For more than two years, ZAGG – a company known for making the film InvisibleShield – has acquired French mophie – which is also known for gadget products, such as cases with juice packs. Well, a trio of mophie’s former employees did not like this merger and decided to launch a new accessory brand, Nimble.
According to the founders, the company advocates the creation of environmentally friendly accessories for smartphones and other devices. In addition to portable chargers, Nimble also sells wireless chargers, cables and wall adapters – including a model that promises to quickly recharge your device via USB.
The packaging is also biodegradable and each product comes with a small plastic bag that you can use to ship, free of charge, old technological devices for them to recycle. Not cool?
Aesthetically, Nimble products are similar to other chargers of the type, however the batteries offer up to 30W of power and optimize recharging on all connected USB devices. In addition, USB-C output provides even faster loading speed than Apple’s original charger – and 3x faster than standard smartphone chargers.
Nimble portable charger and camera
There are four models of portable chargers available and all offer a USB-A (fast charging) port and a USB-C:
10.000mAh with 2 USB-A ports and 1 USB-C port: US $ 50;
13,000mAh with 3 USB-A ports and 1 USB-C port: US $ 60;
20,000mAh with 2 USB-A ports and 1 USB-C port: US $ 70;
26.000mAh with 3 USB-A ports and 1 USB-C port: US $ 100.
Speaking of wireless chargers, the most basic model (called the Wireless Pad, $ 40) is designed to charge iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X at a power of 7.5W; Samsung devices can reach 10W. The Wireless Dual Pad can recharge two devices simultaneously and costs $ 50. In addition to these, Nimble also sells the Wireless Stand, a version of the Wireless Pad ($ 50) that can be used standing up to become a dock for your gadget. All models include a third-generation wall adapter for faster loading.
Nimble Wireless Stand
Nimble CEO Ross Howe said the company is committed to zeroing in on e-waste production by 2022 and will recycle up to a pound of that debris for every product sold. It is possible to purchase Nimble products through the site itself – however, unfortunately they do not yet ship to Brazil; sales via Amazon are expected to start soon.