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MacRumors
Jun 20, 2013, 01:45 PM
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The Nomad Lightning Cable (http://keroproducts.mivamerchant.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=keroproducts&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=NMD2013) is an Apple certified 3-inch Lightning to USB cable that originated (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/29/nomad-wants-to-make-a-3-apple-certified-lightning-cable-for-your-keychain/) on Kickstarter last November. After accepting preorders (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/18/nomad-lightning-cable-now-available-for-preorder-shipping-in-june/) in April, the team behind the Nomad has caught up on backorders and is now able to fill and ship orders on a daily basis.

As the Nomad is just three inches in length and comes equipped with a keyring adapter, it is one of the most portable Lightning cables on the market. In comparison, Apple's smallest Lightning cable (http://store.apple.com/us/product/ME291ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable) is 0.5m or over 19 inches long.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/06/nomad.jpgA 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!The Nomad Lightning Cable is officially licensed from Apple and part of the MFi (Made for iPhone (https://developer.apple.com/programs/mfi/)) program. It can be purchased (http://keroproducts.mivamerchant.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=keroproducts&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=NMD2013) for $24.99.

Article Link: Nomad 3-Inch Apple Certified Lightning Cable Now Shipping (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/20/nomad-3-inch-apple-certified-lightning-cable-now-shipping/)



tonyr6
Jun 20, 2013, 01:50 PM
$25 are they joking. To expensive.

DarkWinter
Jun 20, 2013, 01:53 PM
So the official 0.5m cable is $19 and this 3"(!!!) variant is $24.99...

I don't understand... :S

bommai
Jun 20, 2013, 01:55 PM
My friend just bought 3 ft cables for 3 for $10. Works fine!

Tyler.Schmaltz
Jun 20, 2013, 01:58 PM
Amazon sells a 4 in amazon basic lighting cable for $12.99. Has 1200 reviews with 4.5 star rating. Not sure if it is apple certified or not but a much better deal if you don't need the key ring thing.

peteullo
Jun 20, 2013, 01:59 PM
So you're getting a fraction of the cable at even higher of a price? What's wrong here?

jonnysods
Jun 20, 2013, 02:00 PM
Whoa $25???

peteullo
Jun 20, 2013, 02:01 PM
Clearly you're paying extra for "simplicity" :rolleyes:

moldy lunchbox
Jun 20, 2013, 02:01 PM
No. And by no, I mean hell no.

Tmelon
Jun 20, 2013, 02:07 PM
Seeing the picture I thought this would be a great little accessory for 5-10 dollars, but $25? Not a chance.

RealSkyDiver
Jun 20, 2013, 02:07 PM
Amazon sells a 4 in amazon basic lighting cable for $12.99. Has 1200 reviews with 4.5 star rating. Not sure if it is apple certified or not but a much better deal if you don't need the key ring thing.

Yes, it's the real thing at half the price and black looks cooler anyway.

decimortis
Jun 20, 2013, 02:08 PM
Why even have that part in the middle?
Just merge the two ends together and charge $50.

D.

Fafafoooey
Jun 20, 2013, 02:10 PM
get the Monoprice 4 in one, and theirs is official, for half the price.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=112&cp_id=10831&cs_id=1083101&p_id=10557&seq=1&format=2

Oldschoolers
Jun 20, 2013, 02:16 PM
Why even have that part in the middle?
Just merge the two ends together and charge $50.

D.
You better patent that....never mind you will end up on macrumors getting sued by Apple and Samsung.

Mr.damien
Jun 20, 2013, 02:46 PM
It's like kids clothes: the smaller the more expensive.

marvin4653
Jun 20, 2013, 02:48 PM
So the official 0.5m cable is $19 and this 3"(!!!) variant is $24.99...

I don't understand... :S

Amazon sells a 4 in amazon basic lighting cable for $12.99. Has 1200 reviews with 4.5 star rating. Not sure if it is apple certified or not but a much better deal if you don't need the key ring thing.

So you're getting a fraction of the cable at even higher of a price? What's wrong here?

get the Monoprice 4 in one, and theirs is official, for half the price.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=112&cp_id=10831&cs_id=1083101&p_id=10557&seq=1&format=2
None of you can conceive of a consumer being willing to pay an additional $5-10 for a cable that can be carried on a keychain? That sounds like a pretty reasonable premium to pay for someone interested in that functionality.


Why even have that part in the middle?
Just merge the two ends together and charge $50.

D.
Now that I'd like to know as well. Maybe because it would put too much stress on the USB port of a computer and the Lightning port on the device if the connector didn't have a bit of cable to allow the device to sit flat on a surface next to a charging computer?

superman23
Jun 20, 2013, 02:50 PM
So the official 0.5m cable is $19 and this 3"(!!!) variant is $24.99...

I don't understand... :S

low volume production, how does it work..

tonyr6
Jun 20, 2013, 03:04 PM
Amazon sells a 4 in amazon basic lighting cable for $12.99. Has 1200 reviews with 4.5 star rating. Not sure if it is apple certified or not but a much better deal if you don't need the key ring thing.

Even that is expensive considering the longer cable is around the same price. $5 is reasonable for a 4" or shorter cable.

superman23
Jun 20, 2013, 03:08 PM
the length of it has practically no effect on the cost to manufacture it. assembly labor is the same. connectors are the same. Apple's share is the same. business overhead is the same.

Zealous
Jun 20, 2013, 03:23 PM
Wow! This looks awesome!

I can't wait until they make a longer one that I can wear around my wrist! It'd have to be pretty long though.. like 19 inches or so.. so I can wrap it around a few times - I wouldn't want to lose my new fashion accessory after all! :D





:sarcasm: -.-

b13o0r12e3
Jun 20, 2013, 03:37 PM
jeez people, have you heard of the concept 'economies of scale'?!
if/when production goes into 7-8 figures, watch that price tumble

Skika
Jun 20, 2013, 03:45 PM
Always the exact same replies on the topic of this cable.

