Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max will start delivering this Friday. Sadly, Apple has yet to include quick charging accessories with its latest iPhones, and AirPower is still nowhere to be seen. We’ve gotten together with RAVPower to get you started with both wireless and quick charging and have a great power bundle for you. In this bundle, you’ll win a 7.5/10W Qi-enabled Wireless Charger + QC 3.0 Charging Plug/Cable, a 16750mAh Power Bank with up to 2A output in each USB slot, and a 6-Port USB-C 60W Wall Charger. You’ll be receiving a total value of nearly $100 between all of the products included here. Keep reading for more information on how to enter.
Giveaway Stories September 20
Giveaway Stories September 8
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta starts on Monday for PlayStation gamers and Friday for Xbox/PC, and we’re here to help. If you’ve yet to pre-order the game but want to check out Blackout to see if the Black Ops 4 will be worth your hard-earned money, we’ve got you covered. We’re giving away 5 beta codes to Blackout which can be redeemed for any system. Keep reading for more information on how to enter.
Giveaway Stories August 17
School is just around the corner, and making sure your computer is ready can be a big deal for many. Sometimes, funds can be quite tight for students, so we’ve partnered up with Huawei to give away its latest MateBook D laptop ($629 value) to help get you prepared for the upcoming semester. The MateBook D packs a Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, giving you the perfect computer from writing notes to doing light photo or video work. You can learn more about the MateBook D in our announcement coverage. Curious how you can take this laptop home? Head below for details on how to enter.
Giveaway Stories February 6
It’s giveaway time! Today, we’ve partnered up with the Function101 team to give away 3 of the company’s Bento Stack accessory organizers. When we went hands-on with these back in December, you really loved this organizer, and so do we! Bento Stack is a fantastic way to organize your Apple accessories for when you’re on-the-go.
Giveaway Stories January 25
Update: …and our winner is @KJ_Mack, thanks to all that entered!
Anker first announced its Zolo lineup last June with a successful Kickstarter campaign that saw its Liberty wireless earbuds raise over $2.8 million. After going through the manufacturing process, these AirPod competitors are now available for purchase at an affordable $99.99.
We’ve partnered with Anker to giveaway a pair of its truly wireless earphones, offering our readers a chance to cut the cord on their next workout. Head below for a brief hands-on look and to learn how you can win these earphones for yourself.
Giveaway Stories January 22
All electronics look the same. You and a friend might have the same phone, laptop, or even gaming console. Sure, there are sometimes different variations within devices, be it black or white, or maybe Xbox One X compared to the normal Xbox One S.
No matter what, though, the stylings of the units will always look the same. Similarly, gaming consoles, in particular, stand out when they are on an entertainment center, which can sometimes be the goal, and other times be the exact opposite of what you want. Head below to read our full thoughts from installation to final product on Toast for the Xbox One X.
Giveaway Stories March 2, 2016
Update (3/9 11:30am): @interactivlogic, @dan_kruger and @colton_key are our winners! Thanks for reading and entering our contest.
Since the Apple Watch was first released last Spring, we’ve seen a plethora of alternative bands for this timepiece. Apple has a handful of official options. You can also find cost-effective alternatives on Amazon. As the accessory market has grown, one of our favorite trends has been established watchmakers that have developed their own line of third-party bands.
Throne Watches out of Brooklyn, NY has leaned on its expertise to craft a couple of different options designed specifically for Apple’s device. Today, we’re launching a giveaway that will deliver a new handcrafted watch band to three lucky 9to5Toys readers. Head below to find out how you can win one for yourself!
Giveaway Stories December 4, 2015
Update (12/12 1:00pm): We’ve chosen our winners – @DHermanStudio, @refxian220 and @asura. Thank you to everyone that entered our contest!
Increasing app and photo file sizes have made managing mobile device storage tougher than ever. At one time or another, we’ve all run out of space on our iPhones and as a result were unable to snap a memorable picture or download an important document. An easy way to overcome this issue (outside of buying a new device) is to backup data more frequently and offload large media files with a USB flash drive.
We’ve teamed up with SanDisk to give away three of its best-selling mobile device storage solutions: 32GB iXpand Lightning Flash Drive ($80 value), 128GB Connect Wireless Stick ($100 value), and 32GB Dual USB Drive Type-C ($50 value). Head below for more details on each of these products and learn how you can win one for yourself! expand full story
Giveaway Stories November 14, 2015
Update (11/21 11:45am): @Michael_Suit, @Oren3530, and @Rickvdl25 are our winners. Thanks for entering the giveaway!
It’s been a busy couple months for mophie. The popular iOS and Android accessory maker, famous for its juice pack battery cases, has introduced its slimmest iPhone offering to date plus a slew of external power supplies.
Today, we’re partnering with mophie to giveaway three juice pack reserve iPhone 6/s Battery Cases to three lucky 9to5Toys readers. Head below for more details and to learn how you can win one for yourself.
