through an included power supply or six AA batteries for use on the go. The app that accompanies the keyboard has more than 100 video lessons that users can complete at their own pace, and there are thousands of sheet music to learn. There are also some built-in games designed to make practicing melodies more fun. The One Music Group also sells a full size Smart Piano that's able to connect to an iOS device, priced at $1,500, but the Light Keyboard is a smaller, more affordable alternative that can be purchased for $300. One MacRumors reader will get a keyboard for free through our giveaway.To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 1TB USB-C Mobile Hard Drive From G-Technology

For this week's giveaway, we've partnered with G-Technology to give away five 1TB G-Drive mobile USB-C hard drives. The bus-powered hard drives ideal for MacBook owners require no external power adapter and feature a thin aluminum case with silver, gold, and space gray color options available. The G-Drive mobile USB-C comes pre-formatted for Mac (but can be easily reformatted for PC) and includes both USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables. The 7200 rpm drive supports data transfer rates up to 136 MB/second over USB 3.1. With plug-and-play setup on Mac, the G-Drive can also be used as a Time Machine backup disk. Suggested retail pricing for the G-Drive mobile USB-C is $129.95, but retailers with the drive in stock are typically selling it for $10 less. The silver model is available from retailers such as Adorama, while the gold and space gray colors are Apple exclusives. G-Technology is offering five of its mobile USB-C drives to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway The contest will run from today (July 8) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Hub From Plugable

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plugable to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a thin, light USB-C hub that's perfect for when you need a small hub while on the go. The Plugable USBC-HUB3P can deliver power to a MacBook from the MacBook's included charger while also providing three USB ports that can be used with a range of accessories. It's made from a lightweight silver aluminum that matches well with Apple's aesthetic, and it is able to work with both 2015 and 2016 Retina MacBook models. Other USB-C systems, like the Chromebook Pixel 2, are also supported. Measuring in at 9.5 inches long, the USBC-HUB3P fits neatly into a purse or backpack. We gave it a try and while it isn't the most rugged USB-C hub we've seen, it's a good option for travel. With USB 3.0 support, it offers transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s, and it ships with an included 6-inch USB-C cable to plug into the MacBook. Apple sells its own Digital AV Multiport Adapter for the MacBook, but it's priced at $79.99. For those who don't need an HDMI port or want more USB-A ports, Plugable's solution is more affordably priced at $32 and is available from Amazon. Plugable is offering 50 of its hubs to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pad & Quill 'Everyday Developer Carry Kit' Package

In celebration of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Pad & Quill, the maker of premium MacBook, iPhone, and iPad cases and other accessories, is generously offering an 'Everyday Developer Carry Kit' package where one winner can choose a briefcase bag, iPad case, iPhone case, and an Apple Watch band from the company's entire product line-up. Pad & Quill offers several briefcase bag styles. The Briefcase and Large Briefcase can both accommodate laptops up to 15 inches, with the latter offering 25% more room than the former. Both are made of full-grain American cowhide and waxed canvas, featuring solid nickel hardware, internal dividers and pockets, leather handles, and a 25-year warranty. The Briefcase retails for $295 while the Large Briefcase retails for $365. For iPads, Pad & Quill offers something for every model. For the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, there's the $139.95 Oxford Leather Folio case (see our review) that's made from a single piece of American full-grain bridle leather with a built-in stand and room for the Apple Pencil. For the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, there's the $89.95 Contega Thin Case with an archival-quality linen cover, built-in stand, and elastic band closure. For iPhones, Pad & Quill's most popular options are the Luxury Pocket Book for the iPhone 6/6S that features a Baltic birch cradle and saddle leather cover, and the Woodline Case for the iPhone 6/6S Plus that's made of hardwood around an Aramid polymer core. For the Apple Watch, there's the Lowry Cuff band (our review) for 42mm models, and the Classic Leather Band for both 42mm and 38mm

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Philips Hue Starter Kit From Stringify

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Internet of Things platform Stringify to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Philips Hue white and color ambiance starter kit to use with the free Stringify app. [Direct Link] Stringify is a pretty popular home automation app that's able to link together a long list of Internet-connected devices and apps, connecting products like the Nest Thermostat, Hue bulbs, and Fitbit with apps like Dropbox, Slack, Twitter, and Yelp. Basically, Stringify is a centralized app for controlling all of your home products and automating a huge variety of actions. If you've ever used IFTTT, Stringify is similar to that, but it's more powerful because it can connect to a lot more devices. It's an app that tells your devices "when this happens, then do this." Most people are probably familiar with the Philips Hue at this point, but if you're not, it's a line of Wi-Fi connected bulbs that are linked together via a HomeKit-enabled hub. The starter kit we're giving away includes a hub and three color bulbs, which can turn any color or any shade of white. Stringify uses "flows" to link devices together to perform specific tasks. With Stringify and the Philips Hue, it's possible to set up complex flows involving timers and location that aren't available with the regular Hue app. Flows can also be used to get the Philips Hue to work with other connected home products, like the Nest. Some examples: On weekday evenings at 11 and location is at home, turn bedroom Hue lights on, set a timer, and fade off both lights. Every weekday

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Bebop 2 Drone With Skycontroller From Parrot

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Parrot to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bebop 2 drone with a Skycontroller as part of Parrot's "It's Flying Season" event where the company is discounting its entire line of drones by $30 to $100. During the promotion, all Minidrones are available for $30 off, the Bebop 2, Bepop, and AR Drone 2.0 are available for $50 off, and the Bebop 2 Skycontroller Black Edition is available for $100 off. Parrot's discounts are active from May 6 to July 4. The Bebop 2, priced at $500 during the sale, is Parrot's newest drone, launched in December of 2015. It's lightweight and compact at 500 grams, and according to Parrot, it's been built with the "latest generation" of sensors and technologies to reach 25 minutes of flying time with a 2700 mAh battery. Its four three-blade propellers are designed to offer optimal maneuverability and it's able to reach speeds of 37 mph horizontally and 13 mph vertically. A dual-core processor powers the Bebop 2, and a stabilization camera takes a photo every 16 milliseconds to determine speed. An ultrasound sensor analyzes flight altitude up to 16 feet, and a pressure sensor measures altitude beyond that. Positioning is controlled through an accelerometer and a 3-axis magnetometer, and a GPS chipset geo-localizes the drone and helps measure speed. Parrot's Bebop 2 is piloted over Wi-Fi using a smartphone or tablet and can be used with an optional RC-style Skycontroller. The Skycontroller allows the Bebop 2 to be controlled from further away (up to 6,561 feet) through two