The same.

ikexit
Jun 20, 2013, 04:42 PM
I know that need pay for idea, but that idea too expensive...

macse30
Jun 20, 2013, 05:36 PM
OK, one more time kids. If you would rather have the mini-cable than have $25 in your pocket, then do a trade with the seller. If you would rather have $25 in your pocket, then move on. We call it the market. It's not your mommy.

/sorry for the rant, time for my milk and cookies.

Berserker-UK
Jun 20, 2013, 06:01 PM
They clearly think there's a market for it at that price point, or they wouldn't be selling it. If that market isn't you, then fine, spend the $25 on something else.

No sense in wasting time complaining on internet forums about something you're not going to buy anyway.

jmitch720
Jun 20, 2013, 07:11 PM
I backed the Nomad on Kickstarter. I love it. Haters gonna hate.

norrismantooth
Jun 20, 2013, 11:01 PM
I would buy this cable, as it's usefulness is about the same as a small keyring flash-drive or keyring flashlight. It's something I'd remember I had if I needed it. $25 is nothing for the convenience. If it were $30, I'd gripe.

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Make it $30, and include a t-shirt that says "I spend exorbitant amounts of money on Mac peripherals."

thefourthpope
Jun 21, 2013, 12:28 AM
I hope they stay in business until I get the updated phone this fall. Carrying around a full USB 30-pin in my bag (usually also with the wall adapter) is a waste of my attempted minimal bag space. I'll pay more for the convenience here....just like with every single Apple product I own

RightMACatU
Jun 21, 2013, 06:58 AM
a keyring adapter... Really?! LOL!
I guess that their marketing expert said that there's a market for it :p

champ01
Jun 21, 2013, 07:40 AM
https://www.shopperstation.com/images/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter-0.jpg

How about just make this work and not deliberately crippling it.

Beezzy
Jun 21, 2013, 09:53 AM
I recieved mine in the mail this week, I paid $10 for mine on the Kickstarter deal, this is def NOT worth the $25, there is a 5 second delay for the charging/syncing actually kicks in. Also the Lightning plastic head is wider than Apple's and it doesn't fit with my Lifeproof or my Spigen Slim Armor cases. The Kickstarter was made back in Oct/Nov and was delayed so much, I keep it on me just in case on my keychain, but I have so many Apple Branded USB Lightning Cables it doesn't even matter anymore. :(

rbrian
Jun 21, 2013, 12:06 PM
Having a cable on your key chain is a great idea, but I'd prefer something a bit better designed than a short length - something like the Scosche FlipSync (http://www.scosche.com/flipsync-ii-keychain-usb-charge-and-sync-cable-for-ipod-iphone) would fit much better with my keys.

Shame they don't make a lightning version.

Mrg02d
Jun 21, 2013, 12:56 PM
It IS a good idea...Just sounds like it isnt quality material? Thats a shame.

iHateMacs
Jun 22, 2013, 07:20 AM
I think it is competitively priced.

I paid 25 for an Apple lightning to 30 pin adaptor which was even smaller than this.

Deedlez
Jun 22, 2013, 07:38 AM
It's quite cool, a bit pricey but as people have said I'm sure it's being produced in low numbers, and the high cost parts will be the connectors rather than the cable.

Now all you need to go with it is a large battery with a key ring chain and a USB port, so you've actually got a power supply for recharging your phone with you... :D

eznoh
Jun 22, 2013, 10:31 AM
I got one from Headphone Project (headphoneproject.com) for 9.95 and free shipping. Works just fine.

Mike

paulrustad
Jun 22, 2013, 08:07 PM
People are complaining about price: how much do you spend at Starbucks for grande latte? $5, maybe more in California. After 1 week, you have spent 25 and having nothing to show for it. With the dongle, it will be around in 10 years still giving you value.

snipper
Jun 23, 2013, 01:04 AM
People are complaining about price: how much do you spend at Starbucks for grande latte? $5, maybe more in California. After 1 week, you have spent 25 and having nothing to show for it. With the dongle, it will be around in 10 years still giving you value.

USB is already like what, 15 years old? Why do you need a converting cable in the first place? Look at the lifespans of other 'recent' computer standards. Chances are, USB will be gone in another 10 years. Also, a plastic part on a key chain wouldn't last for a decade with most people.

e-coli
Jun 23, 2013, 10:23 PM
I freelance a lot all over the city. I bought this, even though I feel like the price is a bit high. To have my keys, my LaCie key drive and a charging cord all in my pocket is fantastic. One ultra compact package to go.

To each his own though.

jshbckr
Jun 24, 2013, 02:05 PM
I find it hilarious how many people can't even wrap their heads around that fact that the cable is shorter, yet costs more. You don't understand this as you use a PHONE that costs more than some ENTIRE COMPUTERS. I'm talking powerful computers with 20" displays that can play games and hold WAY more data than your phone.

Wait, what's that? You want convenience? Oh. Something you can carry around in your pocket with ease? I guess I can understand that.

As someone who has no desire to buy this cable, I at least can still understand how the convenience could be worth the money for some people. A $25 cable you use 1000 times is better than $20 cable that is too long for your needs that you just leave in a drawer.

rsocal
Jun 27, 2013, 07:00 AM
All the negative comments on here crack me up, if you don't like it don't buy it!

They're not saying you have to buy it, it's just a product that some people will find very useful, I bought one and felt its worth the $25 I payed!
It's a very handy mini cord that I can use with my back up battery, charge in car or a USB port on any computer that's near.


If its going to break your bank at $25, how do you justify the cost of an iPhone???
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