While actual gaming and gaming-related topics have been what I’ve been focusing on lately, it’s interesting to do something slightly different for a change. So, today’s little write-up will actually be about a small piece of tech I received in the mail here recently that goes by the name Nomad. As the name might lead you to believe, it is something portable and versatile, but what exactly is a Nomad?
The Nomad product line, which launched officially on June 20, is a series of small, portable, easy to use USB charge devices that will work with most any smart device. These come in the shapes of a “key,” a “card,” and even a “carabiner,” all devices that can fit on a key-chain, in your pocket, or even in your wallet, and yet fold out as you wish and serve as a quick way to charge most any device if you have a USB port available.
Really, this is a very interesting concept and seems quite useful, but to me there is one inherent flaw that should be taken into consideration: You may not always have a USB port available to use! True, most modern cars come with a USB port and many people these days may have a laptop with them or a work computer nearby, and so this would work for them. But, insofar as charging on the go with no USB port around? I guess you are out of luck! Still, it is a handy device that takes up no space, and if your smart-phone is dying at the office and you don’t have an extra charger around, or maybe you are at a friend’s place and they don’t have a matching charger, charging your device will be quick and easy!
It’s pretty cool, if you ask me. From my experience with it, I think it’s useful, though I find the asking price (around $39.99 USD) to be a little steep perhaps for the average target consumer.
ALLAHWEH’S RATING: B-
Functional, portable, and chic, though a bit pricey with a few usage limits.