New Nomad Wireless Accessory
If you’re new to the site, welcome, but if you’ve been with me for a HOT minute, you know that Nomad is genuinely in the habit of dishing out some dope, stylish and elegant piece of tech. Base One Max is no joke!
Bringing something new, stylish that’s been missing in the tech scene, for which I’m not sure why Apple didn’t make one, is the Base One Max MagSafe wireless charger. You’d think that Apple would have done something.
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It does not come with a wall plug; If you plan to take full advantage of the wireless charger with your iPhone or Android device, I highly recommend getting the Nomad 30W adapter. If you’re so intrigued, continue to see what my review touches on.
Price & Availability
The NOMAD Base One Max MagSafe Charger is available from NOMAD’s website only. It’s available in Carbide and Silver colours and costs $149.95. NOMAD’s USB-C wall charger does not come with the Base One Max purchase.
I think this is a faux pas on Nomad’s part. If I’m going to spend $149.95 for a wireless charger, I highly expect it to come with the appropriate wall plug. Nomad, do better!
The silver look is gorgeous with this white puck as a contrast—not because other phone chargers are ugly, but because the bar for great-looking charging devices is pretty low. The silver Base One Max is more in tune with how an Apple device would look, but carbide is where it’s at, even though it will show the slightest amount of dust because of glossy black finishes. Fight me on it!
The wireless charger offers a rounded corner and a groove between the top face and the sides. The Base One Max is not compact, crafted to make a statement and be seen anywhere, even in a highly-populated living room or office. It’s a pretty hefty beast.
What’s in the box?
- 1x Base One Max MagSafe Wireless Charger
- 1x Nomad 2-metres Braided Cable
Plus, it comes with a 2-meter braided USB-C cable from Nomad. This particular cable—the company’s own—is made of excellent materials, including a thick braided fabric that makes it very durable. The cable will last you a very long time, likely well over the duration of the device itself.
Okay, you don’t get a power adapter in the box. You need to buy one separately, which Nomad is happy to sell you for $15. I bought a few over the years, and they make great little chargers, but yet another expense, so factor that into the cost of this whole project.
In the end
Nomad has outdone itself with the design of the Base One Max for iPhone and Apple Watch–You can still use the wireless charger with other devices like my Pixel 6 and Galaxy S22. The Base One Max has a classy design that makes it feel like a much more expensive accessory.
While Base One Max does not ship with a 30W USB-C wall adapter, I would love to see the next iteration include an additional port or two on the back for charging a second phone or tablet. We are in an age where many people own multiple cell phones, so it should cater to those individuals who need to charge more than one device at once.
I’m quite aware of the alternatives out there, and should you find the cost to be on the more expensive of the scale, you may want to check past reviews on the subject where I showcase some of my greatest finds for less than $30.