MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Case for Your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X From Pad & Quill

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Pad & Quill to offer MacRumors a chance to win one of the company's high-quality leather cases designed for the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

Pad & Quill has a whole line of iPhone cases with a folio style that secures the iPhone in place, protects the display with a leather cover, and adds pockets to hold cash and credit cards. All cases are also compatible with the wireless charging features built into Apple's newest devices. Pad & Quill tested several iPhone 8 models with a range of wireless chargers and had success with each one.


The $109.95 Heritage Bella Fino wallet case for the iPhone X, for example, features a chocolate leather spine, vegetable tanned leather sides, and a slate gray leather interior. It uses adhesive to hold the iPhone X in place, so it's super slim while also offering leather card pockets and full access to cameras and ports.


Along with the Heritage case, Pad & Quill makes a standard Bella Fino case for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, priced at $70 to $80. This case is ready to go for new iPhone owners and is made from full grain American leather with a super slim profile that adds 0.28 of an inch to each side.


Pad & Quill's well-known classic Luxury Pocket Book is also available for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus for $100 - $110. The Luxury Pocket Book holds the iPhone in place with a Baltic birch wood frame for extra protection, and encases it in a full grain American leather. It also features leather card pockets and an incredible build quality, like all of Pad & Quill's products.

Pad & Quill has iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases available for immediate purchase, while iPhone X cases will be available in November P&Q cases are often expensive, but with this brand, you get what you pay for. Right now, Pad & Quill has a deal for $10 off any iPhone X case purchase with the promo code PQX.

We have five cases to give away to MacRumors readers. Winners will get to choose any Pad & Quill case for any iPhone model, including iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, and 7 Plus. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (September 22) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 29. The winners will be chosen randomly on September 29 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 8 With Presidio Ultra Case From Speck

We've teamed up with Speck for a very special giveaway that includes one of Apple's brand new 256GB iPhone 8 models in Silver and a Presidio Ultra Case designed by Speck to go along with it.


Speck is offering a wide range of cases for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at prices starting at $39.95, but the Presidio Ultra is Speck's most protective iPhone case.


The Presidio Ultra has four layers of protection, including a removable Impactium Ultra bumper that offers up extra drop protection on demand. On its own, the Presidio case offers drop protection up to 10 feet, but that extends to 15 feet with the bumper.


Speck's Presidio Ultra case also offers coverage of all ports and it's resistant to both dirt and dust. It comes in a range of fashionable colors, including black, pink/purple, gray/red, and gray/teal.


The Presidio Ultra case is available for the iPhone 8 for $49.95 and the iPhone 8 Plus for $54.95. It can be purchased soon from the Speck website.

Apple's iPhone 8, though it looks similar to the iPhone 7, is a major upgrade with several new features. Along with a glass body that has a new pearlescent silver finish and support for Qi wireless charging, the iPhone 8 offers up a much faster A11 chip, camera improvements, and better support for augmented reality apps through the introduction of a new accelerometer and gyroscope.

We have one iPhone 8 and Presidio Ultra Case in Gray/Teal to give away to a lucky MacRumors reader. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (September 18) at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time through 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 22. The winner will be chosen randomly on September 22 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.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 22,000mAh Battery Pack from RAVPower

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with RAVPower to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 22,000mAh Power Bank for charging iPhones, iPads, the Apple Watch, and more.

In addition to offering several Power Banks for us to give away, RAVPower has also provided MacRumors with an exclusive 20 percent off discount code on the power bank. When ordering from Amazon, use promo code MacRumo1 to get it for just over $30.

RAVPower is mainly known for a whole line of power banks that are known for being reliable, affordable, and fast.


The 22,000mAh Power Bank features three 2.4A USB-A ports that are capable of charging three devices at the same time. At 2.4A, an iPhone will charge more quickly than with a standard 1A power adapter. There's a total current output of 5.8A, and RAVPower says its Power Bank detects the connected devices and adjusts output accordingly to provide adequate power to each one, and there's an "iSmart 2.0" feature that adjusts voltage to minimize charging time.


RAVPower says that the Power Bank can be fully recharged in approximately 11 to 12 hours using a the 2.4A input. It comes with microUSB charging cables and a carry pouch, but to charge iOS devices, you'll need to supply your own cables.

Power banks are generally built for functionality over looks, and the RAVPower model is a simple black (or white) rectangular power bank that is about as tall as an iPhone 7 Plus and as wide as an iPhone 7. It measures in at 6.5 inches by 2.8 inches. It's not quite pocketable, but ideal for a purse or a backpack. Four LEDs on the front let you see power level at a glance.


22,000mAh is enough to charge an iPhone 7 to full approximately eight times and an iPhone 7 Plus approximately four and a half times.

