What you need to know
- Nomad is now producing medical supplies.
- The company announced it has retooled its factories to join the effort against COVID-19.
- You can order masks starting today.
Popular Apple accessory maker Nomad is joining the fight against the coronavirus in a huge way. The company announced (opens in new tab) in a letter from its CEO today that, in response to the rising need of essential medical supplies, it has retooled its factories to produce face masks for
While the masks are not the N95 respirators commonly sought after by hospitals, they are being recommended for use in "lower contact situations". Nomad has instructed those interested to reference if these masks would be appropriate for their use in a comparison chart (opens in new tab).
Nomad is taking orders now and says that any profit made from the purchase of these masks will be donated to the fight against COVID-19. It is also prioritizing purchases in the following order:
- Medical professionals
- First responders
- Essential businesses
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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