Portable chargers are slowly becoming one of the most handiest utility in everyone’s backpack. And now Microsoft wants a piece of it too, with its own brand name on top. The company has launched Portable Power, a power bank which packs in a 6,000mAh battery, and looks a lot similar to the DC-16 Universal Charger that Nokia launched several months ago.
To put the power capacity in perspective, the 6,000mAh battery when fully powered should be able to charge a Lumia 520, which comes with 1430mAh, four times, and still have some juice left. Similarly, it can charge the Lumia 1020, which comes with 2000mAh battery, three times. Microsoft says that it will take only 4 hours to fully charge the power bank. I must say it is pretty impressive, as a 10,000mAh power bank that I own takes 13 hours to do the same!
Like most, Microsoft’s Portable Power is also compatible with a wide range of handsets, as it connects over a standard USB-to-micro cable. The company says that a fully charged power bank will retain the full power for months. In fact, even after six months in standby state, the Microsoft Portable Power will have 80 percent of power left, the company claims.
The Portable Power comes in white, bright green, and orange colors. It is priced at €39 EUR / $49 USD, and will become available for purchase later this month. Also, do head out to the Nokia blog (the VIA link below) to participate in a giveaway where company is handing out 5 Portable Powers. All you have to do is tell the company, using the comment section, why you need this power bank.Further reading: Microsoft, Nokia