RAVPower normally charges $40 for the Power Bank, but we have six to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (September 15) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 22. The winners will be chosen randomly on September 22 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom-Painted Black AirPods From BlackPods

For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with BlackPods to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pair of AirPods that have been painted black to better match darker devices. Our last BlackPods giveaway was one of the most popular we've done, so we thought we'd get a second pair of BlackPods out to one of you.


If you missed our first giveaway, BlackPods takes a set of Apple's AirPods and then paints them using a proprietary coating system that's been designed just for the AirPods. It uses a three-phase finishing procedure for a high-quality finish, and each pair of BlackPods is completed by hand and given a "rigorous" quality inspection.


BlackPods sells the BlackPods Classic in a high-gloss black finish, and the BlackPods Stealth in a matte satin finish. The company charges $279 for the BlackPods Classic, while the BlackPods Stealth are priced at $299. Apple's AirPods are normally priced at $159, so that's a $120 to $140 premium, but the finish is impeccable and is otherwise unobtainable.

Along with selling finished sets of painted AirPods, BlackPods also allows customers to send previously purchased AirPods for customization. The painting service costs $99 for glossy black and $119 for matte black. The process takes approximately 10 days and covers both the AirPods and the Case.


BlackPods are simply re-painted AirPods, so the functionality is the same as standard AirPods directly from Apple, with a W1 chip for simple pairing, long battery life, accelerometer-based ear detection, and gesture support.

We have one full set of BlackPods to give away to a MacRumors reader, with the winner able to choose either the Stealth or Classic finish. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (September 8) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 15. The winner will be chosen randomly on September 15 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.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Sport Strap for the Apple Watch From Nomad

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Sport Strap for the Apple Watch.


Nomad's Sport Strap is designed for 42mm Apple Watch models. It's constructed from a soft, pliable silicone for a comfortable, molded fit on any wrist. The silicone it's made from is antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, but it's also durable and water resistant, making the band ideal for a range of activities on land and sea.


The Sport Strap has a stylish two-tone design in either Black/Volt or Black/Gray, and each color matches both the stainless steel and aluminum Apple Watch models in Silver and Space Gray.


Subtle crosshatching and a tapered design add visual appeal, and the buckle, made from polyamide, is designed to hold up in all environmental conditions. While it's designed to be a sport watch, it looks nice enough that it can be worn for any occasion.


Nomad sells the Sport Strap at $49.95, but we have five to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (September 1) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 8. The winners will be chosen randomly on September 8 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone Prize Pack from Toddy Gear

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Toddy Gear to give MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone prize pack that includes a Bottle Opener Case for the iPhone 7, an iPhone charging cable, a microfiber Smart Cloth, and a Wedge iPhone stand that doubles as a screen cleaner.

Toddy Gear has been known for its colorful, high-quality microfiber cloths for years. The cloths, priced at $9.99, come in a wide range of colors and patterns and are made from 100 percent microfiber that's designed to keep the your iPhone, iPad, and Mac screens free from smudges and fingerprints.


They're dual-sided, with a plush side that's meant to clean off dust and debris and a smooth, silky side for polishing your screen.

Toddy's Wedges, priced at $14.99, are similar to its cloths, as they're made from the same microfiber, but are filled with a heavy sand-like material that lets them serve as a stand for an iPhone or iPad. The plush bottom of the wedge cleans your screen just like the cloths.


Toddy offers a range of charging cables that are durable, fun to look at with unique colors and patterns, and affordable at $14.99. Toddy's cables are Apple-certified and work with all Lightning-equipped devices. There are also microUSB versions and a hybrid with both a Lightning and a microUSB connector.


Along with cloths and cables, Toddy creates a range of cases for the iPhone. The company's Bottle Opener case, priced at $25.99, comes in a range of patterns and includes a bottle opener on the back, making it a solid case choice for parties.


We have five Toddy prize packs to give away. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (August 25) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 1. The winners will be chosen randomly on August 25 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Zip Laptop Brief From WaterField Designs

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Zip Laptop Brief, which is one of WaterField Designs' newest products.


Like all WaterField Designs bags, the Zip Brief is carefully constructed right in San Francisco in small batches. It's available in four color combinations and made from either a ballistic nylon or waxed canvas, both of which are high-quality, durable, and long lasting. It features full-grain leather accents and quality splash proof zippers to keep everything inside your bag safe from the elements.


The Zip Brief is available in three sizes and can accommodate up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro with multiple accessories. The smallest size is ideal for the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro, an iPad, or the 12-inch MacBook, while the medium and large sizes are designed for bigger laptops.


