contests - Macenstein

Happy Birthday to us! Macenstein turns 8 and we’re giving YOU presents!

My goodness, where does the time go!? It seems like only yesterday we decided to stop wasting our time reading Mac sites and instead waste our time running one, and now here we are, celebrating our eight year anniversary. And like most 8-year olds we are not nearly as cute as we used to be – lots of missing teeth and adult teeth too big for our mouths mixed in with creepy small... Read More

Enter to WIN: Hercules Laptop Backpack from EC-BC

ECBC Hercules laptop backpack 02

*****THANK YOU WE HAVE OUR WINNER, THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATS TO FAITHFUL MACENSTEIN READER BOB!****** For months I have been the subject of ridicule by my co-workers, family and, yes, even strangers, who have all deemed my current laptop backpack “girly”. Sure, it has a nice plaid pattern to the front and a couple pink bows and a small unicorn on the pocket,... Read More

Enter to Win: X-Doria iPad mini case

x-doria iPad mini case

Uh oh! Valentine’s Day is THIS WEEK and you once again forgot to get your significant other ANYTHING! And who can blame you? After all, you spent so much on the iPad mini you got him/her for Christmas, you probably figured that would cover you at LEAST through Memorial Day. Well, you’d be wrong, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our good friends over... Read More

Enter to win: We’re giving away THREE Ballistic Tough Jacket’s for iPad

THANK YOU WE HAVE OUR WINNERS – THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED With news that the new iPad mini (and possibly even a brand new BIG iPad) may be announced next Tuesday, we know a good percentage of you will be throwing your old iPad off rooftops or “accidentally” running them over in an attempt to justify buying the new Apple gear. But for the rest of you who need... Read More


verbatim storage giveaway

THANK YOU WE HAVE OUR WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS TO FAITHFUL MACENSTEIN READER GRACE! Uh oh! Only 19 and half more weeks until Christmas, and you know what that means! It’s BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! YEAH! Everyone loves school! Wait, you DON’T love school? Well, it’s probably because you’re worried you’ll forget something – in fact, the fear of forgetting... Read More

ENTER TO WIN: a Cubik Speaker system from Palo Alto Audio

Cubik Speaker

THANK YOU, WE HAVE OUR WINNER. CONGRATULATIONS TO FAITHFUL MACENSTEIN READER Christopher! A quick look at the iTunes charts makes it pretty clear that most of you have HORRIBLE taste in music. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but it’s true. But the good news is, no matter how bad your favorite songs are, they’re going to sound great if you win our latest contest,... Read More


adventure adventure time mimobot flash drive

THANK YOU WE HAVE OUR WINNER. THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED What time is it?!? Time for two lucky readers to win a 16 GB Adventure Time Mimobot of your choice! That’s right, we’ve teamed up once again with our good friends at Mimoco to give TWO of you a chance to win a 16 GB Mimobot flash drive of your choosing. Jake, Finn, Princess Bubblegum, and Fiona are all available for... Read More

Enter to Win: an iTwin remote file access USB thingy!


No, an iTwin is NOT one half of a set of identical Mac Chicks (although that WOULD be pretty sweet), but it’s the next best thing! It’s a secure file sharing device that works with both Macs and PC’s that allows you to access any files or drives on one computer from another, anywhere in the world, with no monthly fees! Take THAT, Dropbox, iCloud, and a couple... Read More

We’re giving away TWO pairs of Wicked Audio 3D Series headphones

Well it’s almost Mother’s Day and once again you haven’t gotten your mom ANYTHING, have you? Well don’t worry, we have the PERFECT gift for Mom! These 3D stereo headphones from Wicked Audio! What makes them the perfect gift? Well, she probably won’t want them, which means YOU get to keep them AND pretend you thought of her! It’s a Win Win! Wicked... Read More

We’re giving away 500 free codes for MotionX Sleep!

MotionX Sleep iPhone

Who loves ya baby?! Macenstein does! And quite frankly, we’re worried about you. You look tired, rundown, and just a little doughier than you did last summer. As anyone who’s ever watched The Princess Bride knows, if you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything, and we can’t afford to lose any readers! That’s why we teemed up with our... Read More


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