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.

Top Rated Comments

Rocko1 Avatar
146 months ago
$25? Are they on crack? $4 cable off ebay. Keep wrapped up in wallet/car/briefcase/etc. Done.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jtrenthacker Avatar
146 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0879396 Avatar
146 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxnemoxx Avatar
146 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)
:)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrazyForApple Avatar
146 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
output555 Avatar
146 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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