Nomad Goods Review: Go-To for Tech Accessories – SI Showroom
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Bedouin goods Quietly and quickly becoming one of the most popular technology accessory companies. The brand’s attention to detail and obsession with cutting-edge materials has earned it a reputation among tech enthusiasts as a company where, while it may be a little more expensive than its competition, you get your money’s worth.
And that’s regardless of whether you picked up an iPhone 14 leather case, Apple Watch band, or any of the charging accessories. So let’s walk through the story of Nomad Goods, who took years to get to this point from humble beginnings, and share some of our favorite products they make.
How Nomad got its start (kick)
Nomad Goods co-founders Brian Hahn and Noah Dentzel first met in Santa Barbara, Cali, where the budding friendship eventually led to the launch of Nomad’s first product in Kickstarter in 2012. The ChargeCard was a small credit card-like device for charging your iPhone. The card has a fold-out USB adapter to connect to a wall adapter or your computer’s USB port, with a 30-pin or microUSB adapter on the end of the card to connect directly to your iPhone or microUSB device.
The duo set a goal of $50,000 for a successful campaign, but instead, they raised more than $161,000 and found themselves with an entire business to run, with countless orders to fill.
The ChargeCard provided plenty of valuable lessons for the pair, with the product eventually shipping eight months behind schedule.
What’s better than a credit card sized charging accessory? key-sized charging accessory and thus, using their experience and newfound knowledge, in 2013 Nomad launched a second campaign on Indiegogo for the ChargeKey — a device we’ve personally carried on our keyring for years, and it’s come in handy more than once as we’ve needed to ditch our iPhone on the go. The project was a success, but the team grew and contracted, more lessons were learned and offices were moved.
Fast-forward to 2022, and Nomad Goods has weathered everything from a small hurricane that ripped through its desktop to a global pandemic—with the company changing gears and producing PPE for healthcare and essential workers, as well as the general public. You can read more about Nomad’s story, complete with a more comprehensive timeline, at Nomad Goods website.
Sustainability leads the way
Sustainability is a hot topic as we approach the end of 2022, and for good reason. It is important for every company to take this into account, regardless of its size. For its part, Nomad Goods buys renewable energy supplies to power its office, does quarterly beach cleanups, and either regenerates or uses e-waste recycling for damaged proceeds.
Furthermore, in 2020, Nomad Goods partnered with Climate Neutral to offset 100% of the company’s carbon emissions, including what is produced from the supply chain, employee travel, and facilities.
Nomad Goods also demonstrates its embassy with Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies and a partnership with Mai Ndombe in Sustainability website.
Bedouin product selection
In the same vein of sustainability, Nomad Goods has many different types of products across its portfolio, but is perhaps most famous for its products that include leather.
Nomad Goods uses its own leather, along with Horween Leather. Nomad’s full grain leather is developed with Ecco, a Danish tannery. The tanning process saves on water and energy costs, while still giving the final product a high-quality appearance that slowly ages over time. It is also more expensive than Horween Leather which you will also find in products but does not sacrifice quality.
Nomad Goods has a file Useful comparison chart in detail The benefits of each type of leather used in its different products.
Pictures don’t do leather products justice, but you can see a slight difference when looking at products like the Modern Leather Case for the iPhone 14 series. The version with Nomad Goods leather is $50 and is available in multiple colors, including natural leather, while Horween leather is limited to Black or rustic brown for $70.
Bedouin goods have it too Leather cases for your wireless earbuds, adding a layer of protection to your AirPods or AirPods Pro, while offering a stylish look. AirPods cases are made in Nomad or Horween flavors.
Another popular Nomad Goods product line is leather Apple Watch bands. Modern bandanas have a sleek design that doesn’t scream for attention but maintains an elegant look. However, the traditional bands enhance the level of elegance and add a classy look to it. Prices range from $50 up to $150, depending on the look and type of leather.
Pushing boundaries hard
Nomad Goods, of course, does not only have leather accessories for Apple gadgets. For Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy owners, Nomad Goods has plenty of charging options.
The The Base Station Hub version allows You can charge two devices simultaneously via a wireless connection and two more devices via a wired connection.
Looking for something more specific from Apple? there Apple Watch version base It charges up to five devices at the same time, and includes an Apple Watch charging stand on the back of the base station.
except single base max Containing MagSafe and Apple Watch charging adapters, all Nomad Goods wireless charging stations also include a leather mat with a metal or wood base. The Base One Max replaces leather with a sleek glassy finish.
For a wired charging experience, Nomad Goods has a wide selection of power adapters. Charging speeds range from 20 watts reach to 65 watt power adapters, it all depends on the USB-C connection. The 30W and 65W transformers take advantage of GaN technology to make the transformers smaller and easier to travel with.
It has to be one of our favorite wall adapters 30W translucent power adapter. It looks great and is capable of fast charging most modern smartphones at or near top speed.
Of course, no premium wired charging experience is complete without it Excellent cable, and Nomad Goods has you covered. Nomad Goods has three different Kevlar-reinforced USB-C cables to ensure the cables will last. Sizes range from 0.3 to three metres, with USB-C to USB-CAnd the USB-C to Lightning and a Universal cable that can connect to USB, USB-C and microUSB ports.
Nomad Goods Sport Cables offer a more cost-effective alternative that still lasts longer than the cables that came with your iPhone or Android phone.
We’re always working towards the next big thing
One of the most impressive traits of Nomad Goods is that they are a company that isn’t afraid to try new things, explore a new product line where they currently aren’t, or take a spin on an existing product type.
For example, Nomad Goods experimented with a A sophisticated pen made of steel, aluminum or titanium. Or how about the Apple TV Siri Remote leather cover that hides an AirTag under the remote so you can find your remote quickly and easily — genius!
Something to watch is Nomad Goods looking at how the Apple Watch Ultra and its proprietary products can be used in different scenarios. For example, Nomad found that Ultra makes a Great surfing companion. Nomad has even gone so far as to provide app recommendations, offer some tips for making the most of the Ultra’s fitness features, and of course, offer some Apple Watch Band suggestions.
Here’s the real catch. For Black Friday this year, the savings start at 1pm ET on November 18th with a 25% off sitewide. You’ll want to shop early though, as they sell out once they sell out. Assuming stock remains, the sale ends November 29.
Prices are accurate and items in stock at time of publication.
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