Wireless charging has been around for years now, and ever since the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X launched in September 2017, Nomad has been making industry-leading wireless chargers, like our Base Station Apple Watch and Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger. As dynamic as the wireless charging revolution has been, wireless chargers have their limitations: mainly, that devices must line up right in the center of the coils in the charger to charge. Apple's AirPower, which was slated to release in 2018, was supposed to offer positionless wireless charging. Positionless charging means that multiple devices can charge anywhere on the pad, without having to be placed on specific locations. AirPower was quite possibly one of the most anticipated Apple accessories of all time. When Apple officially canceled AirPower on March 29th, 2019, it seemed that positionless wireless charging wasn't coming anytime soon.
At Nomad, we're fans of everything Apple does, and we were disappointed when AirPower didn't materialize. It seemed like a positionless wireless charger wasn't coming anytime soon. However, that all changed for Nomad in late 2018, when a small start-up, with a big vision, reached out to us. The company was called Aira, and they believed that they had finally cracked the code on positionless wireless charging. They were calling their new technology FreePower™. Naturally, we were intrigued, and over time, a partnership between Nomad and Aira was formed. Just over a year later, the next big thing at Nomad is here.
We are proud to be the first company to offer positionless wireless charging in our BaseStation Pro. The Base Station Pro uses Aira's patent pending FreePower™ technology to provide the first-ever positionless wireless charger. This revolutionary charging experience is made possible by a sophisticated matrix of 18 coils. which work in conjunction with each other to create a seamless wireless charging surface. With Base Station Pro, you will simply place your device anywhere on the charger, and begin powering your device. Base Station Pro will support wireless charging for up to 3 devices. We think that this is going to be the best wireless charger we've ever built and we hope you are as excited as the crew at Nomad.
This is truly a next generation technology and we are excited to bring the Freepower™ revolution to whole Nomad community. If you are interested in learning more about the Base Station Pro, check out this link to sign up for our newsletter covering all updates regarding pre-order start date, technical specs, and features.