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Stylish, portable Pod Pro keeps Apple Watch ready to go [Watch Store]

Charging the Apple Watch while traveling can be a little tricky. Generally, I lug along a super-long charging cable and a wall plug to get the job done when on holiday.

Nomad — makers of great Apple Watch straps and accessories — offers a stylish and super-portable charging solution called the Pod Pro. The Pod Pro wraps that lengthy charging cable neatly inside a stylish, round enclosure that also holds a massive 6000 mAh of power — enough to keep Apple Watch juiced up all weekend long.

Read on to learn more about this amazing, portable charging puck, and check out the Pod Pro in our Watch Store!

Best List: Pod Pro for Apple Watch by Nomad

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The Nomad Pod Pro charging Apple Watch (that’s Nomad’s Traditional Strap shown above).
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

The Pod Pro can charge an iPhone 8 and Apple Watch twice each with its integrated Lightning cable before going flat. Simply charge up this little pod and toss it in a travel bag; I’ll be able to keep my watch and phone in the juice for a good while.

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The battery-powered pod has a built-in cable-management and charging system for your Apple Watch and charger.
Photo: Nomad

Simply twist off the Pod Pro’s aluminum top to reveal the USB port, plug in the Apple Watch charging cable, wrap the cable around the Pod’s body, and secure Apple Watch to the charging puck. A round anodized aluminum cover fits over the top of it all and is held in place by magnets. The end result is a hockey puck-shaped Pod that Apple Watch rests atop.

Charge the Pod itself via micro USB — it only takes a couple hours to fully charge the Pod Pro, though it will juice up my Apple Watch first (if it’s sitting on the Pod). Three little LED lights help me keep track of how much power remains, which is very handy. A rubberized foot affixed to the Pod keeps it stable and in place.

Ultimately, Nomad’s Pod for Apple Watch is a fantastic way to keep Apple Watch charged up and ready to go at a moment’s notice. It’s easy to plug into a micro USB on a night table and use for Apple Watch storage overnight, and just as easy to grab and go when you need a portable charger.

The Pod Pro comes in Space Gray.

Price: $49.95

Buy from: Cult of Mac Watch Store

Nomad provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See Cult of Mac’s reviews policy; and check out more stuff we recommend in our Best List reviews.

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Nice band. Worked well. Need to be sure to watch the video on using the tool to adjust the band.

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I contacted the store but they never replayed to me i don't recommend to buy here!

Sadie, the elder, says .....

Not only is this iWatch such a practical means of holding my watch while charging, it’s a hoot - looks like my original Mac. I love it.

The case doesn’t totally align but it does it’s job. The part that stinks is that it attracts lint and dust because it’s silicone.

Great tidy solution

You know what happens, all your devices need a charger. 2 iPhones, an Apple Watch, iPad and more. My old solution was fast charger with 4 USB outlets plugged in to an outlet in the kitchen. Worked, but not pretty.

Let me start by saying this charger looks great. I got rid of all the other cables and keep this out in the kitchen. Much tidier! Phones charge quickly. Apple watch does too but you to be careful that it goes on right. Also, I have a metal band on mine so I have to close it before I put it on the stand or else it would rest on the screen of the phone below it.