/// NOMAD CHARGEKEY: Lightning + Micro USB
NOMAD has created the most innovative mobile gadget cable for VAGABONDS equipping iPhones+, Androids and other USB devices.
DESIGN x MINIMAL + CABLE =
A nigh over-engineered slick piece of tech to power connector that’s tactically stylish and versatile.
– iPhone 5/S/C + iPad
– Android Devices
– 2.6″ x .2″ x .9″
– Lightning iOS Cable
– Micro USB Cable
– 0.8 Ounces
The CHARGEKEY is a prime example of how crowdfunded startups can yield exemplary results. It started with NOMAD’s first concept, the CHARGECARD, funded via Kickstarter.
I have to admit that I was drawn to the company’s name, “NOMAD” as I’m a nomad myself and after I actually saw their CHARGEKEY, I realized I had more in common with them than just a word. If I were to design my own portable iPhone cable, it would have been this.
Both versions of the CHARGEKEY cables transfer power and data just like their stock counterparts but with the added benefit of ultra-portability and the elimination of tangled wires.
Despite the intentionally and extremely short length of the cables, the completely flexible / twistable / resilient cores makes the CHARGEKEY adaptable to any position it may be connected to.
The CHARGEKEY is essentially just a portable USB / Lightning cable, but it’s the best there is.
Although NOMAD’s cables are the newest of these types of portable cables, it’s as if the other companies have been attempting and failing to imitate them.
I have the Lightning version on my person at all times and the micro USB version in my daypack.