Nomad's Latest USB Cables are Made of Actual Kevlar
Accessory company Nomad is overhauling its line of charging cables across the board with a major redesign that adds a whole bunch of Kevlar — actual, licensed Kevlar — to the mix for what promises to be even tougher cables than the company’s already-strong cords.
The new cables feature Kevlar K29, an industrial version of the material that’s used in cables (like these charging cords) and also body and vehicle armor, which might make it a bit overkill for charging a phone. Nomad is using the Kevlar both for a braided exterior, as well as for a central internal core for the new cables, which should make them pretty tough to break.
The new Kevlar design is rolling out across Nomad’s entire lineup of cables, with 11 different cords of various lengths and connectors available, including USB-C to USB-C, USB-A to Lightning, “Universal Cables” with a variety of included dongles, and, in a first for Nomad, USB-C to Lightning cables. Prices range from $30 to $45 depending on the model.
Nomad Kevlar cable specs:
Kevlar® outer braidKevlar® central coreMetal alloy connector plugs
Integrated cable tie
MFi certified (for applicable variants)
The micro USB cables have also been updated but the Nomad Battery Cable hasn’t received the Kevlar upgrade.
The new cables are up for preorder now, with many of the cables shipping out as soon as July 18. The universal variants currently have an August 5 ship date.