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

For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pillow from the Throwboy Iconic Pillow Collection, which features plush, squeezable versions of classic Apple products. The Iconic Pillow Collection features five pillows that are modeled after the 1977 Apple II, the 1984 original Macintosh, the 1998 iMac G3, the 2001 iPod, and the 2007 original iPhone. After a successful Kickstarter launch in 2018, Throwboy has been offering its plushie Apple products on its website for $39.99 or $189.99 for the full set. Each of the Iconic pillows have been carefully embroidered with intricate detailing to ensure that they look like their hardware counterparts, and in a review we did earlier this year, we were impressed with the softness, huggability, and impressive detail. Design details include a click wheel on the iPod with appropriate ports on the bottom, a rainbow logo and floppy disk drive on the 1984 pillow, speakers and a disk drive for the ‌iMac‌ G3, a Home button and speaker for the iPhone, and a full keyboard and display for the Apple II. Each pillow also features the correct 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. When it comes to size, these are the ideal throw pillows for a couch or a chair, making them a great decoration or gift idea for Apple fans. Each pillow is soft, squishy, and comfortable,

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Charger and a USB-C to Lightning Cable From Aukey

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Aukey to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a USB-C/USB-A charger or a dual-port USB-C charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable from Aukey, a company that specializes in Apple accessories. Aukey has several USB-C options for charging your Macs, iPads, and iPhones, including the PA-D3 and the PA-D5. The PA-D3 (priced at $43) features a USB-C port for charging a USB-C device like a MacBook or an iPad Pro, along with a USB-A port for an iPhone, Apple Watch, or another device. The USB-C port can also be used with a USB-C to Lightning cable for fast charging an iPhone. The USB-C port is 60W when used alone, or 45W when both the USB-C and USB-A ports are used together, so it's powerful enough for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. It's not going to charge a 15-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ as quick as the 85W charger, but it still works and multiple ports are convenient when traveling. Aukey's PA-D5 (priced at $50) is similar to the PA D3, but instead of a USB-C and a USB-A port, it has two USB-C ports. When using one port for charging purposes, it delivers 60W, and when using both, one port delivers 45W of power while the other is 18W, so it can be used to charge a ‌MacBook Air‌ and an ‌iPad Pro‌ at full speed, or a ‌MacBook Air‌ while also fast charging an iPhone. Both chargers feature slim designs thanks to GaN technology, plus there are foldable prongs, which makes them easy to take on the go, and there are built-in safeguards to protect against overheating and overcharging. To go with its USB-C chargers, Aukey also

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's brown leather Apple Watch bands. Southern Straps has a whole range of high-quality leather and nylon ‌Apple Watch‌ bands, including the brown leather band, which is made from a single piece of full-grain Italian leather. The leather hasn't been sanded, buffed, or snuffed, which gives it an attractive, unblemished finish. Southern Straps uses vegetable dye to create a rich, long lasting color that's achieved without using harmful chemicals, and the band is hand stitched with durable waxed cord in the company's San Francisco factory. The brown leather ‌Apple Watch‌ band fits all ‌Apple Watch‌ models and is available in 44mm, 42mm, 40mm, and 38mm sizes. The bands are also designed to fit most wrists from 14cm to 25cm. Southern Straps can be ordered with black, silver, or gold lugs to match the different colors of the ‌Apple Watch‌ casing. Southern Straps offers a two-year warranty on all of its leather bands, offering a guarantee against wear and tear. The brown leather ‌Apple Watch‌ band is priced at $85 from Southern Straps, but we have five 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 MacRum

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Cord-Cutting Bundle With Lifetime Plex Pass, Antenna and TV Tuner

