For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Popcord to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Popcord Lightning cable, which is a portable cable that's designed to fit right on your keyring so it's always with you for charging emergencies.

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The Popcord, which started out as a Kickstarter project, features a Lightning connector attached to a thick silicone body that loops over to fit into an aluminum cover that also doubles as a USB-A port. The resulting Lightning cable loop is compact and fits onto a keyring, belt loop, bag hook, or any similar accessory.

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When you need to charge an iOS device, you can pull the Lightning connector out of the cover, plug it into an iOS device, and plug the other end into any USB-A port on a MacBook or charging adapter. It's a simple solution for when you need a Lightning cable in a pinch. Folded up, Popcord is about two and a half inches long, and extended, it measures in at almost five inches.

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Priced at £29.00 or $40 (shipping included), Popcord is a bit expensive in a market crowded with similar keychain cable solutions, but it is MFi (Made for iPhone) certified, longer than most keychain solutions, and made from a thick, durable rubber that's also flexible. The Popcord comes in several colors, including red, green, white, and black.

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We have 15 Popcords to give away 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 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.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (February 16) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 23. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 23 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Top Rated Comments

Matthew.H Avatar
80 months ago
$40 for this travel/emergency cable seems rather high when a standard Apple lightning cable is $19.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avieshek Avatar
80 months ago
Hmm.. Popcorn
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bladerunner2000 Avatar
80 months ago
That along with the given the convenience of it being on your keys ... you'll not likely forget the cable. Many people place the spare in a particular bag, jacket, etc yet don't always use that particular item for every outing. I purchased one that is much more durable, and if I loose it I'm not going anywhere until I find it since it IS on my keys.
I'm currently looking to buy a USB key I can hang onto my carabiner keychain. Problem is; most are plastic garbage. If they're not plastic, then I'm limited to a few other metal ones that are great (Kingston Datatraveler SE9) but transfer speeds are horrifically slow. The ONLY good USB key is the Samsung BAR, which is metal and has a keyhole for it (GREAT!) and has great transfer speeds (relative for a USB key).... the only problem?



Who's the idiot at Samsung that designed it?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TITNTUFF Avatar
80 months ago
does anyone actually win any of these contest? i don't really see the winner posted or anything at all. smells so fishy
I won twice last year. A nice MyMeUnity case and stand, and iFrogz Impulse Wireless Headphones.
Entered a lot of contests over the years, and finally won.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
80 months ago
I'm currently looking to buy a USB key I can hang onto my carabiner keychain. Problem is; most are plastic garbage. If they're not plastic, then I'm limited to a few other metal ones that are great (Kingston Datatraveler SE9) but transfer speeds are horrifically slow. The ONLY good USB key is the Samsung BAR, which is metal and has a keyhole for it (GREAT!) and has great transfer speeds (relative for a USB key).... the only problem?



Who's the idiot at Samsung that designed it?
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Black-Lobster-Mobile-String/dp/B00E1JN93G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1518816935&sr=8-4&keywords=key+string



I use this type of string attachment all the time for USB flash drives or other similar things I want around my keychain. For me, the strings usually last about 2 or 3 years before they wear away, so I replace them every year or so.

Makes it easy to remove from the keyring too, if needed.

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Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bladerunner2000 Avatar
80 months ago
$40 for this travel/emergency cable seems rather high when a standard Apple lightning cable is $19.
Won't matter, Apple consumers will still buy it. Price doesn't matter much for this demographic.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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