NomadKey keeps mobile devices powered while on the go.

One of the accessories I most like to carry with me is a charging cable that fits on my key ring. About a year ago, Nomad launched a product via Indiegogo called the ChargeKey. Since that time there have been other imitated products, but none that quite envelope the Nomad spirit.

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Nomad believes in the being minimalistic. After all, their company creed is, “Own less and live more.” Nomad also lives by the philosophy that people should be able to charge and sync all of their devices. Therefore, they designed products for all your products. The idea is to never leave you hanging while your out living your life. NomadKey embraces this culture with its miniature footprint on the world. With this in mind, Nomad went back to the drawing board with ChargeKey. It was re-envisioned and rebranded as NomadKey.

NomadKey is a cable as flexible as you are. It comes in two versions – Apple Lightning and Micro USB – so that all your devices are covered. The charging cable is a high-speed 2.5amp ready cable. It’s made out of Bayer polycarbonate and Dupont TPE rubber. These high-grade materials ensure that the cable is built to last and endure any obstacles on the go. While the neck between the USB end and the Lightning or Micro USB end is flexible, I wouldn’t recommend bending it at will. It’s tough, but can still be damaged.

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The Lightning cable version is Apple MFi certified so it will charge and sync your iOS devices. The Micro USB version of the NomadKey is built with USB 2.0 for quick, efficient charging of other mobile devices such as Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and tablets. The charging contact ends are also made from a scratch-resistant metal that will stand up to being tossed around.

So, how does the NomadKey compare to its original predecessor? It seems to be built a bit stronger than the ChargeKey. They are both made from the same high-grade materials, but the ChargeKey just doesn’t feel quite as robust as the NomadKey. They are one in the same product, however, the NomadKey feels like it will have a longer lifespan.

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In testing out the Lightning cable version of the NomadKey, I found it to be just as effective as a regular Apple Lightning cable. In about 10 minutes of charging my iPhone 6 with a portable battery pack, I had gained 10% of my battery back. It was a quick charge, which is what I would expect from an Apple MFi certified cable.

The NomadKey comes equipped with a keychain loop. As its name suggests, it’s meant to be worn on your keychain so that it’s with you where ever your keys go. NomadKey only weighs around 7 grams, which is no more than some key fobs these days. So, it won’t weigh you down.

The Apple Lightning NomadKey is priced at $24.95 while the Micro USB version is priced at $19.95. I can highly recommend the NomadKey to anyone who carries a mobile device. It’s efficient and great for the emergency charge.

For more information, visit hellonomad.com/products/nomadkey. Pick yours up from Amazon below.

 

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