Nomad today launched an interesting lifestyle accessory for your iPhone, dubbed the Wallet. It’s literally a premium bifold leather wallet with an integrated 3.5-inch Lightning cable and a built-in 2,400mAh battery, enough to provide a full charge for your Lightning-based iPhone and then some more.
The wallet holds six credit or gift cards, cash, is made from Saffiano leather and is just 0.75 inch thick when closed. If you’re a fan of real wallets, not those iPhone cases that double as wallets, you can pre-order Nomad’s Wallet for $79.
Featuring minimalist, traditional design, Nomad says the accessory is the size of a standard wallet measuring at 4.7 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall when closed.
Inside, there’s a built-in 2,400mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery and the supporting circuit boards powered by a dedicated system-on-a-chip.
The battery can providing a full charge for your iPhone 6s and more than a full recharge for older iPhone models providing 5 Volts and 1.5 Ampere of power out for the Lightning cable. When not in use, the Lightning cable is tucked away inside an integrated pocket so it doesn’t add bulk.
“By placing the battery on the spine (patent pending) we were able create a wallet that is no thicker than your standard bill-fold,” Nomad explains.
“It’s also about the same size as your normal wallet, accomplished by painstakingly trimming wasted space in most wallet patterns.” The battery is protected by the high crush strength aluminum casing, augmented by high strength polycarbonate end caps.
The internal battery is recharged through any micro USB cable and takes approximately two hours to fully charge. The four indicator lights on the Wallet provide a quick readout of the current battery level.
For those wondering, the Wallet uses an Apple-certified Lightning plug and proudly bears the ‘Made for iPhone’ seal of quality.
More information is available on the Nomad website.
The Wallet is available for pre-order at a promotional price of $79 a pop. The accessory is scheduled to ship on Thursday, November 19. If you’re interested in the Wallet, you better pre-order now because the price will rise to $99 for orders placed after November 15. Nomad is offering free shipping on orders over $75 in the United States, and double that for international orders.