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Nomad Base One Max 3-in-1

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.

Nomad Modern Apple Watch Band and Pod Pro

nomad watch band and pod pro

Nomad Goods continues to produce a nice assortment of accessories for iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads. I had the chance to try out their Leather Charging Wallet (with built in Lightning cable) here recently.

Now I’ve got a few Apple Watch accessories to try out: their Modern Leather Strap and Pod Pro, a charger/backup battery in one.

nomad modern apple watch band

It’s become critical to me that the hardware on an Apple Watch band actually match my watch, meaning that bands would need to be available with black or silver hardware. As you can see in the image above, Nomad really nailed it with this hardware. Many low-end band manufacturers seem to pay no attention to the fact that lots of people have black Apple Watches, and I’ve very grateful that Nomad takes care of the little details like this.

For many, this may be a minor thing, but the strong, bulky, unique hardware is my favorite part of this band. And it is available in silver, too, to match all watch hardware. There’s one other thing they did right, too: the black hardware buckle will sometimes rub off on a leather band like this one (I have a cheap band like this and that’s happened), but Nomad’s hardware has been colored in a way that prevents this.

Speaking of the leather band, this is the same stuff from the wallet that I reviewed: high-quality, Horween leather. It’s outstanding as well, and together with the thoughtful hardware, this band is well worth its $60 price.

nomad pod pro open

The Pod Pro ($80) is Nomad’s solution to what seems to be an always-short battery life on our devices. Using your current Apple Watch charging cable, the Pro assembles as a 6000 mAh disc that will charge both your Watch and your iPhone. A Lightning cable is built in, so you only really need a USB micro cable to keep both devices charged. For a weekend trip, the Pod Pro is probably the only charger you’ll need.

nomad pod pro

There are only a few visible parts once the device is closed with its magnetic lid. Pictured from left above, you see the built in Lightning cable, the USB micro charging port, the battery level indicator, and the power button. The top is made from anodized aluminum and the bottom from plastic with a non-slip base.

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