Giveaway Stories October 24, 2015
Update (10/31 10:30am): @RyanWBeam is our winner, thanks for reading!
Gone are the days of complicated 5.1-channel home theater setups. If you’re anything like myself, a simple system that offers a number of features in a small package will do the job. There are a number of options available but two of our favorite come from Polk Audio. This week, we’ve partnered with Polk to giveaway the SB1 Wireless Multi-Room Soundbar and Subwoofer ($700 value) and a S2 Wireless Multi-room speaker ($180 value). Head below for more details and to learn how you can win one for yourself.
Giveaway Stories October 4, 2015
Update (10/10 11:00am): @JessMessOhYes is our winner. Thank you for entering our contest this week!
There are thousands of headphone options on the market today. Most consumers (and our readers) are pretty picky about the style and connectivity used to enjoy their music. Some are fans of over-ear designs while others prefer earbuds.
No matter your preference, build quality is likely at the top of your list if you’re looking for a serious pair of headphones. We recently reviewed the Trinity Delta earbuds, which are one of the more unique pairs of earbuds that we’ve seen. Primarily because each set is individually carved out of a solid block of aluminum. It’s quite impressive.
Head below to find out how you can win a pair for yourself plus an exclusive 20% discount for 9to5Toys readers.
Giveaway Stories September 19, 2015
Update (9/26 4:00pm): @CodyMcDavis is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest.
It has been a big month for Apple devices, with new iPads, iPhones, Apple TV and impending updated software releasing across all platforms. With multi-tasking coming to Apple’s tablets, it’s as powerful as ever for professionals that create content on the go. All of this technology means that we’re carrying around more gear than ever.
One of our favorite products for hauling this gear comes way of Los Angeles and This is Ground. The recently released Mod Laptop 2 features top level craftsmanship and an acute attention to detail. With space for all the aforementioned gear this new leather bag checks all the boxes for us.
Read on for more details and to learn how you can win a Mod 2 Laptop in your choice of color and style.
Giveaway Stories September 12, 2015
Update (9/19 2:00pm) @kevincastillo is our winner, thank you for reading!
In case you didn’t know, we’re big fans of American made products around here. One of our favorite brands comes way of Portland, Oregon. Schoolhouse Electric has been pumping beautiful home goods out of their old school factory for years. If you’re in need of a unique piece to set your living room or kitchen a part, these are the guys you need to look up.
This week, we’re giving away one of Schoolhouse Electric’s new Kennedy Clocks. Read on to learn how you can win one for yourself.
Giveaway Stories August 29, 2015
Update (9/5 12:15pm): Our winners are: @adamandrew, @frankvincent90 and @JeffBaynham – thank you for entering our contest!
Smart home automation is getting a lot of attention these days. With Apple’s HomeKit right around the corner, now is the time to outfit your living room, kitchen and outdoor spaces with the latest technology. Belkin and 9to5Toys are partnering together to bring three lucky readers a complete WeMo lighting package, including the new Lightify series, valued at over $400.
Head below to learn how you can win. expand full story
Giveaway Stories August 22, 2015
Update (8/29 12:01pm) @danielxsean is our winner – thanks for entering our contest!
Last week, Jaybird released the latest rendition of its Bluetooth earbuds: the X2. We positively reviewed this new set as “simply amazing” and a “dream to use”. This week, we’ve partnered with Jaybird to giveaway a pair of Ice X2’s to our readers.
Head below for full details on Jaybird’s latest set of earbuds and how you can win a pair for yourself.
Giveaway Stories August 15, 2015
Update (8/22 12:15pm): @imcg_17, @pz_smith17, @johnhickeyjr are our winners. Thanks for following!
MacBook and iPad cases are a dime a dozen now. There are plenty of options to protect your cherished device. But what about for those that are looking for a little more style? That’s where Blackbox Case comes in. Straight out of Golden, Colorado, Greg and his crew of engineers and craftsmen are cranking out handmade wooden cases from bamboo for your MacBooks or iPads.
This week we’ve partnered with Blackbox to give away three cases to our readers, worth up to $189 each. Head below for more details on how you can win one for yourself.
Giveaway Stories August 8, 2015
Update (8/15 10:10am): @Pixelbud is our winner – thank you to everyone for entering our contest! Back in March we were introduced to Olio’s Connected Timepiece, the brain child of former Beats by Dre and Google product designer Steve Jacobs. Since then, this Apple Watch competitor has enjoyed monstrous success as it sold out of its entire first run of watches.
These high-end devices were thoughtfully crafted to curate the myriad of notifications that come from iPhone and Androids so users aren’t bombarded with a constant stream of distractions. This unique design delivers an individualized “personal assistant” experience.
