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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Battery Cable for Charging Your iPhone From Nomad

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlet From Satechi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's newly launched HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlets. Available for $60, the Dual Smart Outlet is Satechi's first HomeKit product, and it offers up two separate HomeKit-compatible outlets that let you connect any standard device or appliance to your HomeKit setup. If you have a light that's not compatible with HomeKit, for example, you can plug it into the Smart Outlet for HomeKit controls, automations, and compatibility with other HomeKit-enabled products through HomeKit Scenes. There are many HomeKit-compatible plug options on the market, but Satechi's new Smart Plug takes up minimal space as it won't block a secondary outlet. Both of the two outlets can be controlled independently, so you can connect two devices, and it can be placed either vertically or horizontally in an outlet. Satechi has also included real-time energy monitoring in the Smart Outlet, so you can figure out just how much power your devices are eating up. The Smart Outlet is controlled via WiFi and connects to an existing 2.4GHz network. It's compatible with any appliance or electronic device that plugs into a standard outlet, including fans, TVs, humidifiers, heaters, speakers, lights, and more. You can control the Smart Outlet using the Home app, Siri voice commands, or the Satechi Home app. You can do things like turn a device on or off, set it to turn on or off at certain times, or pair it up with other

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Futuristic, Gesture-Based 'Tap' Wearable Keyboard

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Tap to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's wearable keyboards, which Tap believes is the keyboard of the future. Available for $199, the Tap is a keyboard that's unlike anything else that you've used because it turns your fingers into the keys, letting you type letters, numbers, and symbols with simple taps. The Tap uses a series of finger-worn rings with built-in sensors that are designed to detect your tap gestures. The rings are adjustable and can fit a wide range of hand sizes, and because it's wearable, you can basically use the Tap Keyboard wherever you happen to be. Typing each letter of the alphabet is done with a different tap. To make an "A," for example, you tap your thumb in a downwards motion. A single tap of the index finger makes an "E," and to create a "K" you tap your thumb and ring finger downwards at the same time. Learning to use the Tap Keyboard can take a few days to a few weeks because learning and mastering an entirely new way of typing takes some time. When I reviewed the Tap last year I was able to learn how to use it in about a week of practicing for 30 minutes a day. Tap makes a fun, intuitive app called the TapAcademy to teach you how to use the Tap. It's a 30-day course that requires just 10 minutes a day to memorize all the letters, numbers, and symbols you need to use the Tap. There are Tap-designed games to play too. The Tap is a Bluetooth keyboard, so it works with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, including your Mac, your iPhone, and your iPad.

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a BookBook for iPad Pro, an AirFly and CableSnaps from Twelve South

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Twelve South to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a prize pack that includes a BookBook vol. 2 for iPad Pro, an AirFly, and a set of CableSnaps. The BookBook vol. 2, priced starting at $89, is Twelve South's newest addition to its popular BookBook lineup. The BookBook vol. 2 is designed for the 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Like other BookBook cases, it's handmade from leather and is designed to look like a classic book. A built-in shell holds the iPad in place, and when the book-like case is opened up, the cover serves as a display stand or a wedge for typing and sketching. The BookBook vol. 2 features a holder for the Apple Pencil so it doesn't get lost, and there's a camera cutout for the rear camera at the back so you can still take photos. An interior pocket holds documents or a slim keyboard, and the hardback covers and the spine make sure your iPad is protected when it's zipped shut. Along with the BookBook, the Twelve South prize pack also includes the AirFly, designed to work with the AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, or other Bluetooth headphones. The AirFly is an adapter accessory that lets you use your Bluetooth headphones with a wired headphone jack. This is useful in situations where there are no Bluetooth connectivity options, such as on airplanes or when using gym equipment. In-flight entertainment systems, for example, often require wired headphones to hear sound, but with the AirFly, you can plug it into the jack and then connect to your headphones. The

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Core X Chroma eGPU Enclosure From Razer

