NOMAD PowerPack With Tile Tracking REVIEW

DETAILS

The Nomad PowerPack is an ultra-rugged power bank with a 9000mAh capacity. The battery has integrated Bluetooth tracking featuring Tile. The battery is ready for fast charge compatible devices and has both USB-C and USB-A output charging ports. It also supports pass-through charging. The power bank has a rugged TPU rubber case is military-grade and drop resistant (1.2M drop-tested). The PowerPack even features AmbientIQ — a technology that measures ambient light levels and adjusts the LED status lights accordingly. That way they are always viewable — even in bright sunlight. The PowerPack is designed to keep you charged no matter where your journeys take you.

  • Mortise and tenon joints
  • Panasonic lithium battery
  • 13.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm
  • Input: USB C 5V/3.0A (cable included)
  • Output 1: USB A 5V/2.4A
  • Output 2: USB C 5V/3A — 12V/2A with Fast Charge technology
  • Android phones and tablets
  • PowerPack supports USB C, but it does not support USB PD (Power Delivery) so it will only trickle charge your Macbook.

USER EXPERIENCE

One of the things I noticed right away was that NOMAD updated the packaging for the PowerPack. The original packaging for it was still a box, but it was mostly black with a few color accents. NOMAD has switched their color scheme for their packages to more muted tones (grey and white). The same type of information is included on the front of the box (ultra-rugged exterior, 3X charges, 9000mAh, Mil-Spec 1.2M). The inside of the box is fitted with cut foam to keep the battery and charging cable safe when being stored. I think this is a nice touch, too, because products can easily shift when being moved in their retail packages. The back of the box shows another view of the power bank — the port side. You will again find the basic information of the device featured on the box, but there are a few additional details including the explanation of AmbientIQ.

CONCLUSION

I continue to be an avid fan of NOMAD. Their well-designed products really speak to me and I believe that with every product release, the designers at NOMAD are really looking forward. This is evident with the inclusion of USB-C starting in 2017. I feel like the PowerPack excels at design. It’s low weight, advanced charging ports, and included Tile are all premium features that users will appreciate. Even though it feels like a big ‘win’ to me, I also feel like the PowerPack fails when it comes to the volume of the Tile alert and the price.

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