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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rugged 100W USB-C Cable From Nomad

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a rugged, high-quality USB-C cable designed for Apple's latest Macs that use USB-C and other USB-C accessories like the Nintendo Switch or Android smartphones.

Priced at $39.95, Nomad's USB-C cable supports full 100W power transfer and 10Gb/s USB 3.1 data transfer speeds, making it compatible with all of Apple's USB-C devices. It will charge your MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or 15-inch MacBook Pro at full speed paired with an appropriate power adapter.


With more and more device manufacturers adopting USB-C, it's always useful to have an extra USB-C cable around, especially because Apple's USB-C power adapters designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro models don't ship with USB-C cables. If you want to pick up a spare, you'll need to buy a cable separately.


Nomad describes its USB-C cable as "ultra rugged" because it's made from a braided ballistic nylon and an extra thick wire gauge with a polyamide core, making it resistant to wear and tear from daily use. Nomad has also included reinforced RF shielding for fast data sync, along with a thick fire resistant PVC jacket.


The cable measures in at 1M in length, an ideal size for use at home or when traveling, and you can be sure that it's going to hold up well even if you're a little rough with it.


We have eight of Nomad's USB-C cables 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 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, 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 (May 4) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 11. The winners will be chosen randomly on May 11 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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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a rugged, high-quality USB-C cable designed for Apple's latest Macs that use USB-C and other USB-C accessories like the Nintendo Switch or Android smartphones.

Priced at $39.95, Nomad's USB-C cable supports full 100W power transfer and 10Gb/s USB 3.1 data transfer speeds, making it compatible with all of Apple's USB-C devices. It will charge your MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or 15-inch MacBook Pro at full speed paired with an appropriate power adapter.


With more and more device manufacturers adopting USB-C, it's always useful to have an extra USB-C cable around, especially because Apple's USB-C power adapters designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro models don't ship with USB-C cables. If you want to pick up a spare, you'll need to buy a cable separately.


Nomad describes its USB-C cable as "ultra rugged" because it's made from a braided ballistic nylon and an extra thick wire gauge with a polyamide core, making it resistant to wear and tear from daily use. Nomad has also included reinforced RF shielding for fast data sync, along with a thick fire resistant PVC jacket.


The cable measures in at 1M in length, an ideal size for use at home or when traveling, and you can be sure that it's going to hold up well even if you're a little rough with it.


We have eight of Nomad's USB-C cables 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 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, 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 (May 4) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 11. The winners will be chosen randomly on May 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.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rugged 100W USB-C Cable From Nomad
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more and more cables...there are about three USB cables...small end, smaller end and big end, then we have thundersomething and iphone connection cables....when will it end...why not just ONE cable....someone is trying to drive us all nuts and make money doingit.
 
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more and more cables...there are about three USB cables...small end, smaller end and big end, then we have thundersomething and iphone connection cables....when will it end...why not just ONE cable....someone is trying to drive us all nuts and make money doingit.
In theory, that's what the USB-C should do. Some USB-C cables are better than others. Just like anything else I suppose.
 
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In theory, that's what the USB-C should do. Some USB-C cables are better than others. Just like anything else I suppose.

No, not even in theory: if you look up the USB-C specs, there are several types of USB-C to USB-C cable by design.

So, all cables have legacy USB 2 (which has a separate, dedicated pair of wires), there are cables with/without USB 3.1 and a couple of different power ratings - all enforced by a cable ID chip in anything but the lowest rated cable - so you can’t push a compliant cable beyond its specs (although, who knows what non-compliant cables there are on fleabay...)

I think the spec allows for USB 3.1 gen 1 only cables that won’t carry gen 2 signals, but I don’t think they made it into reality. Then there are passive Thunderbolt-rated cables (which can do USB 3) and active Thunderbolt cables (USB 2 only, but needed for 40Gbps Thunderbolt over more than 0.5m) both potentially in two power ratings.
 
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different power ratings - all enforced by a cable ID chip
So, if I hook one of these up to a 10,000 volt socket then the chip will protect my Mac?
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The winners will be chosen randomly on May 11 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond...
You're announcing the winners on a Friday and giving then 48 hours to respond? Not everyone spends their weekends checking their mail.
 
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So, if I hook one of these up to a 10,000 volt socket then the chip will protect my Mac?
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You're announcing the winners on a Friday and giving then 48 hours to respond? Not everyone spends their weekends checking their mail.

I typically do email on Fridays, but when I do, I give an extra day in leeway specifically for this reason. I will also sometimes hold emails until Mondays. I fully understand that some people may not be at the computer on non work days, so I try to make sure to give everyone ample time to respond even though our official policy is 48 hours. Most of the time, people respond within a couple of hours and it hasn't been a problem.
 
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