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Razer to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's new Core X Chroma eGPU enclosures. Razer makes a few eGPU enclosure options, but the Core X Chroma is both the newest and the coolest thanks to the Chroma lighting embedded inside. Razer's Chroma technology lets you choose from more than 16 million colors for your Core X lighting. For those unfamiliar with eGPU enclosures, Razer's options are designed to provide notebook owners a way to play desktop class games and take advantage of a more powerful GPU for GPU-intensive tasks. eGPU enclosures do not come with a GPU included -- you'll need to add your own -- but Razer's model is compatible a with range of desktop PCIe graphics cards, including NVIDIA GeForce RTX, GeForce GTX, and Quadro cards along with AMD XConnect-enabled Radeon and Radeon Pro cards. Mac users will, of course, want to use AMD graphics cards. The Core X Chroma, priced at $300, is similar to Razer's previous Core X eGPU enclosure, and is compatible with Thunderbolt 3-equipped PCs and Macs, including Apple's Thunderbolt 3 notebooks. It features a black aluminum casing with a side window that shows off the aforementioned Chroma lighting. Graphics cards can be inserted using a simple drawer-style slide and lock mechanism and a single thumbscrew, so it's simple enough that even a non-technical person can use it. Once your graphics card is installed, all you need to do to use it is plug the Core X Chroma into the Thunderbolt 3 port on your Mac. There's a dual-chip feature in the

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Aluminum Slim Wireless Keyboard and M1 Mouse From Satechi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Aluminum Slim Wireless Keyboard and a newly released M1 Wireless Mouse. The M1 Wireless Mouse, priced at $29.99, features an Apple-like aesthetic with an aluminum finish that's available in silver, space gray, gold, or rose gold to match your Apple devices. Satechi designed the mouse to have an ergonomic design that fits well in the palm of the hand and works well for both left and right-handed users. It connects to a Mac using a Bluetooth 4.0 connection, and conveniently recharges through an included USB-C port, which is handy if you have a USB-C Mac because you can use your existing cable for charging purposes. Optical sensors offer up precise tracking and speedy scrolling, and there are soft touch buttons on the top that's meant to make it comfortable to use. A matching aluminum scroll wheel at the top ties the whole design together. Satechi's Slim Aluminum Wireless Keyboard, priced at $74.99, is a simple, wire-free keyboard that can connect to a Mac or an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth. Made from aluminum, it's available in silver with white keys or space gray with black keys to match Apple's silver and space gray devices. It features diamond cut chamfered edges for a sleek, modern look. The Aluminum Slim Wireless Keyboard was created with the Mac in mind with function hot keys, a full numeric keyboard, and a USB-C port for convenient recharging. It connects via Bluetooth 3.0 and has a range of 33 feet. Up to four

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Mac, iPhone, or iPod Plush From Throwboy's Iconic Pillow Collection

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pillow from the Iconic Pillow Collection, which features plush, pillow versions of classic Apple products. The Iconic Pillow Collection offers up five pillows that mimic the Apple II, released in 1977; the first Macintosh, released in 1984; the iMac G3, which was released in 1998; the iPod, released in 2001; and the iPhone, released in 2007. Throwboy started out offering the Iconic Pillow Collection on Kickstarter, but now all of the pillows are available individually on the Throwboy website for $39.99. All of the pillows have been carefully embroidered with details that ensure they look like their hardware counterparts. We have a review coming soon, but I can confirm that the stitching is on point and the quality is excellent. The design details include a click wheel on the iPod along with ports at the bottom, a rainbow logo on the 1984 pillow (not an Apple logo because of trademark issues) and a floppy disk drive, speakers and disk drive for the iMac G3, a Home button and speaker for the iPhone, and a full keyboard and embroidered display for the Apple II. Each pillow also uses the correct fabric colors for each machine. The Apple II and the Macintosh are a light beige color, while the iMac G3 is in white and aqua. The iPod is white with a gray click wheel, and the iPhone is silver and black like the original model. Size wise, these are ideal for throw pillows for a couch or chair, making them a perfect decoration

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns Your iPad Into a Second Screen for Your Mac

