A $150 phone charger might not be the pinnacle of tech accessory excess, but it surely sits comfortably among the foothills of luxury. A few generic Qi chargers and a USB hub can achieve largely the same goal as Nomad's Base Station, but they won't look or feel nearly as good doing it — and that's what this product, at the end of the day, is really all about.

The Base Station doesn't charge things especially quickly, it is anything but forgiving about where you place your phone, and the version I'm using here comes with a built-in Apple Watch charging stand that is only compatible with said watch.

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