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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Think Tank Photo to give away an Urban Approach 15 Mirrorless Backpack that's designed to hold an iPad, a laptop, camera gear, and tons more. Think Tank Photo is actually a site that specializes in photography gear, so this is a giveaway oriented at those of you who need to lug around a camera, a MacBook, and all the relevant accessories.

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Think Tank Photo sells a whole range of backpacks and messenger bags that can accommodate cameras and equipment of different sizes. The Urban Approach 15 Mirrorless Backpack is specifically designed for mirrorless cameras like the Sony a7r or the Olympus OM-D line.

It comes with a bunch of customizable compartments to hold your camera and lenses, with removable foam dividers so it can also be used to store other gear. There's a dedicated zipper pocket in the back that can hold an iPad and a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro or smaller. As you can see in the photos, it's able to hold multiple cameras with lenses attached plus extra lenses.

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The fabric is water-resistant thanks to a water repellant coating, and it's made of ballistic nylon with leather accents for maximum durability. There's a holder for a tripod and a pass-through handle so it can be attached to luggage when traveling. It includes several internal organizer pockets for cables, memory cards, and batteries, there's a lockable zipper to prevent theft, and a rain cover.

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To enter to win the Urban Approach 15 Mirrorless Backpack from Think Tank Photo, use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter your email address. Your email address will not be given to any third party and is used solely for contact 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.

This contest will run from today (July 10) at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time through 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time on July 17. The winner will be chosen randomly on July 17 and will be contacted by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address or a new winner will be chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Think Tank Photo Backpack That'll Hold Your MacBook and Camera Gear
 

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Thank goodness it's US only. I'd look like a right plonker walking around in london with that monstrosity!
 

zorinlynx

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A Macbook Pro with a Kensington slot? I miss that.

I think people just finally realized how useless they are for theft prevention.

We were surplussing ancient equipment at work recently, which included monitors that have kensington slots. Of course they had lock cables on them, and of course nobody had the key handy. So I just grabbed the lock and pulled moderately hard. It came right out.

Kensington lock slots are only slightly more useful than a sign that says "please do not steal me".
 

zorinlynx

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Thank goodness it's US only. I'd look like a right plonker walking around in london with that monstrosity!

I've found walking around any large, dense city with a big backpack can be problematic. You tend to bop people with it when you turn around, and any jerk behind you can unzip it and steal your stuff without you knowing, or even worse just be an ******* and open it all the way so your stuff spills out onto the sidewalk.

I almost learned this lesson the hard way when I walked through NYC with my backpack and found it half unzipped when I got on the subway. Luckily nothing was missing...
 

Pakaku

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I think people just finally realized how useless they are for theft prevention.

We were surplussing ancient equipment at work recently, which included monitors that have kensington slots. Of course they had lock cables on them, and of course nobody had the key handy. So I just grabbed the lock and pulled moderately hard. It came right out.

Kensington lock slots are only slightly more useful than a sign that says "please do not steal me".
Yanking the hardware off its lock leaves a huge hole where the lock used to be... so how is a thief going to explain that?
 

NY Guitarist

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I'm using a LowePro bag that is too small for bigger photo outings so I'd be REALLY happy to win this bag. :D
 
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WordsmithMR

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Shhhhh don't bump this! They may have contacted the first winner and they didn't see the email... In which case it goes to the next guy. But they may see this notification... :p
 
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