The Nomad Base One Max 3-in-1 Charger is a sleek and elegant charging solution that combines style and practicality in one package. Offering multiple charging options, this device is a godsend for those with multiple Apple devices on their desk or night stand.
Nomad has always been known for its premium design, and the Base One Max is no exception. A single “brick” made of weighted metal and glass, it exudes luxury. Available in silver or carbide (black, pictured), you can choose your color to match your surroundings.
The Base One Max is a desk/home charger, and is not really meant to be anything else. Its substantial weight of a pound-and-a-half ensures stability on a surface but makes this device a poor choice for portability. In my case, the Base One Max has replaced my Apple MagSafe Duo charger permanently on my nightstand. Which reminds me of my favorite thing about the Base One Max: I can remove my phone from it with one hand and it stays in place. With the MagSafe Duo, I have to separate the charger from the phone manually, sometimes sending it clattering onto my nightstand and waking a slumbering spouse.
A significant feature of this charger is official MFi MagSafe charging support, with up to 15w of power, delivered through the included braided USB C-to-C cable. This means quick wireless charging for iPhone 12 or newer models, but it’s essential that you use a 30w or higher USB-C charging brick (not included). The integrated Apple Watch charger and Qi-compatible AirPods charging spot make it a complete charging hub for your Apple devices. My AirPods are pictured here using Nomad’s Sport Case in Ash Green.
It should also be noted that the Nomad Base One Max is compatible of charging any Qi-enabled device, like an Android smartphone, on the white charging puck too, making it helpful for households with mixed ecosystems.
Priced at $170, the Base One Max 3-in-1 charger is available today from Nomad.