If you have an iPhone other than the 6 Plus or 6S Plus, chances are that you run out of battery pretty frequently. In a world where background updates, location tracking, and 24/7 bluetooth constantly drain our batteries, it’s not unheard of to run out of juice just a few hours into your day.
Most people have recruited battery packs, car chargers, or battery cases to help temporarily solve the problem until Apple releases a phone with a bigger battery. But these solutions mean you have to carry around extra bulky gear to stay charged. So here’s another option; buy this wallet with a built-in battery pack.
The leather wallet is made by Nomad, purveyor of unique accessories for the Apple Watch and other iOS devices. It comes in two sizes, slim and bi-fold, both of which pack a 2400 mAh battery. This capacity is enough to fully charge an iPhone 6. The battery is literally built-in to the wallet (so it’s non removable), and includes an integrated Lightening cable, plus Micro USB port that is used to charge the battery.
The slim sells for $119.95 and the bi-fold for $149.95, which is a ridiculous price to pay for just a battery pack, but what you’re paying for is the wallet’s high quality leather. In fact, the $30 price difference is solely to account for the extra leather in the bi-fold, and the company says the leather is by far the most expensive component of the wallet’s manufacturing price.
I got a chance to play with some of the company’s first units ever made, and was really impressed by the leather quality (and smell). I preferred the slim version, but mainly because I hate carrying around a big wallet. And even though the slim doesn’t technically have a bill holder, it’s more than big enough to hold some folded up cash and 4-5 cards.
Both versions conceal the battery into the spine of the wallet, and while they may be slightly bigger than a regular wallet, owners will no longer have to schlep around a battery pack anymore.
Overall, if you’re someone who carries a portable battery pack around in your pocket or bag, it’s a no brainer.