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The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn’t ideal for Apple’s entire portable line.
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Charge your MacBook Pro fast with Nomad’s new USB-C cable

Nomad’s new 100W USB-C cable allows you to charge your MacBook Pro, transfer data, and more.

Tech accessory company Nomad officially launched the newest addition to their series of cables yesterday, and it’s perfect for USB-C users who need a powerful cable with high durability.

Simply dubbed the USB C Cable – 100W, this robust accessory allows for a whopping 100W power transfer — more power than any phone or tablet requires. That means if you use it to charge any of your handheld devices, they’ll juice up as quickly as they possibly can. In addition, the Nomad USB-C supports full-speed charging for all compatible MacBooks, including the 15″ MacBook Pro that has a max charging speed of 87W.

If you routinely use your USB-C cable to transfer data, Nomad’s got you covered there, too: The 100W USB-C offers ultra-fast 10gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 data support, and offers reinforced RF shielding for extreme data sync speeds. If you like, the cable can even handle 4K video.

Design-wise, the cable is heavy duty while remaining sleek in appearance. Its extra thick wire gauge and polyamide core is encased in a thick protective PVC jacket and then covered in braided ballistic nylon for abrasion and tear resistance. The worst part of any user-cable relationship is needing to toss it out due to strain — especially around where it connects to your device — but thankfully this USB-C cable “works reliably after 4,000 multi-directional 150 degree flexes at the lightning connector” according to the company.

The Nomad 100W USB-C cable is priced at $ 39.95, and is available for purchase on Nomad’s website. If you’re just looking for a reliable USB-C but don’t need as much power, the company also offers a thinner 60W version.

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Thoughts?

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Review: Nomad’s New All-in-One Charging Hub Includes USB-C & Wireless Charging

I reviewed the earlier version of Nomad’s USB Hub, and I liked it then, but since then, Apple introduced phones with Qi-based wireless charging, so I had to use a third-party charging pad next to my Nomad hub. RECENTLY, I was able to try the USB Hub – Wireless ($ 79.95) from Nomad, which was announced at CES and will become available to the public soon.

Related: 5 Fantastic Qi Wireless Charging Stations for Your New iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X

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Just like the old model, the new hub powers numerous devices and tucks cables (sold separately) out of sight. What is new about this model is that it includes a USB-C port for today’s newer devices and the top of the hub acts as a Qi charging pad with Fast Charge mode. Like all Nomad products, the sleek subtle design will look great on your nightstand.

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Pros

  • Powers almost anything
  • 3 USB-A ports
  • 1 USB-C port
  • Qi charging with Fast Charge mode
  • Integrated cable routing

Cons

  • Cables sold separately

Final Verdict

If you need to charge several devices at once, including USB-C and Qi-wireless charging enabled phones, the USB Hub – Wireless from Nomad does so in style. 

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First look: IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station returns legacy ports to MacBook, MacBook Pro in a portable package

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