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter, a useful dongle that turns your iPad into a second screen for your Mac. The Luna Display plugs right into your Mac using USB-C for modern Macs or Mini DisplayPort for older Macs, and then with the Luna Display software (available for Mac and iPad), it connects your iPad to your Mac using Wi-Fi. From there, the Luna Display extends your Mac's display to the iPad, adding true second screen functionality. If you're familiar with Astropad, you'll know it's an app that mirrors the Mac's display to the iPad, but the Luna Display takes that further. Priced at $80, the Luna Display is an affordable option for those who want a portable second display to use with their Macs. Setting up the Luna Display takes just a few seconds, which makes it awesome for use both at home or when traveling. The connection between the two devices is seamless with little to no lag, as long your Wi-Fi speeds are decent. You can use the Luna Display with any modern iPad, including the iPad 2 or later, all iPad mini models, all iPad Pro models, and all iPad Air models. All you need is iOS 9.1 or later. Performance is going to be faster on newer iPads, of course, but older ones work just fine. As for Macs, the Luna adapter requires a 2011 machine running OS X 10.11 El Capitan at a minimum. For optimum performance, you'll need a 2012 MacBook Air or

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Energy Strip and a Light Strip With Extension From Eve

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Eve to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of smart home products that includes the Eve Energy Strip, Eve Light Strip, and a Light Strip Extender. Eve's Energy Strip, priced at $99, is its newest product, offering up three HomeKit-connected outlets that can be controlled individually or all at once so you can make non-HomeKit products compatible with HomeKit. The three outlets are generously spaced so even bulky power supplies won't obstruct a second socket, plus there's a long 6.3-foot cable. The Energy Strip connects to HomeKit over WiFi, and you can control whatever's plugged into it through the Eve app, the Home app, or Siri voice commands. In addition to providing HomeKit controls, the Energy Strip lets you monitor total power consumption and track costs for anything that's plugged in, so you can monitor and shut down appliances that are draining energy. Physical buttons let you turn accessories off if the app isn't available, and Eve has included protection against power surges, overcurrent, and overvoltage. With the HomeKit integration, connected devices can be controlled with other HomeKit products or automated to work on a specific schedule. The Eve Light Strip is also one of Eve's newer products, and it's one of the brightest HomeKit-enabled LED strips on the market with 1,800 lumens and support for full-spectrum white shades along with millions of colors. Priced at $80, the Light Strip provides enough light to replace a standard

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Laptop Briefcase, Backpack or Sleeve From Solo

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Solo New York to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a backpack, sleeve, or briefcase for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Solo New York offers a range of different bags, backpacks, and cases, to keep your Apple products safe and secure, and all accessories feature attractive, streamlined designs without super high price tags. We've got a selection of products to provide to MacRumors readers, as outlined below. The All-Star Backpack Duffel, priced at $86.99, transforms from a backpack into a duffel and can hold your laptop and a ton of other stuff with its 22.6L capacity. There's a padded space for a MacBook, an internal organizer section, front pockets, and a separate compartment for your shoes or laundry to keep everything organized. It's made from a tough nylon fabric that's lightweight and stylish, with shoulder straps and multiple hand straps so it's convenient to hold in any orientation. Solo's Kilbourn Leather Backpack is one of its highest-end products, and for the $250 price tag, you get a quality bag made from full grain pebble leather that's perfect for when you want something classier than a traditional backpack but still need a lot of storage space. There's a padded laptop compartment that can accommodate a 15-inch Macbook Pro, a separate internal iPad pocket to keep your iPad safe, an easy-access front pocket with a magnetic closure, and a back panel that slides over a luggage handle. Camouflage lining complements the black leather exterior, and padded back and

