I finally stopped using a case on my iPhone 13 Pro, but now I have one on my Apple TV Siri Remote. It’s really an unfortunate series of events. But it’s not actually a case: Nomad’s leather case for Siri Remote and AirTag goes beyond protection and includes an internal slot for Apple’s AirTag, which can be used to locate items that can be located in very specific locations.
This hidden AirTag slot helps make the leather case for the Siri Remote more useful than other products in the Nomad range, like the leather case for the MagSafe charger. This isn’t a swipe at the accessory maker, but it has come to the point that if anything can be wrapped in Horween leather, the company will do it.
While what looks like a remote control case may seem odd, it’s still an intriguing product. The Siri Remote Leather Cover passes the sniff test and serves a reasonable purpose, but is it worth spending the money on?
- An elegant way to attach an AirTag to a Siri Remote
- Leather cover gives the remote control softer edges
Buy from Nomad.
How do you find your Siri Remote?
The story of this leather cover is actually a story about AirTag – Apple’s small, round disc designed to help people find lost items. What do people often lose? your TV remote controls. So think of this less as a remote control case and more as an AirTag case that fits a remote control.
Finding a Siri remote is harder than finding a big black controller from the cable company. Apple’s remote control is small and slim. It’s made to burrow between sofa cushions. There are many no-name accessories you can use to attach an AirTag to a remote, but this leather case is the prettiest (and most luxurious) I’ve seen.
As long as you have an iPhone 11 or newer, your phone has Ultra Wideband hardware that can locate AirTags within inches. Not only will it tell you the device is in the house or living room, it will give you directions so you can find it under a pillow or in a shoe – in case it fell inside. That’s the main benefit of this product, and it works exactly as intended. (Although, ironically, adding that thicker cover to the remote actually makes it a little harder to lose.)
Fit and feel of the leather cover
The added benefit of this cover is that it gives the remote control nice curves and soft edges. As good as the Siri Remote is, its metal edges can be a little sharp in the hand. I never considered buying anything to cover its sides, but now that I have Nomad’s Leather Cover I can say I like the feel of the Horween versus an Apple TV remote.
Without prompting, my daughter and wife noticed that the remote felt better than usual. To accommodate the AirTag, the cover is nearly twice as thick as the remote, but that works in its favor as it still maintains a friendly size for a hand of any age.
Should you buy the Nomad Leather Cover?
All sarcasm aside, Nomad’s leather case for Siri Remote and AirTag is a great product. It’s easy to poke fun at, but if you’ve ever lost your remote for more than a day, you know the frustration that comes with it. Is that frustration worth about $40? The value seems hard to swallow for me.
If you need an excuse to click buy, it’s nice to have the leather case for the Siri remote as it feels good in your hand. Even better is the ability to find the remote control in case it accidentally leaves the room.
Buy from Nomad for $39.95.
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