Nomad’s well-designed Base Station Pro is a wireless Qi charger that can charge up to three devices simultaneously – perfect if you have a phone, watch and earbuds. If the $ 200 price tag has been a stumbling block, Nomad is offering a 50 percent discount on the charger until Sunday, April 4 at 2:59 AM ET (Saturday at 11:59 PM PT if you’re on the West Coast). To get this award, enter the code VOX in the box. If you have an Apple Watch, you can also add the Apple Watch attachment for $ 5.
My colleague Chaim Gartenberg reviewed Base Station Pro when it was released in August 2020. What sets this apart from most other Qi wireless charging pads are the Aira FreePower coils, which provide a better connection to the device’s own charging coil. Traditional coils tend to generate more energy and heat than is needed to charge the technology, but there is another way that Aira’s technology inside the Base Station Pro is different. Chaim says in his review that “it is virtually impossible to miss when you hang up the phone.”
There are a few things you should know before taking this step: If you charge, for example, an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, they will all charge at 5 W, which is the slowest standard. speed. With just one iPhone, it can reach up to 7.5 W. Although something else (even Android devices that support fast Qi charging) will be limited to 5W. Finally, Nomad says on the product side that MagSafe magnets built into the iPhone 12 series drastically reduce the charging efficiency of the Base Station Pro. It expects the iPhone 12 mini to charge in about eight hours, and the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max takes about nine and a half hours.