MacRumors Giveaway: Win Sphero's Specdrums and Turn Colors Into Music

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Sphero to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win Specdrums, a finger-worn ring that's designed to turn colors into sounds and music. Specdrums, priced at $65, fit on your index finger and have an optical sensor built into the front that can recognize colors and translate them into sound using the accompanying Specdrums app. A simple tap makes a sound, and the sound sets can be customized in the Specdrums app with dozens of options available. For maximum creativity, you can also record your own sounds, and then put them together using finger taps on different colors. Red is one sound, orange is another, yellow is a third sound, and so on. The app has hundreds of built-in sounds, from drums and other simple musical instruments to rainforest sounds, pop music, hip hop, house music, retro mixes, video game sounds, and dozens of other options. Specdrums come with a color mat that you can use to make music, but as long as you have the app on an iPhone or an iPad, you can tap the Specdrums against anything colored - rugs, clothing, walls, drawings, and more - to play sounds. Songs can be recorded in the Specdrums app, so the music you're making can be shared and imported into other apps and software. Specdrums are also designed to work with Bluetooth MIDI apps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Specdrums have a two hour battery life before needing to be recharged using a standard micro-USB cable, and if you want to make music with friends, more than one ring can be used together. As we said in

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pair of Aukey's Key Series B80 Earbuds

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Aukey to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pair of the Key Series B80 Earbuds, which are wireless and connect to your devices using Bluetooth. Aukey's earbuds are a good option for working out, sports, and other rigorous, fitness-related activities because they're designed to stay in the ears and also offer water resistance. Design wise, the B80 earbuds feature soft tips that go in your ears along with a wraparound earhook that keeps them in place while you're active. Aukey provides a variety of different ear tips, with three sizes of memory foam and soft silicone to meet all preferences. These headphones aren't wire-free like AirPods or more expensive earbuds from other companies, but the wire stays out of the way and the $70 price point makes them much more affordable than an alternative like AirPods. Aukey has designed the B80 earbuds with sound in mind. Features include dual drivers that Aukey says have been "precisely tuned" to generate rich, pure sound with a 10Hz to 22kHz frequency range and aptX-Low Latency. Aukey promises "full, warm lows and mids" combined with "clear and natural highs." The B80 earbuds ship with a soft silicone case for storage purposes, and they're designed to charge using USB-C, which is convenient if you have other USB-C devices. A 10 minute charge will give you 80 minutes of playback, and when fully charged, the B80 earbuds will last for up to 8 hours. Three colors are available, including gray, red, and dark gray, all of which have gold accents.

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Portable Honda 290 Power Station for Charging All Your Devices From Jackery

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Honda 290 Power Station, which provides 292Wh of power for camping, emergencies, outdoor activities, and more. The HLS 290 Portable Power Station is a Honda licensed product that's been designed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind, but it's also super useful to have on hand for power outages. Priced at $350 on Amazon, the HLS 290 is one of Jackery's largest portable power stations, equipped with two USB-A ports for charging iOS devices and other small electronics, an AC port for charging a laptop or any other device, a 12V input, and a port for connecting an optional solar panel, which is sold separately. There's a handy little LCD on the front that lets you know how much charge is left on the battery, and it comes with a handle so you can carry it where it needs to go, from the beach to a night out camping. The HLS 290 Power Station weighs just 6.6 pounds and measures in at nine inches by 7.8 inches by 5.2 inches. Jackery says the HLS 290 Power Station has enough juice to charge a laptop up to four times, a tablet up to 14 times, and a smartphone up to 17 times. It's able to power a 32-inch TV for over three hours, and a mini fridge for over three hours. Operation is silent, so it's not noisy like a gas-powered generator. The HLS 290 Power Station can be recharged in multiple ways, including a solar panel (sold separately and coming soon, a carport, or an AC wall outlet. According to Jackery, it takes eight hours to recharge over AC or with the car

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone Case and Accessories From Velvet Caviar

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Velvet Caviar to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's iPhone cases, Phone Ring Holder, or power bank. Velvet Caviar is best known for its range of unique, eye catching iPhone cases for all of Apple's iPhones from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone XS. If you've ever seen a marbled iPhone case on Instagram or Snapchat, it's probably from Velvet Caviar. Velvet Caviar has a wide selection of iPhone cases with a marbled pattern, including some with holographic accents, and every one of them is impressive and attention grabbing. They're affordable too, with most priced at $30. If marble isn't your thing, there are also adorable flower patterns, fun liquid glitter options, camo designs, clear cases with a fun selection of designs, more practical wallet cases, and even cases covered in fuzzy faux fur. All of the Velvet Caviar cases look great, but are also protective. A plastic shell lined with Firm Flex shock absorbing material protects your iPhone from drops of up to eight feet, and a 3mm lip at the front of the case keeps your display safe too. Along with cases, Velvet Caviar has nifty little rings that are an alternative to the Pop Socket. The $10-$12 Phone Holder Ring features a fun shape or pattern while offering the utility of a ring that gives you a better grip on your iPhone for taking pictures, FaceTiming, and more. The Phone Holder Ring also doubles as a handy stand for watching videos, and it attaches securely to your phone or phone case using a strong (but removable) adhesive.

