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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to give five MacRumors readers a chance to win either a Nomad Pod or a Nomad Stand for the Apple Watch.

The Nomad Pod is a compact Apple Watch stand and charger that includes an 1800 mAh battery for charging your Apple Watch even when away from home. The two-piece Pod includes a handy hidden cord wrap and a brushed aluminum cover held in place by magnets. It ships with a keychain-sized Nomad Micro-USB cable to keep it charged, and a rubber backing on the bottom keeps it secure on any surface.

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The palm-sized Nomad Pod works with all open-band Apple Watches and it is available in Space Gray or Silver for $59.95.

Nomad's Stand for Apple Watch is a precision machined aluminum charging stand that has a svelte curved design. Also available in either Space Gray or Silver, the Nomad Stand is an ultra simple stand with a clever non-visible side channel for hiding the Apple Watch cable.

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It includes a non-slip rubber foot at the bottom to prevent it from moving around on a desk or a nightstand, and its design lets it work with all of Apple's watch bands, from the Sport Band to the Link Bracelet. It retails for $69.95.

Five MacRumors readers will be able to win either a Nomad Stand or a Nomad Pod, with each winner being able to pick the product of their choice. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter your email address. Your email address will not be given to any will be used solely for contact and shipping purposes.

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.

The contest will run from today (September 4) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific time on September 11. The winners will be chosen randomly on September 11 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address. The prizes will be shipped to the winners for free.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Nomad Pod or Nomad Stand for Apple Watch
 

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Those vertical stands will loose half of their usefulness latest with Watch OS 2, - at least the nightstand mode requires the :apple:Watch to be in horizontal state.
 
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Those vertical stands will loose half of their usefulness latest with Watch OS 2, - at least the nightstand mode requires the :apple:Watch to be in horizontal state.

Yeah, a lot of stands are going to lose some appeal. There will probably be a decent number of people who won't use Nightstand Mode though. I'm not sure I will since I already use my phone and have to keep it at my nightstand anyway.
 
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Yeah, a lot of stands are going to lose some appeal. There will probably be a decent number of people who won't use Nightstand Mode though. I'm not sure I will since I already use my phone and have to keep it at my nightstand anyway.

I did use it every night since in those betas. The only issue I have: display turns off after certain time.
It is kind of annoying, when waking up at night, because you can't read time without touching the watch.
 
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I actually pre-ordered the battery one. One week before "shipping" deadline I get an email stating that they made great progress and would be shipping within the next 6 weeks. I emailed them and said that is too long so please change it for the stand for me. They emailed back saying that the "6weeks" was for current orders and mine would be shipped on time.

One day before "onetime shipping" I get a second email saying that progress is still good but it got delayed another two weeks. AKA they lied to me so I canceled and vowed to never use them again due to the lie.
 
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rubberfish

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Those vertical stands will loose half of their usefulness latest with Watch OS 2, - at least the nightstand mode requires the :apple:Watch to be in horizontal state.

Actually you can balance the watch on its side on this stand. I do and night mode works fine
 

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C DM

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Whatever they say, the fact that they shout out these offers but then at the end it is only for US Citizens, is really annoying for THE REST OF THE WORLD.
Residents vs. citizens. There are unfortunately reasons for that, as annoying as those might be.
 
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C DM

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Pffft

Imgur, one of the most popular image hosts and communities on the internet, is able to give away a year's supply of Bacon for free to anyone in the world.

MacRumors can't manage to give away a piece of digital software - or an Apple Watch stand - to anyone outside the U.S.

Try harder.
Wasn't a recent giveaway of a Mac game essentially worldwide?
 
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Sheza

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Wasn't a recent giveaway of a Mac game essentially worldwide?
It wasn't a Mac Rumors give away, the publisher of the game did so on many sites so I believe the publisher of the game had the giveaway laws figured out. It is possible, you see, MR just isn't trying hard enough.
 
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C DM

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It wasn't a Mac Rumors give away, the publisher of the game did so on many sites so I believe the publisher of the game had the giveaway laws figured out. It is possible, you see, MR just isn't trying hard enough.
Of course things are possible, doesn't mean it's practical for anyone to do it. It's possible for men to go to the moon, yet pretty much no matter how any of us here would even want to try it's pretty much guaranteed that none of us will ever get there.
 
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Sheza

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Of course things are possible, doesn't mean it's practical for anyone to do it. It's possible for men to go to the moon, yet pretty much no matter how any of us here would even want to try it's pretty much guaranteed that none of us will ever get there.
But global giveaways have been done, by many people many times!
 
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But global giveaways have been done, by many people many times!
Just as they haven't been done by many people many other times. The underlying point there is that even if many have done something doesn't mean that many others can do the same (for all kinds of reasons), or even if they can that it might be more work, resources, and/or hassle than it's worth (again for all kinds of reasons). In a case like this the factor of doing it all right might also be in play--it's quite possible that many who have done something similar might not have truly complied with everything necessary but did it anyway, while someone else might not be willing to do it like that. Ultimately, yes it would be great if it could be done, and yes it is in a sense annoying that it isn't, but that's really all it is, annoying at most.
 
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If you win, allow a few months for it to ship, as that's how long I had to wait for my stand to arrive. Crap company.

I contacted them a month after their original "ship" date and they responded that they would be shipping in another 3-4 weeks. Contacted them well after that new ship date had passed and was told they would be shipping in another 3-4 weeks. Said to hell with it, and canceled.

To be fair, they were prompt with my refund.
 
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Dualica 01

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As the US is only a (small) part of the worldwide community of macrumors users, it might be an idea to stop these giveaways...
I've noticed an increasing number of users that are unsatisfied with the way this is handled. I do believe that there are regulations macrumors has to respect, but since it causes a lot of displeasure...

Just my 2 cents
 
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tmoerel

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Residents vs. citizens. There are unfortunately reasons for that, as annoying as those might be.

Then GeoFence those messages instead of showing the rest of the world they are '2nd rate MacRumors Citizens'
 
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C DM

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Then GeoFence those messages instead of showing the rest of the world they are '2nd rate MacRumors Citizens'
Because a limited giveaway really insults others. So many things in life don't apply to everyone because of all kinds of reasons and something as completely irrelevant as a giveaway is as far from insulting as it gets. Why aren't those under 18 complaining that they can't participate? Why aren't people from one country complaining about not being able to participate in some other country's lotto?
 
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