Update (7/10 4:00pm): Use coupon code FRND15 to save 15%.
At this point we’re starting to get a good picture of what the Apple Watch accessory scene will look like when the Smart Watch launches next month. HelloNomad has shown its cards this morning with an aluminum charging stand and portable power station for Apple Watch. This company has grown from its Kickstarter roots into a bonafide Apple accessory juggernaut.
Lets take a look at both of these new Apple Watch accessories and save some money too…
Nomad’s Stand for Apple Watch is carved from a solid piece of aluminum. There’s a CNC milled channel along its backside to hide the Apple Watch charging cable. At the top of the stand is a cut-out for the charging puck to sit so all you need to do is rest your Apple Watch on the stand and it will instantly begin to charge.
It’s slated to begin shipping by May 1st with a retail price of $59. Use coupon code FRND15 at checkout today and you’ll knock the price down to $50.15. Update (3/18 10:00am): use coupon code FB22 to save 22%.
Next up, NomadPod is a bit different from other Apple Watch accessories we’ve seen thus far. Instead of being meant to sit on your desk or nightstand, this accessory is designed to be portable. It houses a 1800mAh rechargeable battery that’ll provide up to four full charges for your Apple Watch. The Apple Watch charging cable is stored inside the NomadPod with the charging pod coming out at the top where the Apple Watch can safely rest while it charges. You can also use it to charge other devices including USB-C equipped ones.
Again, this accessory is priced at $59, but you can use coupon code FRND15 to get it for $50.19. It’s scheduled to ship by June 1st. Update (3/18 10:00am): use coupon code FB22 to save 22%. Like Nomad’s other unique charging accessories? You can use the aforementioned coupon code FRND15 to save 15% sitewide. Or use code NOMADPLUS to take 20% off the NomadPlus charger. Update (3/18 10:00am): use coupon code FB22 to save 22% sitewide.
Update (5/14 9:45am):
Nomad has released a new coupon that takes 25% off your order. Apply code FB25 to get an Apple Watch stand in Space Gray or Silver for $44.96 + $5 shipping (Reg. $60 + shipping). Free shipping on $75+. Orders for Apple Watch stands placed today are scheduled to ship on May 29th.
Update (3/18 10:00am):
The 30% promo code has now expired, but you can still use the code FB22 to save 22% on all Nomad products (including the new Apple Watch accessories).
Update (3/17 2:10pm):
Save 30% on these new Nomad Apple Watch accessories for the next day with coupon code WATCH30
STAND FOR APPLE WATCH
Built from a solid piece of military grade extruded aluminium, Stand is an elegant Apple Watch charging stand for your desk or bedside.
On its backside lays a concealed, precision CNC milled routing channel for the charging cable, guiding Apple’s magnetic puck to an effortless resting place on top.
Stand is stabilized with copper ballast and a high friction rubber base. We’ve already commenced production (with final production steps pending release of Apple Watch charger specs) and we will be shipping by May 1st.
-Price: $59 -Availability: 5000 units from first production unit available at www.hellonomad.com -Shipping: May 1st, 2015
POD FOR APPLE WATCH
Pod is the first of its kind portable power station and cable manager for Apple Watch. With a high density 1800mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery housed tightly inside, Pod packs enough power for four complete charges of Apple Watch.
Inside is a Type A USB port used for connecting the Apple Watch charging cable, which wraps around the unit until the puck finds its precise alignment atop where it rests on Pod’s concentric charging nest. Pod is the first Apple Watch accessory that charges with the new Type C USB cable (it also has Micro USB as a backup). The unit is protected by a stamped military grade aluminum lid.
Weighing only 80 grams (2.8 ounces) and sized smaller than a hockey puck, Pod is a truly portable device designed to fit effortlessly in your pocket, bag or purse.
-Price: $59 -Availability: 5000 units from first production run available at www.hellonomad.com -Shipping: June 1st, 2015 -Technical: 1800mAh high density LiPo battery, Type-C USB (in/out), Micro USB (in), Type A USB (out, for Apple Watch charging cable) -Size & Weight: 72mm diameter, 25mm thick, 80grams weight