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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!


Reader comments

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


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

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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 !

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?

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

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.

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.

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.