The NomadPlus turns your iPhone charger into a battery pack

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When you hit the road, you take your iPhone charger. If you’re hitting the road for a long time, you might also take a portable battery along with it.

So redundant. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way for you to roll up your charger and your portable battery pack into a single device? Now, thanks to Nomad, there is, and it’s so ingenious, I can’t believe that Apple hasn’t done this themselves.

The NomadPlus turns your existing iPhone USB charger into a portable battery pack. Just plug the charger into the wall, and as it’s recharging your iPhone, it will also be sucking up juice into it’s lithium-ion pack.

According to Nomad, the NomadPlus can recharge your device by as much as 70%. That’s not a huge amount, but if you’re on the road, it’s like a little reservoir of juice in the trunk of your charger.

Best of all, it’s a small little gadget. Like TwelveSouth’s Plugbug, the NomadPlus just snaps onto your existing iPhone wall charger without adding a lot of bulk. In fact, the device measures in at 2.75” x 1.33” x 1.10” and weighs only 2.1 ounces.

If the NomadPlus sounds like it’s up your alley, you can pre-order one starting today from the official Nomad website for just $39. Plugin the code “nomadplus” at checkout, and that drops down to just $19. Sounds like a steal to me.

  • Gary Deezy

    My vote for dumbest product of 2014. Think about it….

    • RyanTV

      you leave your house, throw it in your bag with your iphone connected and it still continues charging… doesn’t sound too dumb to me.

  • Ryan

    There are better products out there. But it helps you avoid these moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXL1CKJ5IAI

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