For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's Battery Cables, which combines a Lightning cable with a battery pack.

Priced at $49.99, the Battery Cable combines a high-quality Lightning cable made from braided 500D nylon woven in a ballistic weave pattern with a 2,800mAh battery that's built right into the cord.

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The built-in battery is meant to allow the cable to work even when you don't have a power source, and it's convenient because you don't need to have a separate battery pack -- it's all one device that you can bring with you.

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At 2,800mAh, the Battery Cable won't quite charge your iPhone to full if it's an XS, XS Max, or XR, but it will give you some extra juice in a pinch.

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A light on the Battery Cable will let you know what the charge level is, and for traveling, there's an integrated silicone cable tie to keep it from getting tangled up.

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When charging your ‌iPhone‌ with the Battery Cable, it will charge up your ‌iPhone‌ before charging up the included battery pack. The battery pack itself is made from a durable aluminum while the kevlar construction of the cable will ensure that the Battery Cable lasts for a long time to come.

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We have 10 of the Battery Cables from Nomad to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io 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 (July 5) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 12. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 12 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

dannyyankou Avatar
38 months ago
Oh wow, that looks really nice, how much is it $19.99?

*checks price*

I was slightly off I see.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveJobs2.0 Avatar
38 months ago
Good product for travel when you don’t want to keep track of multiple accessories. Main issue is that you lose the battery pack once the cable itself deteriorates. Replaceable cable ends would solve this issue.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jecowa Avatar
38 months ago
This seems kind of silly. Using this as main cable would put a lot of extra cycles on its battery. Maybe this could be good for ultra-light backpacking and traveling in-general, though.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
toke lahti Avatar
37 months ago
Just another fat lightning connector, that won’t fit to many cases’ port hole.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Logicalboard Avatar
38 months ago
For that price, we can get a decent battery pack with cables with change to spare.
So, how shall we justify that price?
Its because this product is not for someone who wants to deal with a battery pack and cables, say a business traveler.

Its like saying why get a Range Rover when you can get a Suzuki Sidekick with change to spare.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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