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plex to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a cord-cutting bundle that includes a lifetime Plex Pass, an antenna, and a TV tuner for watching live TV and other content without a cable subscription. If you're unfamiliar with Plex, it's an all-in-one media hub that organizes your entire library of content, from TV shows and movies to music and photos, plus it offers free access to news, support for Podcasts, access to live TV, and soon, some free ad-supported movies through partnerships with Warner Bros, Lionsgate, and Legendary. To organize your media content, you can set up the Plex Media Server on a Mac, which makes everything you own accessible on all of your devices through the Plex iOS and Apple TV apps, along with Plex apps for consoles, Android devices, and other set-top boxes. You can watch and stream all of your content along with live TV content, news, and more from your Mac to any device, anywhere. Plex's Live TV service doesn't require a cable subscription, and it's simple to set up with a digital tuner and a digital antenna. Using a tuner and an antenna with Plex lets you access HD content from channels that are available for free over-the-air, such as U.S. networks that include ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, the CW, plus local programming that includes news and sports. You can even watch local NFL games, and with Plex's latest update, there's an option to watch live TV while simultaneously recording content through Plex's DVR feature. Plex's website has the exact equipment you'll need to get up and

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Base Station Hub Wireless iPhone Charger From Nomad

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Base Station Hub for wirelessly charging the iPhone, AirPods, and other devices. The Base Station Hub, which is priced at $99.95, features three wireless charging coils inside, and it can be used to charge two iPhones at once or an iPhone and ‌AirPods‌, or any other device that wirelessly charges. Along with the wireless charging coils, there's a USB-A port and a USB-C port with an 18W capacity, perfect for charging an iPad through a wired connection. With the wireless charging base and the extra ports, you can charge up to four devices all at one time. The hub itself is made from an attractive black aluminum covered with a padded leather base for resting your phone on. The leather is grippy enough that your phone won't slip and slide while you use it. There are also rubber feet at the bottom to keep it securely on a desk or table. When charging a single device, up to 10W of power is available (suitable for something like a Samsung smartphone), and when charging two devices, 7.5W charging is available. That's perfect for the iPhone because it maxes out at 7.5W when wirelessly charging. The USB-A port offers 7.5W of power, and as mentioned before, the USB-C power is an 18W port. There are LED charging indicators included so you can see when something is juicing up for fully charged, and if you want to use it in your bedroom at night, there's an ambient light sensor that dims those LEDs when it's dark. You can put your phone sideways (in landscape

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone Case and an Apple Watch Band From Pad & Quill

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Pad & Quill to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bella Fino Edition Case for the iPhone and an Apple Watch band from the Aviator Collection. Pad & Quill's folio-style Bella Fino Edition Cases are available for Apple's newest iPhones, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, and iPhone XR, and are priced starting at $70. Like all Pad & Quill cases, the Bella Fino Edition iPhone cases are made from full-grain American leather and are reinforced with UV-resistant nylon stitching. Each case will develop a unique patina over time with use, customizing it to each person. The Bella Fino Edition has a slim design that adds just 0.28 inches to either side of the case, and it attaches to the iPhone though an interior snap-on case that attaches to the leather of the Bella Fino through 3M adhesive. There are several card slots inside to hold six to eight credit and debit cards, and there's also a larger pocket that can hold cash. An elastic strap holds the case closed when the iPhone isn't in use, and there's a quick access window for holding a driver's license or ID card. For all of the different case variations for each iPhone, there's an appropriately sized camera cutout that leaves the camera operational, plus wireless charging is supported. The Bella Fino Edition comes in multiple colors, including chocolate and blue, black and plum, black and gray, whiskey and blue, and whiskey and green. Along with multiple iPhone case options, Pad & Quill also offers

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Adonit Note Stylus for Your iPad

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Adonit to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Adonit Note stylus designed for the iPad, which works as a more affordable alternative to the Apple Pencil. Priced at just $49.99, the Adonit Note is similar to the ‌Apple Pencil‌ as it does not require Bluetooth to connect to an ‌iPad‌. Just turn it on and it works. The Adonit Note has a tiny tip much like the ‌Apple Pencil‌, so it has the precision needed for note taking, sketching, drawing, and more. It comes in either gold or black, and it looks a lot like a regular pen. Many of the ‌Apple Pencil‌ features are available in the Adonit Note. You can tap on the ‌iPad‌ with the tip of the Adonit Note to activate the Notes app, so you can jump right into taking notes from the Home screen of the ‌iPad‌. The Adonit Note features a replaceable tip so when it wears down, you can pop it off with a twist instead of purchasing a whole new stylus, and it features a long 12-hour battery life. A four minute charge through the micro-USB port lets you use it for an hour, while a 45 minute charge gives you the full battery life. We reviewed the Adonit Note earlier this year and found that it works just as well as the ‌Apple Pencil‌ in terms of latency and palm rejection. You can rest your hand on the display just like you can with the ‌Apple Pencil‌, so the experience is similar, but there is no pressure sensitivity. The Adonit Note is compatible with the third-generation ‌iPad‌ Air, the fifth-generation ‌iPad‌ mini, the sixth and seventh-generation ‌iPad‌, and

