Enhance the look, feel, and function of your Siri Remote
Never lose your Apple TV Siri Remote again when you combine it with the sleek, sexy, Horween leather case from Nomad. Add an AirTag to the internal hidden compartment, add the case to your remote, and enjoy the power of the Find My App. Enjoy quality durable craftsmanship, a leather conditioner to enhance the material, and a product that will improve with age. Upgrade your Apple TV+ experience and forget about the remote control hunting blues.
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Leather Cover helps Form and Function meet Fashion
As a father of four children, aged thirteen, ten, seven, and three, I never expected to spend so much time hunting for remotes. As the kids utilize remotes for the television, sound bar, or Apple TV, they somehow cast master-level Hogwarts spells and banish them from the realm. Despite rules that the remotes cannot leave the room, I experience a daily Easter Egg Hunt to uncover their creative resting places. Even though I sometimes question maleficence, I know the kids do not purposefully lose them. Thus, I continue to accept the quest for the lost treasure.
When Apple released their AirTags in April of 2021, I began to add them to my keyrings, backpacks, and ultimately to other devices like my remotes. The Nomad Leather Cover arrived in a 2 9/16 inches wide by 6 9/16 inches tall by 1-inch thick silver hanging-style package. The cover panel provided a large, slightly-raised, 5 3/8 inches tall glossy image of the Apple TV remote within a classy black leather cover.
The silver background matched the attractive silver color of the Apple TV remote and contrasted beautifully against the black leather cover. At the bottom of the panel, Nomad provided a white column with information about their Leather Cover case and Siri Remote (2nd Gen) & AirTag. Both side panels listed the Nomad name in bold black font atop a silver topographical map background. The lower white segment provided a micro image of the case and listed the Ashland Brown Leather color.
The bottom panel provided a few product manufacturing labels plus a unique SKU barcode with a jeep climbing the image. The rear panel provided a Horween Leather logo and information about the material, the hidden AirTag Pocket, and the ability to locate the device with the Find My App. Beneath the segment, you will find two images of the case, an upper side by side image of the case patina at day 1 vs 100 and a lower picture with the included AirTag. Lastly, the lower segment proudly displayed the carbon-neutral status of the company since 2020.
To access the case, I gripped the upper mesh hanging loop and pulled the inner brown cardboard tray out from the shell. The 1.1-ounce brown Leather Cover measured 5 1/2 inches tall by 1 9/16 inches wide by 3/4 inches thick and provided a refreshing leathery aroma. The brown outer shell had trapezoidal cutouts for the infrared sensor at the top of the case (1 1/16 inches wide top by 7/8 inches wide base by 1/4 inches tall), Siri button at the right of the case (1-inch wide top by 9/16 inches wide base by 1/4 inches tall), and charging port (13/16 inches wide top by 1/2 inches wide base by 5/16 inches tall).
The inner surface of the Leather Cover was lined with a soft black felt material that covered most of the back plate and all of the inner edges. The only area that was spared was the centrally located Master Lock-shaped AirTag cutout. The larger 1 1/8 inches diameter by 5/16 inches tall cutout was attached to a 5/16 inches tall by 11/16 inches wide by 5/8 inches tall U-shaped finger cutout.
I removed the plastic tab from the AirTag, placed it by my phone, and started the pairing process. The AirTag setup menu appeared at the bottom of my phone and I tapped “Connect.” I scrolled through the AirTag name options (Backpack, Bike, Camera, Handbag, Headphones, Jacket, Keys, Luggage, Umbrella, Wallet) and ultimately selected “Custom Name.”
I named the AirTag “Apple TV,” selected the green apple emoji, and agreed to the linked information. I placed the AirTag into the case, added the remote to the Leather Cover, and set the 3.7-ounce combo onto my end table. I pressed my finger into the middle of my Home Screen, swiped down, and searched for “Find My.” I navigated to items, selected the Apple TV, and then played the sound. I was impressed with the map, the ability to play sound, the level of the sound, and the navigation/“Find” option.
Pairing the remote with the AirTag allowed me to discover that the remote fell beside my bed and when my children moved the remote into the basket on my wife’s side of the bed. The ring option was sufficiently loud to recover the device and combined nicely with the navigation feature when the remote went missing. I loved the quality of the HORWEEN leather, the smell of the product, the feel of the slim case within my hand, and the story of the Chicago-based company.
The patina on the case, like many I have tested previously, will only beautify with time. If interested, you can use the included leather conditioner for added protection. You can scan the QR code on the back of the small leather conditioner packet and follow the simple video. The instructions suggest that you can add it to new leather, or you can refurbish slightly worn leather with small amounts of the conditioner. Like a lustrous car post wash and wax, the case will gain a bit of a shine post conditioner treatment.
Never lose your remote again thanks to the paired case/AirTag design. Even though this may seem like a bit of a luxury upgrade when you can control the Apple TV with your iPhone, I can attest that it is integral for families with small children. I liked the look of the brown leather against the silver controller and the dark brown case versus the lighter brown surface of my end table.
Overall, I found the price to be more than fair for the quality leather, precision cutouts, and simple yet elegant packaging presentation. If you did not already own an AirTag, you will need to purchase one from an online or brick-and-mortar establishment because this product did not ship with an AirTag. If you already purchased several AirTags, definitely look to nomad for your Apple TV remote needs.
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