Nomad Stories November 12

This fall Nomad has launched a variety of premium iPhone accessories including the updated Base Station Mini with MagSafe compatibility. We’ve been testing out the leather and aluminum magnetic wireless charger along with some of Nomad’s new iPhone 13 cases, check out all the details below.

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Nomad Stories August 31

Nomad has launched an improved version of its leather and aluminum Base Station Mini today by bringing MagSafe compatibility to the sleek wireless charger. Read on for a closer look at what you’re getting with the upgraded Base Station Mini for iPhone 12 users.

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Nomad Stories August 24

Nomad is out with two new accessories for the iPhone 12 lineup and ahead of today’s launch, we’ve been able to test out both the thin and supple Horween Leather Skin as well as the precision-cut tempered glass screen protector. Read along for a closer look.

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Nomad Stories May 21

The Nomad Titanium Band got a refresh this month, with a much neater magnet-assisted snap closure mechanism, a more streamlined design, and a coating designed to improve durability.

Let’s begin by acknowledging that this is an expensive Apple Watch band – until you compare it with Apple’s stainless steel Link Bracelet …

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Nomad Stories February 17

MagSafe comes to Nomad’s Horween leather Rugged Case and Folio for iPhone 12

Nomad is out today with two nice additions to its popular case lineup for iPhone 12 devices. The Rugged Case and Rugged Folio that feature quality Horween leather now have official MagSafe integration as well as 10-foot drop protection, and more.

Nomad Stories December 15, 2020

Nomad launches new Horween Leather mousepad and MacBook sleeves

If you’re a fan of Nomad’s Horween Leather products for iPad and iPhone, then you may be interested to know that the Santa Barbara, California-based company just launched new Apple-centric leather goods — a 13- and 16-inch MacBook sleeve, and mousepad. Check out our brief impressions for the details.

Nomad Stories April 6, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues we’re seeing companies from all industries, including Apple accessory makers, support relief efforts from converting operations to make masks to sharing a cut of sales with non-profits. Apple itself has donated millions of masks as well as donating financial support. And as many have shifted to home offices we’re seeing popular Apple accessory makers like Nomad, Satechi, mophie/ZAGG, Twelve South, and more highlight some of their most helpful work from home gear.

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Nomad Stories March 25, 2020

Nomad is best known for its iPhone cases, cables, and chargers, but is now diverting resources into the production of medical masks to help with the fight against the coronavirus. It is doing this on a nonprofit basis.

The company says that its robust supply chain makes it ideally placed to get the masks made and shipped to where they are most needed…

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Nomad Stories February 5, 2020

Nomad has announced its latest line of leather cases for iPhone 11. This time, the focus is on the camera, with Nomad designing cases that are fully compatible with the popular Moment lenses for iPhone 11. This gives Moment lens users another choice when shopping for Moment-compatible cases.

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Nomad Stories July 16, 2019

Nomad launches durable Kevlar Lightning, USB-C, and universal cable lineup

Nomad is out today with its refreshed cable lineup that features Kevlar both inside and out to make the new products highly durable and rugged. The new cables include USB-C to Lightning, Lightning to USB-A, USB-C to USB-C, and the company’s universal variants. Read on for all the details about these new Nomad cables that are up for preorder.

Nomad Stories December 20, 2017

We recently got our hands on several new Nomad cases for the iPhone X. Nomad, known for its high quality Horween Leather offerings, provides a wide variety of cases in its iPhone X lineup. Watch our hands-on video commentary for more details. expand full story

Nomad Stories February 22, 2017

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Last fall we showed you Nomad’s Horween Leather Case for iPhone 7 Plus which is a sturdy alternative to Apple’s similar cases, and now Nomad is back with a new Midnight Blue color joining the existing Rustic Brown option. This time we’re checking out Nomad’s $50 Leather Folio Wallet iPhone 7 Plus case which is wrapped in Horween Leather with Nomad’s new blue.

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Nomad Stories February 14, 2017

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I’ve always liked the idea of using a battery case, but with a phone like the iPhone 7 Plus, a lack of battery life isn’t a problem that I encounter regularly enough to warrant the extra bulk. I also like the idea of a wallet case to help keep up with my driver’s license and credit cards, but with a phone as large as the iPhone 7 Plus, I find such a setup to be a tad unwieldy.

The folks over at Nomad have come up with a solution that seems to address both of my issues, and depending on your needs, it might be a worthwhile solution for you as well.

The company’s Bi-fold and Slim Leather Wallet give you a place to keep all of your credit cards, identification, and other necessary items in a standalone form factor. In other words, it’s a traditional wallet setup that’s completely independent of your iPhone. But the kicker here is that the Nomad wallets feature an integrated portable battery with a hideaway Lightning cable for charging your iPhone on the fly when you happen to need it. expand full story

Nomad Stories October 11, 2016

Nomad Nylon

Nomad is out today with a new Apple Watch band style made from silicone and stainless steel. The new Vulcanized LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) Silicone Strap retails for $39.95 which is $10 cheaper than either Apple’s Sport bands or Woven Nylon bands.

