For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a rugged, high-quality USB-C cable designed for Apple's latest Macs that use USB-C and other USB-C accessories like the Nintendo Switch or Android smartphones.

Priced at $39.95, Nomad's USB-C cable supports full 100W power transfer and 10Gb/s USB 3.1 data transfer speeds, making it compatible with all of Apple's USB-C devices. It will charge your MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or 15-inch MacBook Pro at full speed paired with an appropriate power adapter.

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With more and more device manufacturers adopting USB-C, it's always useful to have an extra USB-C cable around, especially because Apple's USB-C power adapters designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro models don't ship with USB-C cables. If you want to pick up a spare, you'll need to buy a cable separately.

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Nomad describes its USB-C cable as "ultra rugged" because it's made from a braided ballistic nylon and an extra thick wire gauge with a polyamide core, making it resistant to wear and tear from daily use. Nomad has also included reinforced RF shielding for fast data sync, along with a thick fire resistant PVC jacket.

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The cable measures in at 1M in length, an ideal size for use at home or when traveling, and you can be sure that it's going to hold up well even if you're a little rough with it.

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We have eight of Nomad's USB-C cables 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 (May 4) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 11. The winners will be chosen randomly on May 11 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

Littleodie914 Avatar
60 months ago
Apple's What's in the Box section says it comes with a cable; am I missing something?
https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/
If you buy a MacBook Pro, yes - it comes with both the brick, and the cable.

But if you try to buy a new charger, it only comes with the brick: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MNF82LL/A/87w-usb-c-power-adapter
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
60 months ago
Apple's What's in the Box section says it comes with a cable; am I missing something?
https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MNF82LL/A/87w-usb-c-power-adapter

I think they mean if you buy a spare adaptor like at this link, it does not come with a cable.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
60 months ago
Do they actually give the stuff away? I haven't seen an announced winner in the last 4 giveaways.
I am going to answer these questions again.
Yes, we (as readers) do win these giveaways.
I have in fact been lucky enough to be chosen for the WaterField Designs Zip Laptop Brief. (https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/18/macrumors-giveaway-zip-brief-waterfield-designs/)
But the winners are never announced to everyone, as stated in the rules and conditions.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JamiLynee Avatar
60 months ago
Do they actually give the stuff away? I haven't seen an announced winner in the last 4 giveaways.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vjosullivan Avatar
60 months ago
different power ratings - all enforced by a cable ID chip
So, if I hook one of these up to a 10,000 volt socket then the chip will protect my Mac?
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The winners will be chosen randomly on May 11 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond...
You're announcing the winners on a Friday and giving then 48 hours to respond? Not everyone spends their weekends checking their mail.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
60 months ago
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MNF82LL/A/87w-usb-c-power-adapter

I think they mean if you buy a spare adaptor like at this link, it does not come with a cable.
If you buy a MacBook Pro, yes - it comes with both the brick, and the cable.

But if you try to buy a new charger, it only comes with the brick: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MNF82LL/A/87w-usb-c-power-adapter
OOOOOOOOOOOH. Is it beer:thirty yet?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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