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Nokia DC-18 external charger is alien design: modern, simplistic, compact

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Nokia DC-18 external charger is alien design: modern, simplistic, compact
The Nokia Asha 501 just got officially unveiled today bringing a lot of the Lumia Windows Phone design language to the ultra affordable Asha feature phones, but along with it came a little accessory that caught our attention.

Disgruntled with uninspiring designs in the land of Android (cough, Samsung), this newly unveiled Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 looks like alien technology. It’s minimalist, it’s compact, it’s colorful.

A single-color block, the Nokia DC-18 external charger packs in 1720mAh of extra juice that would in most cases double the battery longevity of your phone. It features a retractable microUSB cable that you use to charge devices, and when tucked inside, this really is one of the best designed accessories we’ve seen recently.

The large battery indicator on the front shows how much juice you have in it, and on the back is a simple Nokia logo. The whole charger weighs only 65g and you can get it in a color that would match your Nokia devce. It of course works with all other devices supporting microUSB. Take a look below.

source: Nokia

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posted on 09 May 2013, 03:20 25

1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Nice, Nokia are bringing back more accessories, means more they're making more! Can't wait for the rest of the week and the end of year flagship!

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:47 15

7. user996 (Posts: 193; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


they know how to do good and useful stuff

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:26 11

17. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I'm in instant love with this charger!! Will buy one when they release it :))

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:55 1

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


wow nokia looks really cool, unique, bright and colorful. one thing i like about this charger is that showing us battery status with light.
keep it up nokia.....!!!

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:39 19

2. cezarepc (Posts: 610; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Nice design. The retractable cord is a very nice touch.

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:42

18. galaxymega6.3 (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Nice design? Seriously?

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:00 11

20. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


you'll see it as well..first remove that fanboy glass ....

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:07 3

23. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


If only it was that easy...

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:05

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


u r not funny

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:39 1

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


really don't see the point in external charger. Buying a second battery (if its removable) is most likely cheaper and defiantly more efficient. Example: your phone is dead and need for more battery for an important hour long business call.

Extra Battery: no problem. swap the batteries and off you go.

External charger : plug it in then you have to wait for enough charge to from external into internal battery, then you have a phone in which you have to hold both battery and phone

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:49 3

8. user996 (Posts: 193; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


u have not removable battery what u do now?

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:56

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Don't buy phones without removable battery?

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:05 5

22. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


oh fanboys... why are you people crying...
most of the Lumias batteries cannot be removed.. i guess some HTCs as well... it will help them...

we don't need your advice on what to buy and what not...

you don't find it useful ..please don't buy it.. isn't that simple...

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:31 2

32. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Tablets font have removable batteries either, and while this wouldn't power a tablet for long, it would give enough juice to finish some tasks. Same for anything else that takes a micro USB charger.

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:56 2

11. sbw44 (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Why not have both then!

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:09 12

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


External charger or power bank is the better option - it can charge ANY phone; a specific battery is only compatible with a specific phone. And it's a big hassle to shut down the phone and pry open the back cover to swap the battery when u can keep the phone running and charge it externally. Some third party power banks have over 10,000 mAh capacity, investing in such powerbanks is a better idea.

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:20 4

16. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


If u have a second battery it means it will cover the backup of that specific phone. But this charger is universal, u can charge anything with this one which can be charged by usb. So anyone having two phone can charge both of them without any compatibility problem.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:12 3

26. lovefist (unregistered)


external chargers for me is a must especially in today's smartphones.
please please, before you downvote or throw out the idea.. try it first dude.

ive been using external battery banks since i bought my first android. and you know what, i can buy any phone i like aesthetically and I don't have to worry about a phone's battery capacity and skip on buying it.

these things are so small yet very useful.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:34 2

28. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1043; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


oh look your phone is on 50% plug it in external because you can since you will be having a long business call later

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:42 15

4. sapibuntinx (Posts: 55; Member since: 08 May 2013)


samsung will made a clone of this too next week :p

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:53 13

9. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


And it would be called 'Galaxy S charger'

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:00 7

13. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


S4 charger

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:35 8

29. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Sorry if was reading ur comment fast n it sounded like "Galaxy A$$ charger" ROFL ROFL..

posted on 09 May 2013, 07:02 4

30. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


you mean @ss charger right? :D

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:54 7

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


S-cell

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:42 3

5. tadaa (Posts: 258; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Very cool. I like the retractable cable. The only drawback for me would be the 1750mah capacity since most powerbanks hold way more than that. Could have at least been 2200 but hey, if its priced properly then why not,

posted on 09 May 2013, 03:43 2

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


1750 mAh ? i think you might be able to get a 5000 mAh cell for the cost

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:34 1

33. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Agreed, but style and functionality (cable and power display) over capacity, I guess. I hope Nokia comes out with one like this in a.larger size, say 10K mAh

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:15 2

15. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


At only 65gm its fantastic, And its universal, we can use it in any phone, This is a accessory that's actually very useful and great looking.

posted on 09 May 2013, 05:43

19. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


To bad it is only 1750 :( i have the DC16 battery, 2000 mAh, even that is a little to less for my Lumia 920 :(

Greetzz.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:03

21. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Nice design, but not big deal.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:07 1

24. mydi.maus (unregistered)


lego blocks?hmm

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:35

34. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I thought the same thing, in a good way

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:10

25. rozay321 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


it looks like a perfume box

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:19 1

27. volcano (Posts: 267; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


it looks like a A LIVE TILE :)

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:27

31. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Wish the capacity were higher and the corners more Lumia-esque, but retractable cord and battery status built in are brilliant, better than the cylindrical DC-16 (I think) I was looking at getting.

posted on 09 May 2013, 12:29

37. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


What kind of iPhone is this Lumnia Phone ...?
I have never seen one..
Where can I get it?

posted on 09 May 2013, 15:01

38. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Will be purchasing for my L920 for sure

posted on 09 May 2013, 20:50

39. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


"isgruntled with uninspiring designs in the land of Android (cough, Samsung)"

just love this!!

and finally a powerbank made by nokia!

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