Today, 9to5Toys is happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Olio to giveaway one of its gorgeous Black Collection timepieces, valued at $795. Head below to find out how you can enter to win it.
Giveaway Stories July 24, 2015
Update (7/24 4:35pm): All the codes are gone! You can still save 50% off by visiting this page.
We’ve partnered with ThnkDev to give away fifty free licenses of its popular Mac OS X utility: QuickRes. We recommended this app in our review and have found it to be a must-have partner for your built-in or external display.
Head below for full details on the app and to learn how you can grab one for yourself. expand full story
Giveaway Stories July 19, 2015
Update (7/25 1:00pm): @Nicky_Rizzles is our winner, thanks for reading!
This week 9to5Toys will be giving away a pair of Grain Audio’s new OEHP.01 Over-Ear Solid Wood Headphones. Grain Audio has been around for awhile, best known for their wooden Bluetooth and bookshelf speakers. Made from solid Walnut, these headphones are the first over-ear offering from this audio manufacturer.
Head below for more details and to find out how you could win a pair: expand full story
Giveaway Stories July 13, 2015
Update (7/20 5:00pm): @tommychen and @mr_avery are our winners – thank you to everyone for entering our giveaway!
In celebration of the 10th year anniversary of microSD cards, SanDisk is partnering with 9to5Toys to give readers the chance to win one of its 200GB microSD storage options. This is the “world’s first” card of its type with that amount of space for storing photos, videos, files and more.
Head below for the full details on how you can win one of these microSD cards for your MacBook, phone or digital camera. expand full story
Giveaway Stories July 11, 2015
Update (7/18 7:30pm): @jamesthomasbyrd is our winner, thanks for entering the contest!
We have highlighted many talented companies, groups and individuals in our Small States series as the artisan subset of American manufacturers has seen a rebirth over the last decade. Not only are there quality goods being handcrafted on a daily basis from Brooklyn to Portland, people are changing their lives around just to pursue a passion of creating beautiful products with their hands.
Erol Chandler is no exception to this movement. After a career that has included two Master’s Degrees, a stint as a middle school science teacher and truck driver, it was time to start a new adventure. At thirty years old and armed with a lifetime of interest in making things by hand, A-Lamp Design was born in Oregon. Now, Erol is taking to Kickstarter to share his skills and bring a little light to everyone’s home. expand full story
Giveaway Stories June 28, 2015
Update (7/4 12:01pm): @ScottTodd77 is our winner, thank you to everyone that entered our contest this week.
Chances are, your desk looks like a mess. Pens scattered everywhere, notepads strewn about and a terrible looking mouse pad you got for free. It’s time to get your act together and look like the boss you really are.
Luckily, Owen and Fred is here to help you out. One of our favorite American-made companies is back with a killer new line of accessories – the Desk Essentials – that will make your workspace more efficient and better looking. Head below for more details on how you can outfit your workspace with this new collection expand full story
Giveaway Stories June 20, 2015
Update (6/27 12:15pm): @cheeyi is our winner, thank you for entering our giveaway.
Earlier this month, Grovemade announced the newest member of its desk collection: the Trackpad Tray. Since then, we’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with the Walnut rendition that wraps Apple’s Magic Trackpad in a beautifully crafted piece of wood. Grovemade has taken extra steps to deliver a one-of-a-kind American made home for one of our favorite Apple accessories.
Head below for all of our thoughts on the Trackpad Tray and to find out how you can win one for yourself. expand full story
Giveaway Stories June 10, 2015
Update (6/18 11:45am): @kbranch is our winner – thanks to everyone for entering our giveaway!
With most Apple Watch orders finally being fulfilled, the accessories market for the new timepiece is beginning to take shape. We have already reviewed a handful of options for keeping Apple’s latest device charged and displayed. While these products offer unique solutions to power management, there is still room for developing this product category.
DODOcase, purveyors of handcrafted goods in San Francisco, is leaning on its talents to create a dock for Apple Watch and iPhone whether your on the road or at home. We’ve spent a few weeks with the Dual Charging Dock Organizer, head below for our full review and details on how you could win one for yourself. expand full story
Giveaway Stories May 30, 2015
Update (6/6 11:30am): @andrewcurryla is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest!
In case you forgot, Father’s Day is coming up quickly. With about three weeks to go, it is time to start seriously figuring out what you are going to get Pops this year. In hopes that you’ll skip the Amazon gift card for 2015, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gear and toys that Dad is sure to love, plus a pretty nice giveaway too.
We’ve already told you the story of TM1985 – a company from Brooklyn that puts out meticulously crafted backpacks, travel and home goods. If Dad is into quality products that also have an exceptional story, then go no further than TM1985’s offerings this year. Our favorite product from Tielor McBride’s line is the Roll Top Back Pack.
Head below for more information, including our top picks for Father’s Day and how you can receive 25% off all TM1985 products or win a Roll Top Back Pack for yourself.