Nomad - Pod Portable Charger now available from Best Buy.

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  1. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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  2. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    FML. Still waiting for my pre-order to deliver. Wtf Nomad?!
     
  3. dfine1966, Aug 9, 2015
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    Would still love to know will it scratch the watch or band because of being metal. It should have a scratch proof coating of some sort, in my opinion that won't scratch either.
     
  4. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    LOL once more, nomad launches their product in bestbuy before shipping out to customers who preordered. no surprise there.
     
  5. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    A portable version was always more apt for Nomad.
     
  6. Tdosthp macrumors newbie

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    I got notification today that my shipment from NOMAD (pre-ordered) that "delivery to recipient failed. No further information available." The map shows the POD on the border of Kansas and Nebraska. WTF
     
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    To be fair to Nomad, I just received my pod today.
     
  8. gatorknight904, Aug 11, 2015
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    i also received my pre-ordered pod in space gray yesterday.
     

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    I like the idea behind it, though the price is a bit off putting to me when so many other chargers are much less (and some are much more). Can anyone who ordered/bought one chime in on the advantages of this.
     
  10. Vatche macrumors member

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    I finally received my pod after delay after delay!! My pod didn't even come with the foam insert to put under the stainless charge adapter because they sit lower then the sport charge adapter so I email nomad and this is what they said.
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    LOL wow they don't have any foam inserts!!!
     
  11. THX723 macrumors member

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    Geewiz. What a response!

    Mine came in the mail on Tuesday btw. The final design has departed quite a bit from the original concept, that I originally signed up for. It was a real pain to insert the Apple Watch charger into the internal USB port and the chord don't wrap around as neatly as expected (at least not for the long version). Clearly spacing and clearance was not well thought out. The lower lip, for example, robbed the usable area to wrap the chord.

    On the plus side, it's a lot smaller than I had imagined.
     
  12. dfine1966 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you think their will be any problems with the pod being made of metal that it might scratch the watch or, if you have, a metal band? Did they put some type of coating over the metal to make it not so course?
     
  13. THX723 macrumors member

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    I wondered about that too ...

    The heart-rate sensor casing is made of ceramic/zirconia, which won't scratch easily. Only the sensor is touching the pod with the rest of the watch sitting a couple mm off the surface. Instead the metal watch bands (if you have one) are more likely to scratch the pod itself over time. The pod surface is satin anodized. Hard to say, steel link bands may pick up faint scratches too, but you could always polish those out easily.

    Hope that helps.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    The sport's back is made of some sort of composite material and not ceramic/zirconia. I'm not saying it will scratch but it is made from cheaper material.
     
  15. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    I'm not buying anything from Nomad. They are a horrible company.
     
  16. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    I love the design and concept. I just cannot justify the price right now. Is it worth it?
     
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    That is a horrible response. When I first ordered my watch, i put in a preorder for their stand. My CC was charged (which is against merchant account standards), but after the 'redesign', I opted to not buy this overpriced piece of twisted metal. Having product available for retail before shipping to customers was a disaster.
    I thought about buying a pod, but I don't think I want to give them any of my money.
     
  18. waxlabo macrumors regular

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    This thing doesn't come with the magnetic charging cable?
     
  19. yaced macrumors newbie

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    As much as i like the concept of it, i don't dare to buy it yet. Does it reliably give you 4 charges? What happens when the watch is fully charged after e.g. going to bed, does it power off so the watch then runs on battery for the remaining night?
     
  20. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. So you either need to use the one you have or buy another. I want something for traveling but for $100 total, not worth it to me.
     

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