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Nomad Stories October 10, 2016

Nomad Leather Case Strap

Nomad is the maker of clever tech accessories for travelers like the Key and Carabiner charging cables, and the recent partnership with Chicago’s Horween Leather Company has disguised battery packs inside good-looking wallets. Nomad’s effort with Horween extends to their new iPhone 7 leather cases and Apple Watch leather bands which we’ve been testing. Read on for our hands-on experience…

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Nomad Stories June 20, 2016

Nomad adds iPhone 6/6s cases to its new Horween Leather collection

Last week Apple accessory maker Nomad launched a new collection of Horween Leather-made products starting with two Lightning plus battery-equipped wallets. Today Nomad is expanding that collection with a new iPhone 6/6s case made with high quality leather from the Chicago company.

Nomad Stories June 13, 2016

Nomad Wallet

Nomad already makes some of the most versatile and practical accessories for Apple hardware, and now the California company is teaming up with Chicago’s Horween Leather Company to offer some high quality and stylish gear. The two companies are starting with new versions of Wallet, Nomad’s ordinary billfold that cleverly tucks a 2400mAh rechargeable battery and Lightning cable within, now available in two sizes and wrapped in Horween leather.

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Nomad Stories May 11, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 5 w/ OtterBox (refurb) $100, Leather Apple Watch Band $100, iFixit Tool Kit $35, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Cut the cord for good w/ the AmazonBasics Ultra Thin 50-mile HD Antenna for $32 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

iPhone 5 16GB refurb with OtterBox Defender case: $100 shipped

Get Nomad’s premium Italian leather Apple Watch Strap for just $100 shipped (Reg. $150)

iFixit 64-Bit Screwdriver Kit lets you open phones, tablets, laptops, games consoles, and more: $35 (Orig. $50, CA Tax only)

Get a $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40 delivered via email from PayPal (20% savings)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest model) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,040 (Reg. $1,299)

App Store Free App of the Week: Camera Plus w/ AirSnap goes free for the first time in months (Reg. $2)

Call of Duty iOS titles matching all-time lows: Strike Team $2 (Reg. $7), Zombies $1 (Reg. $5), more

Grand Theft Auto iOS Sale: Liberty City Stories $3, China Town Wars $3, San Andreas $4, more

Star Wars Mac Games 50% off Sale: Jedi Academy $5, KOTOR $10, The Force Unleashed $10, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Case with Auto Wake/Sleep in two colors: $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $14)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

iPhone 6/s/Plus, 5/s/SE & Android case sale in a variety of colors/styles from $2 shipped

OtterBox iPhone 6/6s Plus Symmetry Series Phone Case (Various Colors): $12 shipped

LifeProof iPhone 6/s FRĒ waterproof case (multiple colors): $40 Prime shipped (Orig. $80)

Charge your iPhone 6/s on-the-go w/ this RAVPower 3000mAh 2A MFi Battery Case for $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $36)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

The Thin Ice wearable cools your body in hopes of burning an additional 1,000 calories per day

Nomad Stories March 22, 2016

Nomad Strap for Apple Watch

Apple isn’t the only strap maker expanding the Apple Watch band lineup with new leather colors this week. Nomad is introducing two new Strap colors for its leather Apple Watch bands: amber gray and rustic brown. The two new Nomad Straps join classic tan which debuted last fall, and all three Apple Watch bands come in 38mm and 42mm versions with either silver or black stainless steel lugs and buckles. Check out the new rugged Italian leather bands below:

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Nomad Stories February 16, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6/s Battery Case $15, Nomad Apple Watch Stand $36, Leo’s Fortune for iOS $1, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

The Coleco Chameleon retro gaming console is sure to appeal to any Millennial

Bestek Apple-certified MFi 3,100mAh 4.7 Inch iPhone 6/6s Battery Case w/2 Color Frames: $15 Prime Shipped

Nomad Apple Watch accessories: aluminum stand from $36 (Reg. $50), Pod Pro 6000mAh battery $60 (Reg. $80), more

Leo’s Fortune on iOS is now available for just $1 (Reg. $5)

Apple Deals:

The latest iPad Pro deal nets you a 128GB Wi-Fi model for the price of a 32GB: $799 shipped (Reg. $949)

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB $299 or 64GB $349 shipped (Reg. $399/$449)

Apple iPhone 6s/Plus (Verizon + Sprint) on-contract pricing gets slashed by $200, 64GB now just $100

Many Apple Watch models now $100 off: 38mm Sport $249 w/ free shipping (Reg. $349)more

App Store Free App of the Week: The Mesh puzzler goes free for the first time (Reg. $2)

Download Lara Croft Go, Apple’s Game of the Year 2015, for just $2 (Reg. $5)

Heroes Reborn: Enigma for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month (Reg. $5)

Final Fantasy IX is now available for download on iOS/Android

The Martian official iOS/Apple Watch game goes free (up to $3 value)

Apple offering popular iOS video editing app ‘Videoshop’ for free ($2 value)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

