Rugged new case could be next best thing to Apple Watch Ultra


The orange button alone suggests Apple Watch Ultra, even though it's not.
The orange button alone suggests Apple Watch Ultra, even though it's not.
Photo: Nomad

Nomad unveiled its new Rugged Case for Apple Watch Wednesday, and it might just satisfy a few folks who wish they had an Ultra rather than a standard model.

The new steel case and included Rugged Band fit Apple Watch Series 4 or newer. And the gear gives you a rugged look and plenty of protection for your wearable at a much lower price than Apple Watch Ultra, of course.

Nomad Rugged Case for Apple Watch

While Apple may launch an Apple Watch Ultra 2 watch sometimes soon, any Series 4 through 8 user might enjoy Nomad’s tough new gear for its rugged look and stout protection.

Here’s how Nomad described the new product’s protective qualities:

Rugged Case features a meticulously designed protective edge that surrounds your watch screen, providing optimal defense without compromising touch navigation. Seamlessly access the Digital Crown and buttons, ensuring effortless functionality with every interaction.

Nomad coats the hardened 315L stainless steel case with HV DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon film). A TPU lining provides shock absorption. Stainless steel buttons come in black and Ultra Orange.

Rugged Case features:

It's tough gear, but maybe don't leave it lying on dirt road.
It’s tough gear, but maybe don’t leave it lying on a dirt road or trail like that.
Photo: Nomad
  • Integrated Rugged Band
  • Hardened 315L stainless steel body
  • 1000 HV DLC coating
  • Protective Interior TPU lining
  • Anodized stainless steel buttons
  • Only compatible with 45mm/44mm Apple Watch (Series 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and SE)

Price: $120

Where to buy: Nomad


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