A dedicated padded laptop compartment keeps your MacBook safe (plus it offers easy charging access), and the bag zips open all the way for easy access to interior pockets. There's a front pocket with a self-locking zipper for stowing items you need to access frequently, an ultrasuede pocket designed to hold an iPhone, mesh accessory pockets, a dedicated slot for an Apple Pencil, a back slot for use with luggage, and waterproof zippered pockets.


Because the bag zips flat, WaterField Designs says it's TSA friendly, and it's easy to carry with either a leather handle at the top or an included removable shoulder strap.


WaterField Designs prices the Zip Brief at $219 to $239 depending on size, but we've got one to give away to a MacRumors reader. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The giveaway will run from today (August 18) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 25. The winner will be chosen randomly on August 25 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.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Pro Hub Adapter From Satechi

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Satechi's Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapters, designed for Apple's 2016 and 2017 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. With these machines, a hub is a must because of the limited number of ports and the lack of USB-A.


Satechi's Pro Hub measures in at 4.5 inches long and 1.1 inches wide, and it plugs right into the side of a MacBook Pro, using two USB-C ports on either the left or right side (or just the one side on 13-inch non Touch Bar models).


Made of aluminum and available in either Silver or Space Gray, the hub matches well with the MacBook Pro, and at just 1.4 ounces, it's super portable and can even travel plugged right into your machine.


The Pro Hub features an HDMI port that supports 1080p video at 60Hz (4K at 30Hz), two USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, an SD card slot, and microSD card slot. The USB-C power delivery port supports 5K video (or 2x4K), 40Gb/s data transfer speeds, and passthrough charging up to 87W, so it works with all USB-C MacBook Pro models. The second USB-C port does not support passthrough charging, but offers data transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s.


Satechi sells the Pro Hub for $99, but we have three to give away to MacRumors readers for free. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (August 11) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 18. The winners will be chosen randomly on August 18 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom-Painted Black AirPods From BlackPods

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with BlackPods to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pair of AirPods that have been custom painted black.

Apple only offers the AirPods in white, a color that doesn't go well with the Jet Black and Matte Black iPhones, leading BlackPods to come up with a solution for customers who want unique black AirPods at a slightly higher cost.


BlackPods sells the BlackPods Classic, in a high-gloss black finish, and the BlackPods Stealth, in a matte satin finish. The glossy BlackPods Classic are available for $279, while the BlackPods Stealth are available for $299. Apple's AirPods are normally priced at $159, so that's a $120 to $140 premium, but the finish is impeccable.


According to BlackPods, the company uses a proprietary coating system that's been designed just for the AirPods, with a three-phase finishing procedure for a high-quality finish. Each pair of AirPods is hand finished and given a "rigorous" quality inspection.


In addition to selling AirPods directly, BlackPods also allows customers to send previously purchased AirPods for customization. The painting service costs $99 for glossy black and $119 for matte black. The process takes approximately 10 days and covers both the AirPods and the Case. Aside from the black paint, BlackPods are identical to standard AirPods.

We have one full set of BlackPods to give away to a MacRumors reader, with the winner able to choose either the Stealth or Classic finish. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (August 4) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 11. The winner will be chosen randomly on August 11 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.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Super Protective ‘Limitless’ iPhone Case From Mous

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Mous to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Limitless iPhone case from Mous.

Mous's iPhone cases started out as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that ultimately brought in nearly $2 million thanks to the impressive range of features offered.


Available for the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7 Plus, the Mous Limitless cases are equipped with AiroShock, which is a smart material that's meant to offer superior protection without adding a lot of bulk to Apple's super thin iPhones. Limitless cases add just over 2mm of thickness to the iPhone and weigh 42 grams.


With AiroShock, Limitless cases have a built-in micro air pocket structure that protects them from impacts, along with a raised front lip to keep the screen from cracking in case of a drop.


Cases are available in real materials like bamboo wood, black marble, black leather, kevlar carbon fiber, walnut wood, and white marble, to suit a range of tastes.

Along with drop protection, Limitless cases are built with magnets and a steel plate in the back, allowing them to work with accessories like a wall mount, which is included with the case for free, and an optional modular wallet and flex mount that can be used anywhere. All cases also ship with a screen protector for total device protection.


The included wall mount attaches to a flat surface using an adhesive strip and then attaches to the Limitless case using magnets. It's an ideal setup for using the iPhone in a kitchen or another spot where hands-free usage is helpful.


Mous's Limitless iPhone cases are normally priced at $35, but we have 10 cases to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older 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.

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The contest will run from today (July 28) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 4. The winners will be chosen randomly on August 4 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Winners will be able to choose the size and color of their choice, with all cases coming with a free wall mount and a free screen protector.

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