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Watch Roll Organizer and Apple Watch Band Set From Southern Straps

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of Apple Watch bands and a Watch Roll that's designed to organize your all of your Apple Watch bands and accessories. Southern Straps makes a range of Apple Watch bands in nylon and leather, and recently expanded into organization with the launch of the Watch Roll, a clever little roll up pouch that's perfect for Apple Watch. The Watch Roll, priced at $90, is available in either black suede or brown suede, both of which are soft to the touch but durable enough that it's going to last for years to come. The Watch Roll has three large pockets for carrying watches or other accessories, while three smaller pockets are sized for carrying additional Apple Watch straps. The Watch Roll is great for Apple Watch and its accessories, but also ideal for watch collectors who have more than one watch. Southern Straps sells the Watch Roll on a standalone basis, but the company also offers combo packs that combine the Watch Roll with several watch bands at a discount. Southern Straps makes high-quality nylon bands in a range of colors, along with leather bands in either black or brown, both of which match well with the Watch Roll. The nylon bands are durable and comfortable, while the leather bands are supple and hand stitched. All of Southern Straps' bands come with a multi-year warranty and are available in multiple sizes and with lugs to match multiple Apple Watch

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Set of Bluetooth Trackers From Tile

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Tile to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of Tile Bluetooth trackers that are designed to help you keep track of your most precious and essential items. Tile makes small Bluetooth enabled tracking accessories that you can put on anything that you don't want to lose, from keys and wallets to your phone, your camera, your watch, your purse, or anything else you don't want to lose. The idea is that you attach a Tile to something like your keys, and then if and when those keys are misplaced, you open up the Tile app and use the Bluetooth connection between the Tile and your phone to see a map with the location of your keys and to play a sound on the Tile itself. If you lose your phone, you can tap on the Tile and it'll ping your phone, so there's two-way tracking available. Tile makes a whole range of trackers for different items and purposes. The Tile Pro, for example, is Tile's most advanced tracking accessory. It has a Bluetooth tracking range of 300 feet and it's 3x as loud as other Tile trackers, so it's best for your most valuable items. With Tile Pro's long tracking range and loud volume, it's appropriate for your purse, your camera bag, your laptop bag, and other things you want to make sure you can keep an eye on and protect from being lost or stolen. Tile Pro is Tile's most expensive tracker at $35, but discounts are available for multi-pack purchases. Tile Mate is similar to the Tile Pro, but it's a bit more compact and it's more affordable at $25. Tile Mate, like Tile Pro, has a user

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Monitor Stand and Hub for iMac From Satechi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub designed for the iMac or the iMac Pro. Priced at $89.99, Satechi's USB-C iMac Hub raises the foot of the iMac to what Satechi says is an optimal viewing angle and adds an array of useful easy-access ports. It includes three 5Gb/s USB-A ports, a 5Gb/s USB-C data port, an SD card slot, an audio jack, and a micro SD card slot. iMacs don't suffer from the same lack of ports as Apple's notebooks, but all iMac ports are located on the back of the machine, which is not always convenient. The iMac Hub puts them right within reach and adds additional ports for you to use. It's quite a bit easier to use an SD card slot on the front of the iMac than on the back, which will make this hub worth it for photographers, drone operators, and others who often need to access SD and micro SD cards. Make sure to check out the review we did on Satechi's USB-C iMac Hub for a closer look at the ports and how it performs in day to day use. Available in either silver or space gray aluminum, the iMac Hub has been designed to match well with Apple's iMac lineup. The Hub is designed to plug in to one of the four available USB-C ports on modern Macs, though it is also compatible with older Macs using an included USB-A to USB-C adapter. It has a short cable, which prevents cord mess. The iMac Hub raises the iMac up 1.63 inches,

