Quick look at the Nokia DC-50 Qi portable charging plate

One of the cool accessories Nokia announced today was the DC-50, a 2400 mAh battery (we had it wrong in the video) that also has built in Qi wireless charging.

Think of it like one of those portable power packs that you carry around, but without the need for wires. When you want to charge, you just toss down the lil’ brick and lob your phone on top to wirelessly charge (assuming your phone is Qi compatible). The Lumia 920, 928 and 1520 can charge natively, while the Lumia 720, 820, 925 and 1020 can use optional backplates to enable the Qi feature.

DC-50 Qi Wireless charging plate

The DC-50 will run $99 and weighs 150 grams. While not cheap, it sure is convenient and with its light weight and bright colors, it certainly has some appeal.

DC-50 Qi Wireless charging plate

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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.