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Mugen Power to launch 4800mAh wireless portable charger with Qi standard support

Mugenizer N11

Portable chargers are becoming more and more popular, especially with Windows Phones. Nokia is pushing forward with wireless charging and its own family of chargers that can be carried along for the ride. The Lumia 1020 also has a portable charger inside its camera grip accessory. Now Mugen Power will be unleashing a 4800mAh wireless portable charger, and it supports the Qi standard.

The Mugenizer N11 is as hardcore as it sounds. Sporting a full-size USB port, as well as the wireless capabilities just in case you're carrying a Windows Phone (or other device) that requires some juice but isn't compatible with Qi. Should you find yourself currently on a journey and still have an hour left on that film you're excited to finish before having to put the phone away, having the Mugenizer N11 at hand will enable you to squeeze on through.

Now that we've explained exactly why this product would be useful, as well as what it supports in terms of charge transfer, it's time for some technical specifications. The accessory has a rather large capacity of 4800mAh, and weighs in at 230g. If you require such a product to be compact and small, you're only looking at 75mm x 137mm and 14mm, so it's not going to cause issues in that department.

How much will you be looking to fork out for one of your own? $69.95. The Mugenizer N11 is available in white, comes with the USB cable for basic charging and that essentially wraps this up. If you're one to go with Nokia branded accessories, be sure to check out our previous coverage on Nokia portable chargers that were recently announced.

Lastly, if you're wanting to see what's coming in the future, how about charging your smartphone with lightning?

via: Slashgear

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Mugen Power to launch 4800mAh wireless portable charger with Qi standard support

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No, that's not the only draw back. The biggest draw back is the inability to use your device while charging unless you can juggle keeping both together. A wireless charging holster though is a better application of wireless tech.

I don't really care about charging while I use it. I just want one small enough to fit easily in my pocket so my Nexus 5 can slide in to my pocket in front of the charger. That way it can be charging the entire time it is in my pocket.

Bit of an odd concept, really, since power loss on a wireless charger is 30% at best.  So it's actually about a 3300mAh charger.

First thing that came to my mind... there must be some power loss, and thats the last thing you want on a extra battery.

Precisely. Once you've gone through the trouble of carrying an extra battery, I don't think plugging the phone is really a problem. Not to mention that you can't really use the phone when it's standing on a wireless charger. I perfectly understand why a wireless charger is great on a desk or a nightstand, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what this product could be used for.

Well, for me, this would be get when I am on my bike riding or especially mountain biking. I have a case that has a clear pouch for the phone and a larger zip pocket underneath.
Currently my problem is on long rides, my battery will die. I have a couple of portable chargers that are USB and they are hard to use with my bike mounts.
This would be perfect and I can still use my phone for GPS and other activities.
The portable charger is also good that you DO NOT NEED TO CARRY OR US A USB CORD. Like I said, I have a few portable chargers and the pain is carrying another wire, etc. This is cool when you don't have a power outlet to us the regular wired qi charger and no need to plug in the phone either. Just pop this out on your mobile desk or where ever you are and place your phone on top. When you have to get the phone or leave the area, you just pick the devices up and leave...
Well, those are two realistic scenarios that this device will aid in.

Just put the battery in your pocket. When you're not using your phone put it in front of the battery when you put your phone in your pocket. That way the phone is charging while it is in your pocket. No need for any cords. When you want to use your phone just take it out of your pocket.

I am hoping it can charge wirelessly while the device itself charges (plugged into a wall) then grab both and a micro USB cable and go if you have a long day planned.

I use the New Trent: NT120C CarbonPak - (12000mAh) battery. has two usb ports cheaper and more capacity.

I use the New Trent: NT120C CarbonPak - (12000mAh) battery. has two usb ports cheaper and more capacity.

Yo dawg, I heard you like charging, so we got a charger to charge your charger so you could charge while you charge while you charge!

Mostly on topic: has anyone heard anything about the actual release date of the DC-19? I'd really like to get one, but they haven't released it yet. They said September, but that leaves today and tomorrow...

Actually something I've been keeping an eye on, about time someone makes them. But the capacity is on the small side though

Not really worth it. 4800mAh is not a lot. That's 2 full charges if you are lucky. Its better to spend money on 13000mAh charges, especially since they cost around $50. I have an Anker 10000mAh and its a life saver.

Agreed. It's a nice product, and I use wireless charging where ever I can, I even have a spare one for when I travel but, I coul\ld see 10-30% loss for using wireless charging. This really brings down a aleady small charger.
If this was 12000-15000mAh with wireless charging for a low price, it might be something worth looking into. If I needed something like this, I would not even look at the wireless charging opion because the priority is charging my phone, not making it extra easy. And if am remote where I am not going to have access to power, I would want more that 2 charges if needed.

The problem is that a 10,000-13,000mAh battery won't fit in a pocket comfortably and the ones you are talking about aren't wireless so you'd have to carry a USB cord as well. That big of a power pack is useless if it's too big to comfortably carry in my pocket. I'd much rather have a wireless one that is 1,500-2,000mAh that is small enough to slide into my pocket right behind my phone and charge my phone while it's in my pocket without too much bulkiness. If Mugenizer made one that was like 1,700mAh that would basically give my Nexus 5 a 4,000mAh battery.

My phone is low battery. Boom! A wild thunder appear and hit my lumia. Aaand my lumia shows a message : "battery overcharged, 400% capacity, ready to use!" (just drooling in dream)

Hi Guys,
Third sentence from the artilce .. The Lumia 1020 also has a portable charger inside its camera grip accessory. 
so does this mean I can use this Mugen Power wirless charging battery together with my 1020 & Camera grip? 
(without the charging case) ...
 
cheers!
 

That is exactly what I wanted to do. However, I am worried that having it constantly plugged in and using it as a wireless charger will affect the battery life.
Also, is this available in Germany, or only US?

No, the Camera Grip has a Battery inside it.. it does not have wireless charging capability.
You could use the thing to charge, but by USB

I think this is a great idea. For those worried about the energy waste in wireless charging think if this as a two in one wireless charger and portable charger. You can leave it plugged in on a desk so it acts like a normal charging pad then when you're going to need more juice grab it along with a USB cable and you have a portable charger.

Well, for me, this would be get when I am on my bike riding or especially mountain biking. I have a case that has a clear pouch for the phone and a larger zip pocket underneath.

Currently my problem is on long rides, my battery will die. I have a couple of portable chargers that are USB and they are hard to use with my bike mounts.

This would be perfect and I can still use my phone for GPS and other activities.

The portable charger is also good that you DO NOT NEED TO CARRY OR US A USB CORD. Like I said, I have a few portable chargers and the pain is carrying another wire, etc. This is cool when you don't have a power outlet to us the regular wired qi charger and no need to plug in the phone either. Just pop this out on your mobile desk or where ever you are and place your phone on top. When you have to get the phone or leave the area, you just pick the devices up and leave...

Well, those are two realistic scenarios that this device will aid in.

Sounds crap. Bought a 30.000mAh on deal extreme. Kept my phone alive throu a 4 days festival and still had over 50% juice. Perfect for backpacking, festivals and weekend tours!

Even USB external chargers have 20%-30% nah loss, due to the conversion in the charging circuit, wiring, heat, etc... So, will this also have an additional 30% loss, when used wirelessly? If so, then this is ridiculous, and impractical.