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Nomad 3-Inch Lightning Cable Now Available for Preorder, Shipping in June

The Nomad Lightning Cable, a 3-inch Lightning to USB cable, was a spectacular success when it hit Kickstarter back in November and now it is available for preorder for $24.99. Orders placed now are expected to be shipped in June.
A 3" Apple certified lightning USB cable for your key ring. Sync/Charge capability. The Nomad cable is perfect for use at work, in the car, at home, or anywhere on the go - it's there when you need it!
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The team behind the Nomad worked directly with Apple, which means this is a fully Apple-certified Lightning accessory. The USB side of the Nomad locks into a keychain adapter, which makes it convenient to carry in a pocket alongside a set of keys.

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Posted: 18 months ago
$25? Are they on crack? $4 cable off ebay. Keep wrapped up in wallet/car/briefcase/etc. Done.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago

Everyone, please don't tell me that the concept of portability is completely lost on you...

Yes, it's $25. Yes, that's $25 for a very short cable. It's the same reason you pay several hundred dollars for a cell phone that isn't nearly as powerful as a laptop you could buy for about the same amount of money. Because it's portable. It's comfortable to have in your pocket whenever you need it. You're going to pay more for that convenience.


Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they spent millions of dollars on r&d to come up with a shorter cable. I think $9.99 would be a fair price.
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago

Everyone, please don't tell me that the concept of portability is completely lost on you...

Yes, it's $25. Yes, that's $25 for a very short cable. It's the same reason you pay several hundred dollars for a cell phone that isn't nearly as powerful as a laptop you could buy for about the same amount of money. Because it's portable. It's comfortable to have in your pocket whenever you need it. You're going to pay more for that convenience.


The difference is that short cable means less material used. When you are talking about hardware in general, its harder to make things smaller.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Dude Chinese suppliers have been selling these for $4 lol

(Yes, I've tried them & didn't have a problem with them SO FAR)
:)
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago

Wouldn't a naked iPhone get scratched up by the keys? No thank you.

Portable HDMI? YES PLEASE!

You obviously can't charge a phone by keys so why would you have your iPhone connected to it????? The key ring is just carry it around.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Nice. I had a similar one for the dock connector. Very handy to keep in the back pack.

for $25 I may hold off for a bit though.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
So because they worked closely with Apple to create a shorter Lightening cable that justifies a $25 price tag? Gosh, I guess they must have been constantly flying back and forth to Cupertino testing the optimum length and spending millions on copper wire samples to get it just right. I think what Nomad really researched was how Apple manages to overcharge for the most simple devices.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Did I miss something? Is this a Monster cable? By this logic a 3 footer would be $300!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Everyone, please don't tell me that the concept of portability is completely lost on you...

Yes, it's $25. Yes, that's $25 for a very short cable. It's the same reason you pay several hundred dollars for a cell phone that isn't nearly as powerful as a laptop you could buy for about the same amount of money. Because it's portable. It's comfortable to have in your pocket whenever you need it. You're going to pay more for that convenience.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Why does everyone put the keychain attachment on the least expensive and least important part, so that the rest can be lost as soon as there's a slight tug on it? I see this with flash drives too. It makes no sense at all. The keychain loop should be on the part you don't want to lose! Don't tell me that the cap is tight and can't fall off. Even if it starts off tight, regular use and material fatigue changes that. And if you keep your keys in a front pants pocket, sitting down can introduce just as much tugging force as intentionally pulling it apart.

Also: 3 inches... Is that even going to sit level on a desk? There's no length to move the thing around at all. Better have room next to the laptop for the phone to stick straight out, and you better not need to move the laptop around any. Definitely not a "portable solution" when in actual use.

And: $25? Wow. Out of any sense of proportion.
Rating: 3 Votes

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