Accessories: Nokia DC-16 Charging Stick

| October 15, 2012 | 20 Replies

DC-16 with my Black & White N9, alongside my original Cyan N9 shell

Recently got a DC-16 Portable charger, and I must say, it is super cool, and rather funky looking. The DC-16 is a portable charging stick designed to charge mobile phones and devices via Micro-USB connection. It contains a 2200 mAh battery, bigger than any of the batteries on Nokia phones.(The Lumia 920 has a 2000 mAh battery). It can be used though with any USB cable eg. iPhone/iPod.

The charger comes in four colours; white, cyan, magenta and black. The colour options clearly reflect the N9/Lumia line-up pre-WP8. The USB to Micro-USB that comes in the box matches the colour of the stick itself. It’s not a long cable, but any longer would be cumbersome for portability in my opinion. You can always get a bigger cable if you’d like.

The unit I have is magenta, which completes my colour collection. It’s easy to use, simply plug the usb cable into your computer, with Micro-USB into the charger to charge it (or you can use a phone charger to charge it like I do) and when you need to charge your device, simply put the USB into the charger, with the Micro-USB into your phone.

On the Micro-USB end, there is a battery icon, with 4 dots above it. When charging, and when in use, these dots light up, according to the current charge capacity. You can also check the current charge, by pressing the battery icon at anytime.

I fully charged my N9 with it, and there was still some juice left. Incredible!

Here are a few pics I took:



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