Nomad Base Station Pro Watch AdapterSource: Nomad

What you need to know

  • Nomad says buyers of the Base Station Pro will get a free Apple Watch adapter.
  • They'll need to use their own Apple Watch charger, though.
  • The Base Station Pro already has a software update ready, too.

The Nomad Base Station Pro is pretty great and we reviewed it recently. But while charging phones and earbuds anywhere is a great addition to any wireless charger, this one lacked a certain something. There was no way to charge an Apple Watch and that's about to change. Following feedback, Nomad says that buyers will get a free Apple Watch adapter to go with their Base Station Pro.

The bad news is that users will need to use their own Apple Watch charger – this is simply an adapter that gives them a way to mount it to the Base Station Pro. It still looks pretty good as the image above shows. But it would still have been nice to see this built in on day one. And it would have been even better if we didn't need to use our own chargers. Still, progress is progress.

Speaking of progress, Nomad already has a software update ready and it will be pre-installed on chargers that ship later this month. Yes, wireless chargers have software updates now. Welcome to 2020.

Things you can look forward to include:

  • Improved charging performance when 2 or 3 devices charge simultaneously
  • Improved support for Samsung and Google devices
  • Improved device detection speed
  • General bug fixes for a better overall experience

That all sounds good to me!

I'm told that buyers of the Base Station Pro will have to wait until later in the year to get the new Apple Watch adapter – they only just started making them! – but the firmware is ready to go now.

Nomad Base Station Pro

Nomad Base Station Pro

Bottom line: This charging pad can charge three devices at once and there is no specific position necessary. Toss two iPhones and your AirPods Pro onto the pad and walk away without worrying about whether the charge will connect.

The Good

  • Free-positioning charging
  • Works with three phones at once
  • Thin design
  • Luxury leather look
  • International adapters included
  • Braided power cable

The Bad

  • First-generation tech
  • No USB ports for wired charging
  • Not edge-to-edge charging

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