MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Mobile Office Setup From WaterField Designs

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a mobile office setup that includes an Outback Duo bag and tons of accessories to go with it like Leather Cord Clips, a Padded Gear Pouch, a Keyboard Case, a wallet and more.

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WaterField Designs makes all kinds of bags, sleeves, and accessories for Apple devices and other tech devices, along with wallets, gear bags, and gaming cases. This week's ‌giveaway‌ focuses on everything you might need to take your gear on the go.

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Priced starting at $229, the Outback Duo Laptop Brief can fit a MacBook Pro that's up to 16 inches in size. There's a full size version for those with larger MacBooks, and a compact size for those with smaller 13-inch machines or iPad Pro models.

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The Outback Duo is available in black ballistic nylon with black or chocolate leather accents, or an attractive waxed canvas material with chocolate leather accents. The interior is made from a gold-colored water-resistant neoprene and it offers shock resistance to keep your devices safe, while a full-grain dual-layer leather flap keeps the bag closed.

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As the name suggests, the Outback Duo is able to accommodate two laptops or a laptop and a tablet along with accessories despite its slim size. There are two padded, plush-lined laptop compartments, complete with cutouts for in-case laptop charging when needed. There's a pleated front pocket for holding accessories without adding bulk, and it can be carried with leather-lined handles or a removable shoulder strap.


Along with the Outback Duo, WaterField Designs is providing several useful accessories and add-ons for today's ‌giveaway‌. The $29 Magic Keyboard Slip Case provides protection for Apple's standard Magic Keyboard for Macs, while the $15 Leather Cord Clips keep loose cables organized in your bag.

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A $29 portable Leather Mouse Pad tucks into the Outback Duo to go anywhere, and it is smooth and comfortable to use thanks to the full-grain leather that it's made from.

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The $27 Leather Key Clip is designed to hold and organize several keys, while the $79 Stratto Bifold Wallet, also made from leather, organizes cash and cards and even offers optional RFID blocking.

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For all of your other loose accessories, WaterField Designs has the $69 Padded Gear Pouch with a padded pocket that can hold phones, tablets, a kindle, or a Nintendo Switch, along with pockets for organizing cables, cords, adapters, and more.

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We have one mobile office set to give away to a MacRumors reader. The prize includes the Outback Duo Laptop Brief, a Magic Keyboard Slip Case, four Leather Cord Clips, a Padded Gear Pouch, a Stratto Billfold Wallet, a Leather Mouse Pad, and a Leather Key Clip.

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To enter to win our ‌giveaway‌, 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 (August 28) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 4. The winner will be chosen randomly on September 4 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.

Top Rated Comments

icanhazmac Avatar
15 months ago

I would be embarrassed to show up to a client meeting with a beat up bag like this, and I likely wouldn't get the business. Sorry to say.
If the chance of getting the sale/business is based even slightly on your computer bag then there's a problem on the client's side.

Before you ask, I am in sales, I get that in some cases impressions matter but seriously?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
15 months ago
It looks like a pretty terrible giveaway, I advise everyone else against entering. ;)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Grey Area Avatar
15 months ago

In traditional Japanese aesthetics ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aesthetics'), wabi-sabi (侘 ('https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E4%BE%98')寂 ('https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%AF%82')) is a world view ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_view') centered on the acceptance of transience ('https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/transience') and imperfection.
I think this is a healthy world view and something one should try to adopt, in particular something to think about for the people who obsess about the tiniest scratch on their screens. That being said, I am not so sure how "pre-broken" items fit into this. They seem a bit fake. Is it really acceptance of transience and imperfection to get an item that was carefully designed to look imperfect and which thereby hides genuine blemishes that may occur during its use?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CalMin Avatar
15 months ago
I have 3 Waterfield Sleeves and 3 Waterfield bags that I've bought over the years. To say that they are well made is something of an understatement. The raw leather look doesn't photograph well but when you see it in person you get to appreciate the craftsmanship and just how luxurious it is. What I especially love is how it ages - it gets better and better with time.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
artfossil Avatar
15 months ago

I can’t stand people who never have anything good to say... but... $229 for an ugly, brown, beat-up looking bag!

To each their own I suppose.
In traditional Japanese aesthetics ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aesthetics'), wabi-sabi (侘 ('https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E4%BE%98')寂 ('https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%AF%82')) is a world view ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_view') centered on the acceptance of transience ('https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/transience') and imperfection.[2] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi#cite_note-2')The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".[3] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi#cite_note-Koren-3') It is a concept derived from the Buddhist ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist') teaching of the three marks of existence ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_marks_of_existence') (三法印, sanbōin), specifically impermanence ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impermanence') (無常, mujō), suffering ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha')(苦, ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9A%C5%ABnyat%C4%81') (空, ).

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymmetry'), roughness, simplicity ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplicity'), economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intimacy'), and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Saturnine Avatar
15 months ago
I can’t stand people who never have anything good to say... but... $229 for an ugly, brown, beat-up looking bag!

To each their own I suppose.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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