Commercial for the Lumia 930 in the UK shows off more than the phone, portable wireless charging on display


Since the introduction of the Nokia Lumia 920, wireless charging has been a significant feature on the higher-end Windows Phones from Nokia.  While this feature has been less pervasive in the United States for a couple arguably silly reasons, many of the global models have had the feature baked in, and Nokia has made a number of colorful accessories available to spread the joy.

Wireless charging is arguably a pure convenience, but there is plenty to be said about sparing your USB port from everyday wear and tear when the alternative of just putting your phone on a plate is available. The Nokia Lumia 930, like many of its predecessors, has wireless charging built in.

With the launch of its new flagship in the United Kingdom, Nokia is also touting the DC-50 Portable Wireless Charging Plate, unveiled at Nokia World last year. The DC-50 comes with the purchase of the Lumia 930 in the UK which is quite a nice treat.  Separately, the accessory is available for a not-so-subtle £69.99 ($120).

The plate itself is roughly the size of the Lumia 930, and it weighs a little over 5 ounces (150 grams), which means it will fit nicely in any school bag or backpack. The onboard 2400mAh battery is big enough to recharge the new Lumia to about 99% capacity. When it is time to recharge the plate itself, you can either plug it in with a micro USB, or simply lay it on another charging plate.

If you happen to be a Verizon customer with a Lumia Icon, the 930’s older twin, this plate will work with your device. Alas this accessory is still a Europe-only exclusive. Availability in the in the US is still listed as “coming soon.”



source: Microsoft Mobile / Nokia

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