Nokia DC-18 external charger is alien design: modern, simplistic, compact
posted by Victor H. / May 09, 2013, 3:18 AM
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.
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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 May 09, 2013, 3:20 AM 25
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Nice design. The retractable cord is a very nice touch.
posted on May 09, 2013, 3:39 AM 19
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Nice design? Seriously?
posted on May 09, 2013, 4:42 AM 0
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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 May 09, 2013, 3:39 AM 1
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u have not removable battery what u do now?
posted on May 09, 2013, 3:49 AM 3
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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 May 09, 2013, 6:05 AM 5
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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 May 09, 2013, 4:09 AM 12
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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 May 09, 2013, 4:20 AM 4
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 May 09, 2013, 6:12 AM 3
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samsung will made a clone of this too next week :p
posted on May 09, 2013, 3:42 AM 15
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And it would be called 'Galaxy S charger'
posted on May 09, 2013, 3:53 AM 13
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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 May 09, 2013, 3:42 AM 3
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1750 mAh ? i think you might be able to get a 5000 mAh cell for the cost
posted on May 09, 2013, 3:43 AM 2
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