Review: Nomad’s New All-in-One Charging Hub Includes USB-C & Wireless Charging

I reviewed the earlier version of Nomad's USB Hub, and I liked it then, but since then, Apple introduced phones with Qi-based wireless charging, so I had to use a third-party charging pad next to my Nomad hub. RECENTLY, I was able to try the USB Hub - Wireless ($79.95) from Nomad, which was announced at CES and will become available to the public soon.

Related: 5 Fantastic Qi Wireless Charging Stations for Your New iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X

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Just like the old model, the new hub powers numerous devices and tucks cables (sold separately) out of sight. What is new about this model is that it includes a USB-C port for today's newer devices and the top of the hub acts as a Qi charging pad with Fast Charge mode. Like all Nomad products, the sleek subtle design will look great on your nightstand.

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Pros

  • Powers almost anything
  • 3 USB-A ports
  • 1 USB-C port
  • Qi charging with Fast Charge mode
  • Integrated cable routing

Cons

  • Cables sold separately

Final Verdict

If you need to charge several devices at once, including USB-C and Qi-wireless charging enabled phones, the USB Hub - Wireless from Nomad does so in style. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.