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

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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39 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 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!

7. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

they know how to do good and useful stuff

17. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.....!!!

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

18. galaxymega6.3

Posts: 33; Member since: May 08, 2013

Nice design? Seriously?

20. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

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

23. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

If only it was that easy...

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

u r not funny

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 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

8. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

u have not removable battery what u do now?

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't buy phones without removable battery?

22. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 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...

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

11. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Why not have both then!

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

16. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

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.

28. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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

4. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

And it would be called 'Galaxy S charger'

13. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

S4 charger

29. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

30. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

you mean @ss charger right? :D

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

S-cell

5. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 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,

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

15. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

19. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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.

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