USB Power: KMASHI 20,000mAh Quick Charge 2.0 Battery $25 (Reg. $40), 10-ft. Braided MFi Lightning Cable $11, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Wrap your iPhone 6/s in this minimal leather wallet case for $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25), more

Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Cover in 5 colors $15 shipped (Reg. $35), Smart Case $20 shipped (Reg. $70)

iPhone 6/s/Plus Cases from $3 Prime shipped: Dual-Layer w/ Screen Protector $8, more

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones now half off: $100 w/ free shipping (Reg. $200)

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones Active Collection: $230 (Reg. $300)

Beats Studio 2.0 Over-Ear headphones (multiple colors) $150 (Orig. $300)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

The new Assault on Hoth LEGO Star Wars kit recreates every detail with flawless execution

The latest Monopoly goes digital with an ATM to manage properties & bank accounts

Nomad Stories December 4, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Brother Laser Printer $40, Nomad Apple Watch Stand $41, Samsung 48″ 4K UHDTV $500, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call updates:

Giveaway: SanDisk USB flash drives for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices

Brother compact Laser printer: small enough to hide, ink lasts forever: $40 shipped

Grab Nomad’s gorgeous aluminum Apple Watch Stand at its best price ever: $41 shipped (Reg. $60)

4K Smart UHDTVs: Samsung 48-inch 60Hz $500 (Reg. $700+), LG 55-inch 120Hz $698 (Reg. $800+), more

MFi Apple-Certified Accessories: Spigen 3-ft. Lightning Cable $4 (Reg. $10), Inateck Dual-USB Car Charger $14, more

Mounts for the new Apple TV (4th gen) keep your HDTV setup looking super clean

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

GoPro HERO4 Session Action Camera w/ free mount + 32GB microSD card: $200 shipped (~$325 value)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Host a Christmas party that doesn’t suck with these rowdy adult board games

App Store Free App of the Week: Monument Valley goes free (Reg. $4)

TextExpander 5 for Mac, award-winning productivity app now $22 (Orig. $45)

Apple 12″ 256GB MacBook $1,100 (Reg. $1,299)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Anova Culinary updates its sous vide Precision Cooker w/ Wi-Fi  for cooking away from home

Nomad Stories November 18, 2015

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Nomad is ending 2015 with a bang. Having moved from small plastic accessories into using luxury materials including metal, leather, and wood, Nomad is flexing its design muscles with four new Apple device chargers that are equally attractive and creative. There’s a deluxe metal Apple Watch/iPhone travel charger called Pod Pro, the wood-encased iPad battery pack PowerPlant, a hybrid iPhone battery and car charger named Roadtrip, and a Lightning battery-equipped leather Wallet. Three of the accessories look as if they were expressly designed to be holiday gifts, while the fourth is less exotic, but practical.

The common thread here is “portable power.” Pod Pro steps up from Nomad’s Apple Watch-only Pod (reviewed here) by more than tripling the power to 6,000mAh, and adding iPhone charging. PowerPlant packs an iPad-ready 12,000mAh cell inside a solid American Walnut wood block. Roadtrip serves as a car charger in your car, doubling as a portable iPhone battery pack for on-the-go use. And Wallet guarantees you’ll have a 2,400mAh battery and Lightning cable anywhere you go. Below, I’ll quickly walk through all of these new accessories so you can get a sense of whether any or all of them is right for you, or your favorite gift recipient…

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Nomad Stories November 3, 2015

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With thousands of generic battery packs now on the market, it takes something special to make a new option stand out, and Nomad’s new Wallet for iPhone certainly succeeds. Shaped like a standard bifold wallet, the Wallet hides a 2,400mAh battery pack in its spine, as well as a 3″ Made for iPhone-certified Lightning cable.

Nomad notes that the goal was to produce a wallet that wasn’t any thicker than what “guys are already sitting on.” Made from Saffiano leather and measuring 4.7″ by 3.5″ by 0.75″ when closed, Wallet can hold six cards and a bunch of cash, in addition to providing at least a full recharge for pre-iPhone 6 models of the iPhone, and around 100% for the just-released iPhone 6s. Wallet for iPhone is available for preorder now for $79, and shipping on November 16; the price will go up to $99 for all orders placed after November 15. A gallery of images is below…

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Nomad Stories October 7, 2015

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At some point, a high price alone can dull your interest in something that’s otherwise desirable. Many people feel this way about Apple’s leather Apple Watch bands, which start at a jacket-like price of $149, jump to $249, then hit even crazier prices (effectively $600 and up) for versions co-developed with Hermès. Leather isn’t rare or magical, and a wristband only uses inches of it, so it’s hard to justify spending a lot of cash for something so simple.

Third-party developers agree, as evidenced by X-Doria’s Lux ($50) and Nomad’s Strap ($120-$150). Lux is an alternative to Apple’s Classic Buckle at 1/3 the price, and Strap resembles the Apple Watch Hermès Single Tour at around 1/4 the price — actually less, since you don’t need to buy a steel Apple Watch just to get it. While they’re obviously not identical to Apple’s versions, X-Doria’s and Nomad’s designs are far more affordable, giving you a luxurious look and feel on any budget…

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