Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Charge Your Device On the Go with Nomad

This may surprise you, but I don't like to be disconnected. No, really! I get palpitations when I see the battery bars on my Nokia creep down. Not only do I feel a strong need for the safety of having my phone with me in case of emergency, I feel an even stronger need to check my emails, share my photos, and tweet with friends. I may have a problem. But, because of this blog, I also attend events where social media promotion and interaction are expected, so I need to be prepared.

I have charging stations at home, and two external back-up batteries that I keep charged and on-hand when I'm out and about. But I hate the tangle of charging cables in my bag. Now I have a new, and much more convenient solution, from Nomad.

ChargeKey & ChargeCard are the world's smallest, most portable USB charging cables. Both are available in MiniUSB (Android, Windows) and Lightning (iPhone 5/5S/5C) varieties, to suit a number of devices. Just like any charging cable, one end plugs into your phone and the other plugs into the USB port of your power source (wall charger, computer, external battery, etc.) And, just like any charging cable, the Nomad will not only charge, but sync.

I tested out the ChargeKey, which is shaped much like a house key and can be carried right on your key chain, so you have your cable close to hand. Use it with the back-up battery you brought with you, or plug in to a friend's laptop on the go, or your computer at the office. I am really pleased with the size of this device, how convenient it is to carry, and how easy it is to hold it with my phone, The ChargeKey is quite flexible and I can fold it back to hold the battery behind the phone in one hand.

The ChargeCard is the same idea, but shaped liked a credit card, making it easy to carry in your wallet.
In both cases, the chargers and connectors are engineered to be scratch and damage-resistant, even without covers. My ChargeKey has been floating around in the bottom of my purse for the last few weeks with no problems.

These devices retail for $29USD each and are available at www.hellonomad.com. You can also purchase from www.amazon.ca for $35CAD.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was received. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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