Welcome to Accessory Spotlight, a weekly column where we highlight an accessory that we find to be incredibly useful, a fantastic value, or both. This week we’ve selected Nomad’s Base Station Apple Watch Edition. A number of multi-device wireless charging pads have hit the market over the past year, but the Base Station continues to stand out for its sleek aesthetics, lengthy feature set, and outstanding build quality.
What you need to know
- Integrated MFi-certified Apple Watch charger
- 10W wireless charging
- Padded leather wireless charging surface
- USB-C PD 18W port
- USB-A 7.5W port
- LED charging indicators
- Ambient light sensor dims LEDs at night
- Compatible with all versions of Apple Watch
- Supports Nightstand mode
Admittedly, Base Station is a bit more pricey than other wireless charging pads, but again we think the features and premium materials speak for themselves. If you don’t need or want the built-in Apple Watch charger, you can get the Hub edition for $50 cheaper. It’s also worth noting that Nomad is running a promotion right now: buy any Base Station and you get a 50% discount on any USB/Lightning Kevlar cable.