Nonda is an electronics accessories company founded in December 2014 in the Bay Area.
The company offers a lineup of smart hardware for homes and businesses. Here’s our Nonda review.
What Is Nonda?
Nonda is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded in December 2014. The company manufactures and sells a variety of smart hardware, including many devices that fall under the “internet of things” category.
As the company’s About page explains, their goal is “to become the leader of premium appcessories.”
Appcessories, by the way, is a term for app-enabled accessories and wearables. Nonda makes a number of hardware products that are controlled by apps on your phone or tablet – like trackers that you can monitor from a mobile device.
Many of the company’s products are launched after crowdfunding campaigns. Popular crowdfunded products have included the ZUS Smart Car Charger and the ZUS Kevlar Cable.
The company’s products are generating buzz around the world. So let’s take a closer look at the products Nonda has to offer.
Nonda has manufactured and launched all of the following products over the past three years in business:
ZUS Car Charger
The ZUS Car Charger is a “smart car finder” and USB car charger that charges your electronics two times faster than a conventional while also helping you find your car.
You install the charger in your vehicle (by inserting it into your car charger) and then use the Nonda app to navigate to your vehicle at any time. That app tells you the direction and distance to your vehicle, along with how long it’s been since you parked your car.
Other features on the ZUS Car Charger include an innovative lighting system called ElegantShine that promises to provide “top of the line lighting for increased visibility in dark environments.”
It also claims to be made from military grade quality and is “the only car charger to meet US Military MIL-STD-810G High Temperature Standard, which certifies its performance in temperatures as high as 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s lined with a protective titanium coating.
The car charger is designed in Germany and comes with a 12 month warranty. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth LE and does not require any type of data plan.
A single ZUS Car Charger is priced at $29.99. You can get up to 50% off by ordering 2 or 5 units at a time.
ZUS Kevlar Cable
The ZUS Kevlar Cable promises to be the last cable you ever need to own. It just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
As you may have guessed from the name, the cable is reinforced with Kevlar for superior strength. While other cables may splinter after a few months, the Kevlar cable promises to last longer than steel. Kevlar fabric is 5 times stronger than steel and is the same stuff used in ballistic body armor.
As a testament to the power of the ZUS Kevlar Cable, the manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty. The 2.4A capacity cord works in sync with your ZUS Car Charger to power up your phones and tablets twice as fast as normal. It’s also fully USB-C certified with a 56K Ohm resistor to protect against power surges.
There are three different versions of the ZUS Kevlar Cable, including a Micro USB, Lightning, and USB-C version.
The cable is priced at $15 per cable, although that price is expected to rise once Nonda manufactures the cable for retail sales.
The HUB+ is a USB-C hub specifically designed for the new MacBook 12”. It gives you all the ports you used to have on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro – including three USB-A 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports, a Mini DisplayPort, and a SDXC Card Reader.
The HUB+ has not yet been released, although you can sign up for more information from the official Nonda website.
USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter
This adapter promises to be the world’s smallest USB-C adapter. You can plug it into your MacBook to charge any standard USB device while you work. It also allows you to transfer data at USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (USB 3.1 Gen 1).
The adapter itself is made from a high-quality aluminum alloy. You can choose from one of three different colors, all of which have been specially designed to match the new MacBook.
You can purchase the adapter for $10.99.
the iHere calls itself “the only rechargeable item locator in the world”. Each charge of the device lasts up to several weeks with no need to change batteries. You can attach it to your keys or other valuable items to ensure you never lose them.
Then, once you need to locate your keys, you can access the iHere app to learn where you left them. The iHere 3 app can track any iHere’s signal within a 75 foot radius.
Interestingly enough, the iHere also lets you control your phone’s camera, helping you take the perfect selfie or group photo every time.
Nonda is based in Palo Alto, California at the following address:
828 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Many of the company’s products are designed and manufactured in Germany to high-quality standards. In 2015, Nonda won “The fastest growing startup” and “The best 10 smart hardware” awards in Silicon Valley.
To learn more about Nonda and their product lineup, visit the company online today at nonda.co