The Nomad Cable is a three-inch short Lighting cable for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The super short charging cable is designed to be kept on a key chain so you’re never with a cable when you need one.
It’s as simple as gadgets get, but it’s the kind of thing that everyone with an Apple device needs.
On one end of the cable is an Apple certified lighting connector, and on the other is a USB connector with a cap that attaches to a key ring. The Nomad is almost exactly the same size as a key chain aluminum bottle opener. The plastic cap has specially designed indentions inside that provides a secure connection to a key ring.
The Nomad Cable was conceived by Chicago designers Kegan & Roberto, who realized leaving a cable at home by accident isn’t a good idea.
“Over the years we had accumulated enough Apple chargers that having a cable handy was never a problem,” they said. “However, with the release of the new lightning jack for the iPhone 5 we found ourselves back at square one… having to remember our charger every time we left home.”
It was important to the designers that the cable be Apple certified, and they worked hard to make that happen. Apple tested the sample and approved it earlier this month.
The Nomad Cable was successfully financed on crowd-funding website, Kickstarter on December 19th, 2012. It was featured on the websites Mashable and Macrumors, and it has also received an abundance of positive feedback from its 1,000+ Facebook fans.
The Kickstarter goal was $29,000 and ended up generating $39,475 in support.
The cable is now available for pre-sale at newly launched website, keroproducts.com. Kickstarter backers are expected to start receiving their cables by the end of May, and web pre-orders will ship after that.