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Portable equipment for Apple iPad 12.9 Pro: elegant and superb quality leather cases and power accessories

Portable equipment for Apple iPad 12.9 Pro: elegant and superb quality leather cases and power accessories

A month ago I bought a

Apple iPad Pro 12.9

and were very pleased with its performance and functionality. Shortly after his arrival, the wonderful people of Nomadic sent me a few pieces of gear to test out with the iPad. Nomad is one of my favorite mobile accessory brands, and stand out with these accessories for Apple’s largest iPad.

We tested two leather cases, a USB-C cable, and an A/C adapter that all improve the overall iPad experience. Nomad also offers a

screen protector

for the iPad Pro 12.9, as well as

Apple AirTag Holders

and several other charging equipment for Apple devices.

Modern Leather Folio

the

Modern Leather Folio

is clearly my favorite iPad Pro case so far, with lovely leather-covered panels on the front and back that give your iPad an extremely professional look and feel. Over time, the leather acquires a patina and develops its character.

The edges protect your iPad from bumps with a TPE material that also surrounds the rear camera array. There are openings for the USB-C port and speakers with raised buttons for the power and volume buttons. There is an opening along the right edge for you to mount your

apple pencil

.

The entire interior of the case is lined with microfiber material, so your

iPad

remains free of scratches. You can pick up the case in Rustic Brown or Black for $169.95. I tried Rustic Brown’s and can’t wait to see it develop in character over time.

The front of the folio case features two full-length hinge sections, so it folds in three so the iPad can be propped up at the perfect angle for viewing media content or making video calls. There are 81 magnets positioned in the folio cover to maintain a secure fit. The magnets also work to support Apple’s smart wake and sleep functionality.

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Modern leather case

Nomads

Modern leather case

is very similar to the Leather Folio, except that it does not have a flip-up front cover. It’s also available in black and rustic brown for $119.95.

Unlike smaller phone cases, Horween leather is not used on these iPad cases. Nomad worked with a tannery to create a premium eco-friendly leather material that matures with age, just like iPad owners.

This wonderfully minimalist case adds very little weight or size to the iPad, but provides solid protection for the back and edges of the iPad. It looks fantastic in the office and also prevents your iPad from sliding off tables.

USB-C Kevlar Cable

As a mobile tech enthusiast, I find myself dealing with a lot of cables, and clearly not all cables are the same. I had many failing cables and was looking for a good cable that could withstand regular use and travel. Nomads

3 meter Kevlar USB-C to USB-C cable

is fantastic, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cable that’s built to last.

The Kevlar USB-C to USB-C model is available in 1.5m or 3.0m lengths, with the 3.0m cable priced at $49.95. Personally, I love the long three-meter cable that allows me to charge the iPad Pro from across the room or sitting on the end of the couch. The cable supports 100W of power, so it can be used to charge your

iPad

,

Macbook Pro

Samsung tablet or other USB-C compatible devices.

Kevlar fibers are braided inside and out to help keep the cable intact and safe from damage. Metal connectors sit on the ends and Nomad offers a five-year warranty with the cable so you can be sure it’s likely to outlast your device.

Most of my cables failed at the ends, but Nomad says the company designed the strain relief support system to withstand years of use. A Nomad branded silicone cable tie is also provided for cable management. The cable is designed for high-power charging, not high-speed data transfer, but it does support USB 2.0 transfer speeds if you want to use it for occasional transfers.

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30W AC adapter

Another great accessory to consider, especially as a companion to the Kevlar USB-C cable, is the

30 W portable power adapter

. It is just a little bigger than the Apple 5W adapter and much smaller than the Apple 20W adapter with a more professional and elegant design. It’s such a small adapter that it’s become my new travel adapter.

30W power adapter provides enough power to quickly charge your iPad,

iPhone

, or other connected devices. It measures just 31x33x33mm and weighs just a few ounces. The pins don’t retract, but it’s still a small, lightweight package. It is priced at $29.95, and I highly recommend it for your charging needs.