I was recently in the market for a portable USB charger / battery extender and guess what?! Powerocks contacted me about reviewing their Magicstick Universal Extended Battery. Ahhhh I love it when fortune smiles on me. Read more to find out how it worked out….
A shiney new Powerocks Magicstick
I have recently been contacted to see if I’d like to do a review of a portable extended battery. I was JUST looking for a portable charging unit, so I was very excited when they said they would send me a unit to review!
Powerocks makes compact and powerful (and awesomely colorful) portable chargers so you can recharge your mobile devices, or really any USB device) on-the-go when life takes you away from an electrical outlet. I was sent a red Magicstick, which if you look up on Amazon has a average 4 star rating. I also heard that they’ve been picked by MTV for inclusion in this year’s official 2013 MTV Video Music Award VIP swag bag and commented that I might get the same one as Macklemore…… they replied they sent the same one! #AWESOME!
Magicstick portable charging
Here’s the skinny on a Magicstick’s specs:
- Large capacity 2800mAh portable battery to help keep your devices powered on-the-go
- Convenient size. It weighs just a barely over 2.5 ounces, it’s less than 4 inches long, and less than an inch across
- Available in a ton of color and design choices
- Compatible with Android, iPhone, and other portable devices charged via USB cable
- Recharge the Powerocks Magicstick via the included micro-USB-to-USB cable
- Smart push-button LED shows charge status. Blue light = 70% – 100% full, Green light = 30% – 70% full, Red light = 1% – 30% full
The Magicstick isn’t their only product. They have a very cool looking car charger, drool worthy dual charging Stone3 7800mAh Extended Battery (charge two devices at once), and wickedly powerful 12,000mAh Magic Cube.
I ended up going out of town for the weekend with my Magicstick in tow… as well as several power hungry devices. So I got to put it through the paces. Considering how much we’ve grown dependent on smartphones, a Powerocks Magicstick is something I consider an essential device. Not quite as stylish as the Powerflask, the Magicstick was stylish and hip non-the-less. I really appreciated the simple color coding on the tip that indicates how much stored power it had. Charging is not as fast as using a USB wall charger, but on par with what I’ve experienced with a USB 2.0 charger. I charged a phone, an iPad2, and part of another phone before it ran out of juice. Considering the first phone and the iPad2 were essentially dead… the Magicstick more than kicked ass.
They totally get bonus points for the funk music in the video above. ;O)
Check out Powerocks on their website (they have 40% off for CyberMonday!!!!!), the Powerocks Facebook page, or hit them up on Twitter @powerocksusa. Do you have a battery challenged friend on your gift list? You know the type… always out of reach because they can’t keep their smartphone charged? This week we’re doubling down on our prizes so you can have TWICE as much power to share! Sign up. Tag a Friend. Win TWO Powerocks Magicsticks. It’s just that simple. Contest ends Sunday at 5 PM CST. http://woobox.com/brsu74