Nomad has updated its range of rugged leather cases for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and 12 mini with long-awaited support for Apple’s MagSafe charging standard.
At $ 59.95 for the regular case or $ 79.95 for the folio style, the Nomad cases are no cheaper than, for example, Apple’s official MagSafe leather bags. In fact, they are actually $ 10 more than Nomad’s original series of iPhone 12 cases, which look almost identical from the outside. (The new MagSafe cases will replace the older models when the warehouse is empty, the company says.)
But the Nomad cases are more solidly put together than Apple’s own offerings. As the “robust” in the name suggests, the Nomad models have a plastic shell and rubber frame that promises to protect the phone from falls of up to 10 feet. However, this protection costs: Only the back of the case is actually covered with leather (which is the same Horween leather that Nomad uses on its other products). In 2017, my colleague Dan Seifert said that the iPhone X version of the case “feels more like a leather skin on top of a rubber cover than a full learning experience.”
The standard Rugged Leather case is available in three colors: black, brown and natural leather, while the Rugged Folio cover comes in black and brown. Both models can be ordered today from Nomad’s website.