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Provide your Windows Phone some juice with Nokia's new portable chargers

Nokia DC 18

We've all been there. Glancing at the Windows Phone lock screen to find that the battery saver has kicked in with a good few hours to go until a charger can be utilised. This is where portable chargers can be rather handy. Nokia is set to release a stylish charger, called the DC-18, which looks very much like a Live Tile.

So what's the capacity of the product? Just 1720mAh, but it's a trade-off for the dimensions that come in at 57 mm by 57 mm, with a width of just 14.9 mm. That's a fairly compact charger and from glancing at the renders provided, it's a very good looking one too. On the front of the charger is a battery charge status indicator, which is active when the retractable microUSB cable is pulled out from the main case.

The DC-18 will be available in four variants: cyan, magenta, white and yellow. Unfortunately, both pricing and availability have not yet been confirmed by Nokia, though we can't imagine the charger costing an absolute fortune, especially with previous models (with higher capacity) coming in below $50. So, who's up for a stylish charger?

Source: Nokia; thanks to everyone who tipped us!



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venom5150 says:

Nokia already has a charger in magenta, cyan, white, and black with 2200mh. Its perfect for the 920, mobile,compact. Look on att website. Nokia dc-16. Its great! Att has it for $35

L0gic Bom8 says:

Intriguing look for a charger.

myjota says:

I buy im in line....

MethodGT says:

Hopefully it's red like the render, not magenta, because that's the one I'd get.

rebel_yell says:

Was wondering the same thing. Didn't know Nokia made a magenta phone.

venom5150 says:

Yes they do. Wife has the magenta 900. Nokia also made a magenta 800.

rebel_yell says:

Well blow me down.

So they need a matte black for it to match my L900!

agm353 says:


Rico says:

Heads up, these are meant for the Asha 501s, hence the low charging capacity.

aprilcy says:

The 40+days Asha 501? No need

tyrok says:

Weird spot for the usb. One of these that charges wirelessly would be cool.

bbennett40 says:

There's a great idea!

adrian1338 says:

the usb is actually a little cable attached to it that gets out

CJ Thunder says:

That would be sick, lay them both down, boom, charging.

Prodigy11 says:

15€ they say, for the price.

Wael Hasno says:

Wish they came out in black. I sure am getting one for my Lumia 620, perfect match.

qwe123878 says:

Looks good, but rather buy the dc-16

Oxymoron428 says:

I like this! I may get one for my 8x lol

martinmc78 says:

Was thinking the same thing

Oxymoron428 says:

It just hit me... This portable charger has 1720mah, and the 8x's battery is 1800mah. So will this thing nearly charge my phone to full?

I don't think it will charge a higher capacity battery at all oxy.

Tomasz S. says:

It will charge your phone far from full, as your phone will be on and draining power while charging. It will get your phone up to merely 50-75% when you start from 0.

But why would anyone wait till 0% to start charging? It's not healthy for the battery to drop it below 50% anyway.

mohannad087 says:

I love my dc-16 charger its 2000mah and only for 25$

Same here. Own and loving the DC-16 charger. This one looks, well, odd and lower capacity

ebradley says:

I did not see on the website any US availability. Does someone see it somewhere?

nsg1000 says:

still waiting for the nokia wireless charging car holder thingy!

Xaphoon148 says:

YES, want that...

so if I am charging my Lumia 920; how much would it charge the battery say by using this model and using the 16 dc model?

tarzanmarzan says:

If you're look for a nice charger for all your mobile needs, pick up the PowerGen 12000 mAH portable charger. It charges my phone from 0-100 about 6 times. Its currently 40% off on Amazon. There's a rather informative review on it as well so check that out! Nokia's portable charger is very stylish but when it comes to encompassing practicality go with the PowerGen

penetronn says:

Very nice. Will seriously consider picking one of these up at retail.

Raylz says:

this will charge my 710 with a whole charge and then some.

Jazmac says:

I got the Intocircuit 11200mAh battery backup for 33 bucks on Amazon a week ago.  Two USB charge ports. Seems to work well.

Lessram says:

The USB is on the side, IMHO not the perfect position for a L920

Tomasz S. says:

The USB is on a retractable cable.

simccarthy says:

May sound stupid but will i be able to use it with my htc 8S or do you have to have a Nokia? Thanks.

Will work on any phone with micro USB charging slot

Epic Pie says:

Soon... There will be wireless charging dock attached onto tables all over the place...

Just 1700mah? Old portable charger are just 2000mah and that's even not charge my l920 fully

DJCBS says:

This may be useful. I just hope they release it in normal colours too. We are not all like Daniel, some of us prefer black phones :P lol

Shantek says:

How dull :P lol

John20212 says:

Would be cool if it supported wireless charging as well.

Shambels says:

This is exactly what I need for my L820.. That's my only issue with eh phone is the terrible battery life!

cybermoose89 says:

Id love one in red match my 920 my battery lasts anyway but a sweet looking back up add a bit of flare you cant go wrong !

DennisvdG says:

Are you kidding me!? I just bought the dc16...

Shantek says:

The dc-16 is the better option. Higher capacity

DennisvdG says:

I know lol I commented before reading th article >ㅁ< never again...

dkp23 says:

The portable charger on ATT from Nokia is $35 and is 2,200mah.  Not sure why this would be more with less juice.  What is the difference between the two?

Habeeb AlAli says:

this one is smaller and colorful
The priceing wasn't mentioned by Nokia
The "below $50 is an estimation only"

wetworker says:

I want three of them.cyan,red yellow.

pierrerv says:

Too expensive. Make it 19.95 and I'll buy it

Shantek says:

How can it be too expensive? They haven't even announced the price?

pmich says:

I never thought i'd need an backup external battery, but i can't get past 8 hours on moderate use on my L920 so i may need to pick one up.

KKRLessey says:

Is there a black version?

Habeeb AlAli says:

Official page Says no black
only White, Cyan, Yello and Red

cae758 says:

Once you go black, you never go back. To the store.

mango.lover says:

Wish they were wireless

erasure25 says:

What happens when the portable charger is out of juice?

You need buy another one :/

lemonsteveo says:

You charge it with another portable charger. :)

rahul.sharma says:

Man, Seriously...yellow accessories are kind of joke from Nokia.
They advertise it but you can never get it. Anyone know where to get yellow DC-16 charger or purity in-ear yellow headset.

I'd actually get a battery case for my 920 if they had them. Loved the ones I got for my iPhone 4.

Luis Camino says:

there ser at keast a couple that i know of. one of them das reviewed un wpcentral. look it up on Amazon.

Luis Camino says:

sorry wrong language of spell checker :P

DalekSnare says:

This would be awesome. Usually I'm fine but on vacation, especially in wilderness places with bad reception, the battery dies fast. This sounds great, no more losing access to Audible before getting back to the hotel.