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 11 Pro Max and a Copy of AnyTrans

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with AnyTrans to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro Max devices and a lifetime AnyTrans license. For those unfamiliar with AnyTrans, it's an iPhone manager that's an alternative to iTunes, allowing you to access and manage content that's on your iPhone, as well as transfer files and back up data. The newest version of AnyTrans, AnyTrans 8, recently launched with an overhauled user interface, a slew of new features, and improvements to data transfers and loading speeds, making iPhone content management easier than ever. There's a new Phone Switcher feature in AnyTrans 8 that's ideal for transferring over to a new device, letting users transition to iPhone 11 from an older iPhone or an Android phone with a few simple steps. Other new AnyTrans 8 features include a ringtone maker, an app downloader for managing your iOS apps on your computer (a feature no longer available in iTunes or in macOS Catalina) and a screen mirroring feature for mirroring and recording your iPhone screen with your computer. AnyTrans is priced at $30 for a single license, but there is a free trial available for those who would like to try it out. AnyTrans is providing one MacRumors reader with a 64GB ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ in the color of the reader's choice plus a lifetime license for the AnyTrans iPhone manager software. Apple's ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ just came out today, and it features a triple-lens camera with telephoto, wide, and ultra wide angle lenses, a super fast A13 chip, much longer

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station and Solar Charger

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station and a Jackery Solar Saga 100W Solar Panel. Jackery offers an entire lineup of portable power supply options, and the Jackery Explorer 500, priced at $500, is one of the higher-end options available with the most power. The Jackery 500 features a pure sine wave AC outlet, a 12V/10A carport, and 5V/2.4A USB-A ports. It's able to power all kinds of appliances and accessories, including TVs, projects, small blenders, and more, so long as whatever's being charged is under 500 watts. The carport and USB-A ports are able to charge all of your car appliances like car coolers, air pumps, vacuums, and more, plus power laptops, phones, and other electronics. There's 518Wh of power available, which makes this ideal for providing power for a night of camping or having on hand in case of an emergency. All of Jackery's devices are UL certified. It can be charged without electrical power using a Jackery Solar Saga 100W solar panel, priced at $349.99. The solar panel features high conversion efficiency up to 23 percent, and it works well with Jackery's Explorer line (160, 240, and 500 models) along with the HLS290 Power Station. The solar panel is equipped with a USB-A port and a USB-C port so it can also directly charge and power small electronics. Charging the Jackery 500 Portable Power Station to full takes approximately 14 hours from the solar panel or 8 hours from a standard wall outlet. To enter to win the ‌givea

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 11 Pro Max From SellYourMac

For this week's giveaway, we're doing something special to celebrate the upcoming launch of the new 2019 iPhones. We're teaming up with trade-in site SellYourMac to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Apple's new iPhones. SellYourMac is a trade-in company that accepts all kinds of Apple products, from iPhones and iPads to Macs. Selling an old Apple device on SellYourMac is as simple as finding your serial number and entering it in. The website tool will tell you just what your Apple device is worth with minimal hassle, drawing the specs from the serial number and then asking a few questions before offering up a quote. SellYourMac offers up a free FedEx shipping label, provide packing materials at your request, and securely wipes the data from your device, making it easy to get some extra cash when upgrading to a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac. As the name of the site suggests, SellYourMac specializes in buying and selling Apple devices, but with a focus on the Mac. The site's aim is to be the number one choice for selling Apple products, and to reach that goal, SYM offers a streamlined trade-in experience and fair prices to earn customer trust. SellYourMac is offering an entry-level iPhone 11 Pro Max to a lucky MacRumors reader. That means you'll get the larger version of Apple's new iPhone, which features a triple-lens camera for some impressive photography capabilities, an OLED display, a faster A13 chip, improved Face ID, and a body that's both more shatter resistant and more waterproof than the 2018 iPhones. We'll pick the winner of

