MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Pad & Quill Apple Watch Band or iPhone Case

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    For this week's giveaway, we've partnered again with Pad & Quill, the maker of premium MacBook, iPhone, and iPad cases and other accessories. Pad & Quill is kindly offering prizes from its lines of leather watch bands and iPhone cases to the lucky winners.

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    Pad & Quill's Lowry line of leather watch bands come in a cuff style and a standard band style. The Lowry Cuff is sized specifically for 42mm Apple Watch models while the Lowry Band is available for both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch models. They're all made of full-grain vegetable tanned leather and feature nickel-finished hardware and 25-year leather warranties. The Cuff retails for $129.95 and the Band is $109.95.

    The company's Classic Band, which Contributing Editor Mitchel Broussard found to be durable and professional-looking, is available for both 38mm and 42mm watch models in several colors with the choice between stainless steel and polished black for the metal hardware. The Classic Band retails for $99.95.

    Pad & Quill makes several iPhone cases in various styles, including the wood-framed leather portfolio style Luxury Book for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus, which costs $109.95, and the leather Bella Vida wallet case, which costs $74.95.

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    Four winners will be chosen. The first two winners can choose one Lowry Cuff or Band or Classic Band in the size and color of their choice. The second two winners can choose any one iPhone case from Pad & Quill's entire case line-up.

    To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter your email address. Your email address will not be given to any third party and will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners. 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.



    This contest will run from today (November 20) at 12:00 pm Pacific time through 12:00 pm Pacific time on November 27. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 30 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 Pad & Quill Apple Watch Band or iPhone Case
     
  2. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

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    .... Is it just me, to does attaching something that's leather stitched and sloppy completely gaudy looking when paired with such a sleek device? These aftermarket bands are..... pretty bad...
     
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Pad & Quill make some quality products.
     
  4. DanielSw macrumors 6502

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    It's just you. Get over it.
     
  5. sshambles, Nov 20, 2015
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    Not just you. I agree. This one does look particularly sloppy.
    (Their phone cases look better quality though).

    That said, proper decent ones like the Hermes ones look pretty fantastic.

    This one has been popping up in the adspace for me on MacRumors - looks pretty nice. http://www.hellonomad.com/products/strap?gclid=CNy3xMmeoMkCFQcdaQod6-kIbA
     
  6. adamneer, Nov 20, 2015
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    Agreed. As someone who spent a few months learning (obsessing over) the techniques of hand stitching leather, I can confirm that these bands have poor stitchwork. The leather is at least cut well (obviously using a die cutter), but the double stitching at the ends is far too bulky and it looks like the stitches aren't aligned well enough for the full length of the stitch. I'm also not a big fan of unfinished ends on softer leather like this - they will likely start to fray a bit after a while, which will make the nicely cut edges look like they were cut with a pair of children's scissors.

    The Hermes bands are by far the nicest looking leather bands available for the Apple Watch, but then, Hermes makes some of the finest hand stitched merchandise available, if not most expensive.

    p.s. This is a sunglasses case I stitched by hand - the stitches aren't perfect, but better than the PaQ straps, at least in my opinion:
     

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  7. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes I think these 'giveaways' are just opportunities to gather email information. Just saying'.

    And yeah, quality doesn't look that good....
     
  8. deany macrumors 68030

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    I gave up after realising all the opt ins.
    Talk about jumping through hoops.
     
  9. iPhysicist macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely.
    This work is plain ugly.
    I agree that the only way to get their stuff to the people is doing these frequent give aways. WHO considers these bands as nice looking also wears a pair of jeans with jumbo stitching.
     
  10. MH01 Suspended

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    Nice bands. Though watch bands are personal preference
     
  11. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, these bands are cheap & ugly looking, as well as way over priced.

    I guess that's why they keep showing up on these free giveaways, no one will buy them!!
     
  12. SurferPup, Nov 21, 2015
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    I wish Australians were eligible to enter MacRumours' competitions. :(
     

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