Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

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Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

The Nomad ChargeKey comes in Lightning (shown) and Micro-USB versions.

(Credit: Nomad)

The Nomad ChargeKey aims to solve a common problem: There’s never a sync cable around when you need one.

You know the routine: You’re killing time at the airport and suddenly realize that your iPhone battery is down to 6 percent. There are USB charging ports everywhere, but you don’t have a cord. As long as you have your keys, however, you’re in business.

True to its name, the ChargeKey is a key-shaped cable with a USB plug at one end and a Lightning (or Micro-USB) connector at the other. With it, you can sync or charge any late-model iPhone , iPad, or iPod Touch. I tried it with a fifth-gen Touch and an iPhone 5c, and it worked as advertised (which is to say the Lightning plug would appear to be certified; a lot of cheapie cables are not, and flat-out don’t work).

The ChargeKey is currently available for pre-order, with shipping expected to start in February. Same goes for the Micro-USB version, which is identical save for that connector. Both “keys” are made of a very durable-feeling bendable rubber.

Needless to say, this is a really convenient item… [Read more]

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable


Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

 

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

 

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

 

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

 

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

Hands-on with the Nomad ChargeKey Lightning cable

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