MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rolltop Backpack, TechFolio and iPad Pro Case From Pad & Quill

We're teaming up with Pad & Quill for a series of special WWDC giveaways this week in celebration of the developer-focused event.

For those unfamiliar with Pad & Quill, it's a company that makes high-quality hand-crafted leather accessories for iPhones, Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, and more.


For our second giveaway this week, we're offering MacRumors readers a chance to win a Heritage Rolltop Leather Laptop Backpack, a TechFolio Cord Organizer, and a Contega Linen case for the iPad Pro.

Pad & Quill's Heritage Rolltop Leather Laptop Backpack, priced at $339, is a weatherproof backpack that's made from full-grain American bridle leather. It features a dedicated laptop pocket that can hold up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro, a water resistant leather cover flap, and tons of pockets.

There's a main compartment inside to hold all of your accessories, a zippered pocket for small items, an exterior pocket for things you need to get to quickly, and another quick access side zipper pocket. It uses UV-resistant stitching, brass hardware, and copper rivets, plus it comes with a 25-year warranty.


Pad & Quill's Contega Linen iPad Case is a folio-style book-like case that's available for both the 10.5-inch iPad Pro ($120) and the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro ($130). The Contega case features a baltic birch wood frame with a linen cover in charcoal, gray, or cranberry, and there's even an Apple Pencil holder.

The birch frame keeps the iPad safe from bumps and drops, while the linen cover can be folded to serve as a multi-angle stand for the iPad when watching videos or folded all the way back when playing games. When closed, the Contega case offers all-around protection, with an elastic strap to keep things closed.


The TechFolio, priced at $90, keeps all of your cords neatly organized in one easy-to-access place. Like all Pad & Quill products, the TechFolio is handmade from leather and able to hold a ton.

The TechFolio has three cord organizer pockets, an Apple Pencil slot, a larger zipper pocket for a MacBook charger, two smaller pockets for accessories, and slots for keys or SD cards. All of this folds down into a small package that secures with a rivet closure and fits neatly inside another bag.


We have one prize pack featuring a Contega iPad Case, a TechFolio, and a Rolltop Leather Laptop Backpack. 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.

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The contest will run from today (June 6) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 13. The winner will be chosen randomly on June 13 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.



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10 weeks ago

Good luck to everyone who can participate. :)

I know streamers on Twitch (one man companies) who do giveaways and are willing and able to ship the prices to almost everywhere on the planet. So the fact that macrumors.com is unable to do the same has nothing to do with the complexity of international law :rolleyes:. Is it complex? Well of course... Could they handle it? Of course... if they are willing. I think the true reason is a mix of laziness and insularity. Sad but I think that will never change. :cool:


Streamers on Twitch are not hosting those giveaways legally, nor are other sites that offer blanket giveaways. There are countries with very restrictive laws, and for each place where we expand giveaways, we need to hire a lawyer to navigate the giveaway laws specific to that country. I know it sounds simple from the other end, and we would absolutely love to offer giveaways everywhere, but we need to comply with the rules in each country. We are a small team, which makes it tough, but we do hope to be able to expand further in the future.
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10 weeks ago
Good luck to everyone who can participate. :)

I know streamers on Twitch (one man companies) who do giveaways and are willing and able to ship the prices to almost everywhere on the planet. So the fact that macrumors.com is unable to do the same has nothing to do with the complexity of international law :rolleyes:. Is it complex? Well of course... Could they handle it? Of course... if they are willing. I think the true reason is a mix of laziness and insularity. Sad but I think that will never change. :cool:
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10 weeks ago
Oh look! Another competition that is useless to 98% of the world.
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10 weeks ago

Streamers on Twitch are not hosting those giveaways legally, nor are other sites that offer blanket giveaways.


Precisely this. There's no overthinking anything; a business must operate within the regulations of whatever jurisdiction applies to it or they may face fines or criminal charges. I can't understand why anyone would criticize MacRumors (or any business) for trying to avoid that.
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10 weeks ago

Good luck to everyone who can participate. :)

I know streamers on Twitch (one man companies) who do giveaways and are willing and able to ship the prices to almost everywhere on the planet. So the fact that macrumors.com is unable to do the same has nothing to do with the complexity of international law :rolleyes:.


What specific prizes are you talking about on Twitch? The only thing I found was these rules for in-game content ('https://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/2773669-how-to-claim-in-game-content'). Presuming that is what you're talking about, delivering in-game content is vastly different from shipping real hardware. As AF noted, MacRumors flies above the radar and is compliant with applicable laws. Dealing -- rather than ignoring -- international laws for prizes is a Blu-Ray sized bag of hurt ('//www.macrumors.com/2010/06/30/steve-jobs-suggests-blu-ray-not-coming-to-mac-anytime-soon/').

Rather than post hearsay, tell us an business compliant with all applicable laws that actually fulfills prizes worldwide. Point us to an article telling us how they achieve that compliance -- and how much it costs them. Dazzle us with some facts. Prove to us this has, "nothing to do with the complexity of international law."
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10 weeks ago

I'm talking for instance of Laptop's and entire gaming PC's with a worth of several 1000 $ US.


I asked for facts, but all you provided was more hearsay. Read what I said. Read it twice. :)

"Point us to an article telling us how they achieve that compliance -- and how much it costs them. Dazzle us with some facts."

There is a way to do international giveaways without violating any regulations if you are willing to do it.


Prove it. Repeating your nonsense with no facts is spectacularly useless. Show us how a single one of those sellers on Twitch is compliant with all applicable international law.

Unless you can do that, it's probably a good time to stop talking.

Eso, I keep it simple as I said.


Einstein has a comment which is appropriate here: "Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." ('https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/05/13/einstein-simple/')

You're trying to portray a simplistic way that contests could work within the law globally, but you have repeatedly failed to demonstrate that such a system is possible. The fact that some lone vendors sidestep the rules does nothing to support your argument.

MR's policy is sensible and compassionate. End of story.
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10 weeks ago

Oh look! Another competition that is useless to 98% of the world.


Only 95.5% of the world, come on!
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Good luck to everyone who can participate. :)

I know streamers on Twitch (one man companies) who do giveaways and are willing and able to ship the prices to almost everywhere on the planet. So the fact that macrumors.com is unable to do the same has nothing to do with the complexity of international law :rolleyes:. Is it complex? Well of course... Could they handle it? Of course... if they are willing. I think the true reason is a mix of laziness and insularity. Sad but I think that will never change. :cool:


Because "one man companies" generally don't follow all the vagaries of the laws worldwide as it pertains to giveaways the way larger corporations legal teams insist they do.
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