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Type-C Dual Multimedia Adapter From Satechi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win Type-C Dual Multimedia Adapter for Apple's USB-C Macs from Satechi. Satechi makes a whole range of different USB-C adapters, hubs, and docks to add ports to Apple's Macs, but the Multimedia Adapter is one of the more powerful, specialized options. Priced at $109.99, the Dual Multimedia Adapter is designed to plug into two USB-C ports on a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini. It needs two USB-C ports because it offers two 4K HDMI ports, so you can connect two 4K displays. There's one 4K 60Hz HDMI port and one 4K 30Hz HDMI port for dual display setups, but a direct HDMI to HDMI connection is required, so be aware that it won't work with VGA, Thunderbolt, or DVI displays. Along with two 4K HDMI ports, the Multimedia Adapter features a USB-C port for charging purposes (up to 60W), a Gigabit Ethernet port, microSD and SD card slots, and two USB-A ports for USB-A accessories. The Multimedia Adapter is made from brushed aluminum and comes in either silver or space gray to match Apple's devices. It measures in at 5 inches long and 2 inches wide, which means it's portable enough to take with you on the go if needed, but it's also perfect for desk use. Satechi says that the Multimedia Adapter works with the 2018 and later ‌MacBook Pro‌, the 2018 ‌MacBook Air‌, and the 2018 ‌Mac mini‌. We have five of the Multimedia Adapters from Satechi to give away. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Signature 2.0 Backpack From Vessel

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Vessel to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Signature 2.0 Backpack. Vessel makes all kinds of backpacks, briefcases, and bags, but the Signature 2.0, as the name suggests, is one of the most popular and was even named one of the top laptop bags of the year by Forbes. Designed to be an every day backpack that can carry all of your essentials, the Signature 2.0, which is priced at $235, is sleek and compact but packed with pockets. There's a main dual zip compartment that holds larger items, a large front exterior zip up pocket with an organizer for smaller items like your smartphone and headphones, and a padded compartment designed to fit a 15-inch laptop. The laptop compartment also includes a slip pocket and internal mesh compartments, along with a velour-lined zippered pocket. At the side, there's an easy access vertical side pocket that's perfect for a phone, and there's yet another zip compartment at the bottom of the backpack. Padded adjustable shoulder straps are included so it's comfortable to wear even when it's full, and with a mesh back panel, it can fit over the handle of a suitcase. Vessel's Signature 2.0 backpack is made from a micro-suede synthetic leather, and it comes in a range of colors, including blue, black, carbon black, gray, and more. Vessel says that its synthetic leather is the best alternative to natural leather with a soft, smooth touch. The synthetic leather is animal friendly, good for the environment, and able to hold up well over time because the structure

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 61W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable From RAVPower

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with RAVPower to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 61W USB-C Power Adapter and a USB-C to Lightning cable, which can be used to fast charge an iPhone or an iPad. You can also use the USB-C Power Adapter for charging a Mac or an iPad Pro when combined with a USB-C to USB-C cable. RAVPower's latest 61W PD USB-C charger uses gallium nitrate (GaN) technology, which allows it to be smaller than your average 61W power adapter. It's a good deal more compact than Apple's own 61W charger for the 13-inch MacBook Pro at 1.1 inch by 1.9 inches, making RAVPower's version more portable. According to RAVPower, the charger, which is priced at $45 from Amazon right now, is the smallest 61W PD GaN charger on the market, coming in at 50 percent smaller than the comparable ‌MacBook Pro‌ charger. You can get the power adapter in either black or white, and RAVPower says it comes equipped with safeguards to protect against overheating, overcharging, and short circuiting. Paired with the 61W PD 3.0 GaN Wall Charger, RAVPower is giving away its new USB-C to Lightning cable, which can be used for fast charging an iPhone. A few months back, Apple made the only USB-C to Lightning cables on the market, but recently opened up the specification to allow for MFi-certified third-party cables. RAVPower's cable measures in at three feet long and it has reinforcing at the top to prevent it from fraying or breaking with repeated bending. RAVPower says it will hold up to more than 30,000 bends over its lifetime, and it is indeed Made

