Love all things leather? Then you’ll want to check out Nomad’s Summer Vibes Sale, which runs until July 25. The accessory maker is offering 30% off all full-priced Nomad products if you use the promo code SUMMER30 at the register. We’ve tested several of these accessories for personal tech devices, including phone cases, cables, wallets, and wireless chargers. These are our favorites.
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Most of the leathers used by Nomad come from a reputable Chicago tannery, Horween. I have a case made from this leather wrapped around my iPhone 12 Pro Max. The material is soft and develops a nice patina over time. It also offers decent protection. The polycarbonate body of the case has a thermoplastic elastomer bumper on the sides, and the front edges are raised slightly to prevent your screen from touching your desk when you place your phone face down. The inside of the case is lined with protective microfiber and the case is encrusted with an array of magnets, so you can use it with all MagSafe accessories.
I had this sturdy case protecting my AirPods Pro for over a year, and it is still in excellent condition. Leather is so much nicer than Apple’s shiny case. Wireless charging still works and you can always press the button on the back to reset Bluetooth connectivity without having to remove the case. There is even a hole for the LED light to shine through.
We liked this case enough to include it in our Guide to the best accessories for iPad. It has front and back leather protection for your slate, and it keeps the edges covered. It does not block the space for the Apple Pencil. Since this is a folio, you can use it as a kickstand to support the iPad. It is available for the current generation iPad Air, 3rd and 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and 1st and 2nd generation 11-inch iPad Pro. (In short, it is only compatible with the previous two iPad Pro devices, not 2021 models.)
If you don’t want a folio case but just a back protector, hang the Rugged housing instead.
Nomad wireless chargers and cables
Among the many wireless chargers I tested, the Nomad Base Station Pro is the one that remains on my desk. It uses relatively new technology from a company called Aira that allows you to wirelessly charge a device anywhere on the surface – you don’t have to put it in a very specific spot or worry about the slightest misalignment. prevents your device from charging. A real comfort! (You can learn more about this technology here.) This pad can charge about three devices, such as two phones and a wireless earphone case, and it looks very, very stylish with its leather top. Just a note: I’ve loaded dozens of phones on this thing, but the only phones that seem to have issues are the Google Pixel devices. If you have one, grab something else, like the charger below.
I will add this little charger to our Guide to the best wireless chargers soon. It doesn’t use the same Aira technology as the charger above, but it’s so compact that you won’t have a hard time finding the right spot. It is attractive and includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.
Nomad has others wireless chargers on sale we have not tested, including a support, a base station without Aira technology but with additional USB ports, and those with Integrated Apple Watch chargers.