For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Jackery Portable Power Station Generator 240, which offers 240Wh (67000mAh) of power for camping, emergencies, and more.

Jackery makes a wide range of battery packs and portable power stations in different sizes, and the Power Station 240 is one of its largest.

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Priced at $250, the Power Station 240 is ideal to have on hand for power outages, and it's also useful for camping, RV use, and other activities where you need a lot of portable power.

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There's an AC outlet, a car port, and two 2.4A USB-A outputs so you can charge up multiple devices at once. According to Jackery, it can charge a smartphone 18 times, an iPad Pro 6 times, a laptop up to 4 times, and a GoPro 40 times.

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Despite the power it's packing, the Power Station 240 is portable, measuring in at nine inches tall, seven and a half inches wide, and 5 inches deep. It weighs 6.8 pounds and has a handle at the top to make it easy to carry.

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There's an LCD display at the front that lets you know how much charge is left, and a built-in LED flashlight is included for when the power is out.

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There are multiple ways to recharge the Jackery 240, including using a 50W Jackery solar panel (needs to be purchased separately), a carport, or an AC wall outlet. It takes approximately eight hours to recharge via the standard methods, or 10 hours with the add-on solar panel.


We have two of the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240s to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our giveaway, 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, following us on Instagram, 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 8) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 15 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

69Mustang Avatar
52 months ago
Nice piece of kit for a give away. MR has definitely stepped up it's game. Good job.

It wouldn't be a give away without someone asking so here goes.
Why is this only available in the US and most of US Jr. (minus Quebec)? :p:D
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FloatingBones Avatar
52 months ago
Nice piece of kit for a give away. MR has definitely stepped up it's game. Good job.

It wouldn't be a give away without someone asking so here goes.
Why is this only available in the US and most of US Jr. (minus Quebec)?
Because many countries (and Quebec in Canada) have onerous laws for contests. They make having a truly international contest prohibitively expensive. Here ('https://www.thebalanceeveryday.com/why-are-so-many-competitions-void-in-quebec-896835') is a summary of the silly rules in Quebec. Just google (or duckduck) to find the rules in other countries.

There's an added reason for this particular contest: the 60Hz ~115v provided by the outlet on this box would only be directly usable by AC devices made for the North American market -- and nobody uses dongles when camping. ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TomaxXamot Avatar
52 months ago
I would love to win this. Looks awesome.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
52 months ago
This thing looks pretty cool, but it would be awesome if it had jumper cables attached to jump start a car. I have a similar battery with jumper cables, but you can only plug in one usb device at a time.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ragnar51 Avatar
52 months ago
I would love to win this. Looks awesome.
Me too, at first I thought it was some type of little gennie. Very clever idea.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThatGuyInLa Avatar
52 months ago
Wow! The solar panel accessory for this power supply is about the same price as the unit.

https://www.amazon.com/Jackery-Explorer-Portable-Generator-Foldable/dp/B07D2CD4H6/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1549773158&sr=8-14&keywords=Jackery+Portable+Power+Station+Explorer+240
Yeah but it’s a really good solar panel. It actually does around 70 W for the rated 100 which is pretty good. (100w model)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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