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a BriefSåk Pro for Your MacBook From Skog Å Kust

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Skog Å Kust (it means forest, creek, and coast in Swedish) to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's BriefSåk Pro messenger bags designed for laptops. Available in 13 or 15-inch sizes, the BriefSåk Pro works with any of Apple's laptops or iPads, with a removable padded organizer that's outfitted with compartments for your notebook, phone, business cards, pens, and more. Inside of the removable interior organizer, there's a laptop compartment, a large zipper pocket for accessories, a key clip, two mesh pockets, two phone-sized pockets, several business card holders, and sleeves for pens. The inside organizer fits into an airtight, waterproof main compartment in the BriefSåk Pro that's able to keep your all of your gear safe in bad weather, and the bag itself is made from a gray TPU coated Cordura ripstop fabric with welded seams so it will hold up well for years to come. The exterior pocket uses an Aquaguard water-resistant zipper too, which makes this an all-around durable bag for everyday use. It's equipped with Duraflex brand clips and hardware, and a padded shoulder strap makes it comfortable to carry.There are also nylon webbing handles and a luggage strap that can fit over the handle of a suitcase. Skog Å Kust says that the BriefSåk Pro was designed to be entirely waterproof, making it the perfect bag if you walk or bike to work and are often exposed to the elements. We have four of the BriefSåk Pro bags to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone, iPod, or Mac Plush From Throwboy

For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a plush Mac, iPhone, or iPod from the Iconic Pillow Collection, which features soft pillow versions of classic Apple products. The Iconic Pillow Collection includes five pillows that mimic the following Apple Macs and devices: 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. After launching successfully on Kickstarter in 2018, all of the pillows are now available on the Throwboy website for $39.99. Each pillow features embroidered detailing to ensure they look like their hardware counterparts, and in a review we did earlier this year, we were impressed with the plushiness, the softness, and the intricate design. The design details include the iPod's iconic click wheel on the iPod pillow, a rainbow logo and floppy disk drive on the 1984 pillow, a disk drive, speakers, and paneling on the ‌iMac‌ G3, a Home button and speaker for the iPhone, and a full embroidered keyboard for the Apple II. All of the pillows are also made in the correct colors for each machine, so there's no mistaking what each one is meant to be. 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. When it comes to size, these are ideal throw pillows for a couch or chair, and they also fit well on a

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Wire-Free Argus 2 Home Security Camera From Reolink

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Reolink to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Argus 2 wire-free rechargeable home camera and a solar panel for charging it up outdoors. The Argus 2, priced at $99, is a wire-free battery-powered home security camera that connects to your 2.4GHz home Wi-Fi setup to let you keep an eye on what's going on in or outside of your house. It features a long-lasting rechargeable battery so it can be placed anywhere and does not require an outside power connection, though it can be connected to the Reolink Solar Panel ($24.99) to charge via the sun when it's used outside. The Argus 2 is IP65 water resistant, so it will be safe outdoors, though it shouldn't be placed where it's directly exposed to the elements. The camera offers 1080p resolution and a 130 degree viewing angle, so it will provide a wide field of view. There's a night vision feature that works up to 33 feet away, and a built-in motion sensor is able to detect motion for notification purposes. The Argus 2 supports two-way audio through a built-in mic and speaker, and local storage is supported through a microSD card. You can set up the Argus 2 to provide push notifications, emails, and siren alerts when trouble is detected, and in addition to storing footage on a microSD card, you can get a remote live view on a smartphone, tablet, or computer any time. Reolink designed a unique mounting system for the Argus 2, allowing it to be mounted indoors or out with a wall mount or outdoor mount that the camera can be removed from at any time for use

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 ‌HomeKit‌ items. We have five of the Dual

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 AirFly, priced