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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with MAXOAK to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bluetti portable power station and an accompanying solar panel. Bluetti makes a range of portable power station options that are useful for camping, emergencies, power outages, off-grid living, and similar situations.

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The Bluetti EB70 is a solid middle of the road option that offers 716Wh and support for electronics that draw up to 700W at a $599 price point.

Available in either red or black with a convenient carrying handle, the EB70 is equipped with a number of plug and port options. It includes four Pure Sine Wave AC outlets, two 5V/3A USB-A ports, two 100W USB-C ports, two 12V/10A DC outputs, one 12V/10A car port, and a 15W wireless charging pad right at the top.

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With support for up to 700W, it's powerful enough to support appliances that draw more power like heaters and mini refrigerators while also leaving the ports open for iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices. The USB-C ports are able to charge the 16-inch MacBook Pro at close to full speed.

MAXOAK says the EB70 is designed with an ultra-stable battery that will allow it to last for 2,500 cycles before it reaches 80 percent capacity. This technology also prevents short circuiting and issues with overcurrent, overvoltage, overloading, and overheating. It has an LCD screen that displays power draw and battery level, plus it's equipped with a built-in flashlight.

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The Bluetti EB55 is more affordable at $499, and it offers the same support for appliances up to 700W, but a lower 537Wh capacity. It has four AC outlets, one 100W USB-C port, two 12V/10A DC outputs, four 5V/3A USB-A ports, and a 15W wireless charging pad, along with all of the other features of the Bluetti EB70.

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For those looking for something more compact, Bluetti has the 500Wh 300W AC50S, which has a dual handle design and a colorful chassis. It features two AC ports, four USB-A ports, a 45W USB-C ports, two 12V/3A ports, a 12V/10A car port, and a 10W wireless charging pad, along with a built-in LCD.

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To go along with the Bluetti power stations, MAXOAK makes solar panels. The $549 Bluetti PV200 200W Solar Panel is a fold down solar panel that MAXOAK says has a conversion efficiency of 23.4 percent, which lets it charge up the EB70 to full in three to four hours.

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Smaller Bluetti power stations pair well with the more affordable Bluetti PV120 120W Solar Panel, which has a smaller, more portable design that's easier to carry around.

We have three Bluetti prize package for MacRumors readers. The grand prize winner will get the EB70 plus the PV200 Solar Panel, while two second place winners will get the EB55 and the PV200 Solar Panel. Three third place winners will get the AC50S and the PV120 Solar Panel.

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 MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (September 3) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 10. The winners will be chosen randomly on September 10 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station and 200W Solar Panel
 
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neoelectronaut

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These sorts of power stations are neat. Bought a Aviva S180 prior to evacuating and it’s come in handy a few times. Wish I had nabbed the larger M470, but hurricane conditions are gonna be few and far between and the extra capacity it offers would be wasted most of the time.
 
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Albright

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You'd think Tesla would make something like this.
I'm guessing this sort of thing is too "down-market" for Tesla. They do $50,000+ cars and wall-sized battery installations, not portable little devices like this.

But that's fine. We shouldn't be slavishly dedicated to brands. It's fine to patronize less-glamorous brands sometimes. (Yes, I realize I am posting this on a forum of a web site dedicated to Apple products.)
 

Westside guy

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Won’t let me participate. I don’t have any social accounts to verify. o_O
You don't need such things. You enter with your email address; you get an extra entry for being a MR Forum member; and you only have to visit MR's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages to pick up those extra entries - regardless of whether you have accounts with those sites.

The only entry that requires you having an account is the one for Twitter.
 

JosephAW

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You don't need such things. You enter with your email address; you get an extra entry for being a MR Forum member; and you only have to visit MR's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages to pick up those extra entries - regardless of whether you have accounts with those sites.

The only entry that requires you having an account is the one for Twitter.
I tried safari and brave but I get this:
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Westside guy

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I tried safari and brave but I get this:

Well that's weird - I don't allow any of those and I am able to enter using Safari.

Are you clicking on the link that's here in the forum - in the first post, towards the bottom - that has the text "Bluetti Giveaway"? Because that one works for me, while the one posted directly in the front page story does not (unless I give gleam.io extra permissions, which I will never do).
 

Carlanga

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Nice, this is stuff that I need for my yearly hurricane season living in a hurricane prone island and if I win that would save me some $, thanks for the opportunity MR!
 

alphaswift

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I'm guessing this sort of thing is too "down-market" for Tesla. They do $50,000+ cars and wall-sized battery installations, not portable little devices like this.

But that's fine. We shouldn't be slavishly dedicated to brands. It's fine to patronize less-glamorous brands sometimes. (Yes, I realize I am posting this on a forum of a web site dedicated to Apple products.)

I think Tesla is big enough to put fingers in different pies. Apple only sold computers, but used their computing experience to develop phones. Tesla has kind of done the same thing with Powerwalls, but I think they could do much more.
 
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