With the way that Qi wireless charging is gaining popularity and widespread use for smartphones, I’m starting to look at standard USB cables in a different way. Like how they.. kind of suck.
They’re typically too long, gangly, and tangly. There’s no real convenient way to store them either.
Slides easily onto a split ring
That’s why Nomad has done incredibly well. They’ve turned the USB cable experience up on it’s head with the release of their original
ChargeCard up on Kickstarter not too long ago.
It was genius. It took something that we need (USB cables) and transformed it into a shape that we like and stores easily (credit cards).
The team didn’t stop there. Smart, considering the the profusion of compact and/or minimalist wallets that have been popping up within the past year or so. I happen to own and use a FlipSide Strata
wallet with no extra space, which is why the ChargeKey by Nomad fit the bill. My keyring contains a couple keys, a few useful tools, and extra room to spare. Since my keys are never too far from
me, having a ChargeKey means a cable is almost always on-hand.