One of the biggest drawbacks of most smartphones today is its battery. It always lets you down when you need it the most and it is during such times that you really feel the need for portable charging. Because even though you carry around a power cord with you at all times, you may be having a hard time finding a place to plug it in. Microsoft recently launched its most powerful portable power charger yet called the Portable Power DC-21. Its looks rather simple and small, but don’t be fooled by its looks. This portable charger is capable of charging Windows Phones twice over and can do it faster than the AC-60, which is its fastest wall charger. Here’s what we know about the Portable Power DC-21.
The Microsoft Portable Power DC-21
The Microsoft Portable Power DC-21 is rounded, cylindrical and compact and carries a 6000mAh rechargeable battery, which charges to 80 percent capacity in about three hours, and 100 percent in about four hours. The device has a low standby battery consumption which means it can keep charge for months and Microsoft is saying that even after 6 months, the device is still capable of holding 80 percent of power.It has a premium feel and its soft LED lights indicate how much charging capacity you have left.
You can top up the power on the device via USB and you can simultaneously chain the Microsoft Portable Power and your Windows Phone to charge them both at the same time.
To charge your smartphone with this portable charger, all you need to do is plug in any USB-A charging cable. The Portable Power DC-21 has a universally compatible USB interface, so it can charge not just your Windows phone, but also other devices as well.
Tech Specs of the Microsoft Portable Power DC-21
- Width: 43.9 mm
- Height: 99.5 mm
- Thickness: 25.4 mm
- Weight: 145 g
- Cable length: 25 cm
- Charging connectors: Micro-USB, USB
- LED indicators: Battery level indicator
- Battery capacity: 6000 mAh
The Microsoft Portable Power DC-21 is available in three colors: white, bright green and bright orange, is priced at $49 and will be available in Microsoft Stores later this month.