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pair of Apple's Upcoming AirPods 2

Apple is working on second-generation AirPods that are expected to be announced sometime soon, perhaps even during the month of March. We know the AirPods 2 aren't out yet, but we're launching a new giveaway feature that will see us offering MacRumors readers a chance to win unannounced Apple products at launch, and we're starting with the AirPods. We're hosting a giveaway in our AirPods 2 roundup, which you can access by clicking this link or by clicking on the image above. The links will take you right to the giveaway section of the roundup complete with entry form and rules, but make sure to check out the rest for all of the AirPods 2 rumors we've heard so far. Rumors have suggested the next version of the AirPods will come with "Hey Siri" support for making hands-free Siri requests and a new wireless charging case for Qi-based wireless charging at a minimum, but there are a few other possible features rumored. Apple is perhaps working on a black color for the second-generation AirPods, and the AirPods could also feature an updated coating that's more matte in color. If Apple does release white AirPods and black AirPods, you can pick whichever color you like best. There have been some vague hints of other features like heart rate monitoring, but we're not convinced these rumors are accurate. Such a feature could come to the AirPods at some point, but most information has suggested the first AirPods refresh will be rather minor in scale. Whatever AirPods are coming next from Apple is what our giveaway winner will be receiving at the conclusion of the

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Backpack, Briefcase, Tote or iPhone Case From Hex

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Hex to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Hex bag or iPhone case. Hex makes a whole range of products, including multiple totes, backpacks, and bags with simple designs and clean lines. Hex's 10.8L Terra Expandable Laptop Briefcase, for example, has a no-frills, modern design that offers a wealth of storage space. There's a padded laptop slot that can accommodate up to a 15-inch laptop, an interior gear pocket, an external tablet pocket, two external gear pockets, and a rear document pocket, so it can fit pretty much all the gear you might need. Priced at $139.95, it comes with backpack straps that can be tucked away so when it's packed full you can wear it like a backpack, and there's also a detachable shoulder strap so it can be worn in a more traditional way. The Terra is made from a polyester material treated for water resistance, so it can hold up to a bit of rain. Hex's Nero Expandable Laptop Briefcase, also priced at $139.95, is pretty much identical to the Terra with all of the same features and pockets, but it is made from a black polyester material that's also resistant to rain and rips. Hex also makes affordable backpacks, including the Echelon Signal Backpack, which is priced at $89.95. The Echelon backpack holds 17.25L, so it's a good size without being too large, and it can accommodate a 13 to 15-inch laptop in the padded laptop compartment. It's made from a gray polyester material that's simple, attractive, and water resistant, and there's a big front pocket for a tablet. A pocket at

MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom Carbon Fiber AirPods From Hadoro

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with French designer brand Hadoro to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of custom carbon fiber AirPods. For those not familiar with Hadoro, it's a site that makes high-end custom iPhones, AirPods, and iPhone cases from luxury materials. Pricing on these custom devices ranges from 400 euros to over 5000 euros, so they're not for everyone, but Hadoro certainly has some unique designs you won't see anywhere else. Hadoro's custom carbon fiber AirPods will appeal to anyone who is hoping Apple will release a future version of the AirPods in black. Hadoro's AirPods, priced at 650 euros, use carbon fiber, known for being ultra strong and ultra light. To create the carbon fiber AirPods, Hadoro engineers disassemble the original AirPods case while keeping all of the interior components intact. New assembly parts for the case are meticulously carved from three solid blocks of carbon fiber. Because Hadoro is creating its own shell for the AirPods case, it features a unique stepped look at the top and bottom with milled notches and an overall elliptical cylinder shape. A subtle "H" for Hadoro is carved into the front. Hadoro designed the AirPods case to have a unique graphite finish with a visible fiber weave pattern and a matte surface, while the actual AirPods inside are coated with a deep black scratch-resistant soft-touch finish. When the creation process is finished, Hadoro's engineers extensively test