Earlier this year, accessories maven Nomad made its popular Base Station Mini wireless charger — suitable for juicing up one iPhone — MagSafe-comptible. Now it has added magnets to another popular product, the Nomad Base Station Hub, which can top off up to four devices at once.
Just like the Base Station Mini, the updated Base Station Hub with Magnetic Alignment now has embedded magnets that help align and hold devices, like iPhones and AirPods cases, on the pad. That also helps ensure an efficient charge. You can feel the device align in place, whereas with a basic Qi charger you may have to place it just so to make sure it’s charging.
Magnetic Nomad Base Station Hub
The Base Station fits two devices on the surface pad and can charge two more through USB ports on the sides of the device.
The new Base Station hub is about the same as the old, plus the new magnets. It features three charging coils under a leather pad. Each can provide up to 10W of charging power (iPhones will be limited to 7.5W).
On the back, the charger has an 18W USB-C port and a 7.5W USB-A port. You can use them to charge other devices via cable.
Nomad Base Station Hub specs
- Charges up to 4 devices — 2 wireless and 2 wired
- Up to 10W wireless charging speed (7.5W for iPhone)
- Magnetic alignment for MagSafe products
- USB-C PD 18W port
- USB-A 7.5W port
- Padded leather wireless charging surface
- Ambient light sensor dims LEDs at night
The hub comes with a solid aluminum bases and a 6.56-foot braided cable.
Nomad also sells an aluminum attachment you can stick to the back of the hub to hold an Apple Watch charger (not included). Then you can plug the watch charger into one of the USB ports on the back of the hub, or into a separate charger.
Where to buy: Nomad