Nomad Stand One review: Elegant, angled, MagSafe fast charging
Classy solid metal body, substantial weight, and 15W wireless charging
4/5 Medals of Yavin: Built to last for years with luxurious build quality and CNC-machined precision
1.35 pound (613 grams) weight for staying anchor to the table
2.0 meter USB-C cable
Official MFi MagSafe fast charging up to 15W
Check out my YouTube Shorts video for a visual tour of the stand.
Nomad delivers some of the highest quality accessories for Apple products and everything I have tested over the past several years still looks almost as good as the day I received it. While some products may be a bit more expensive than some cheap Amazon product, they are built with high quality and a level of detail that you can trust.
The Nomad Base One Max wireless charger sits on my nightstand and keeps my iPhone and Apple Watch topped up while I sleep. It is a substantial product that doesn’t move when I take off my devices while looking beautiful with its glass and metal construction.
Today, Nomad launched the Stand One wireless charger for the Apple iPhone and it is everything you would expect from Nomad.
As explained in my palmsolo’s Refresh Rating Scale post, I’m awarding the Stand One wireless charger four (4) Medals of Yavin. Once you have it in hand you may say it deserves five Medals of Yavin, but it is not inexpensive and you still need to provide your own USB-C power adapter.
The Good and the Bad
Despite all of the internal testing and trials, it’s rare to find a perfect product. Reviewers tend to push things to the limits and find unique situations where things may not perform perfectly.
Amazing build quality and high quality materials
Perfectly designed 21-degree viewing angle
Strong MagSafe connector for secure portrait or landscape usage
Long USB-C cable for mounting on any desk
Heavy so it won’t move around the desk
Expensive at $109.95
USB-C power adapter not included
The first thing that stood out when I first picked up the Stand One was the substantial weight of the angled dock. Having a hefty stand like this is important when you want to grab and go with your iPhone. The weight means it doesn’t shift around and you can remove your iPhone with one hand.
The MagSafe round attachment is covered in a soft rubber material so even your naked iPhone will not scratch when charging it up. One of my favorite cases is the Peak Design Everyday case and that one stays securely in place on the Stand One.
Around the MagSafe attachment point we find glass and the Carbide one I tested is black, surrounding the white MagSafe attachment.
The edges and back are also Carbide (black) with a matte finish and smooth metal. It’s actually nice to feel the cold metal and enjoy the perfect construction.
The fabric coated cable extends out from the middle of the base for a 2.0-meter length to a USB-C plug.
The bottom is covered in a grippy rubber material to keep the Stand One from moving around a table or desk. Combined with the significant weight, this stand is not moving at all.
The Nomad Base One Max charges up a couple of devices on my nightstand, but I’ve also been looking for a solution to replace my aging first generation Samsung Qi charger at the office. The Nomad Stand One is perfect for that location and now I can safely and quickly charge my iPhone while also viewing the display in a hands-free mode.
The full retail price is $109.95 and is available in Silver or Carbide. You may also want to purchase a Nomad 20W power adapter ($18.95) since one is not included with the Stand One.
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