I got my Powerocks Magicstick last week and tried it out this weekend. We had a power outage Saturday morning for several hours, and I was thinking it would be the perfect time to try the Magicstick. By the time I needed to charge my phone, we had power again, so I didn't actually have a need to use it, but I used the Magicstick anyway just to see how it worked. And it worked great.
It charges as fast as a standard wall charger in an electrical outlet, and it holds enough power to charge my Samsung Galaxy S4 once. But that's enough. Many smartphones can get up to 2 full charges. If the power's out or you're out somewhere with no outlets, one of these could make all the difference! My son really could have used one of these last week when his car wouldn't start and his phone battery just happened to be dead at the same time. Thankfully he was in a McDonald's parking lot and not out in the middle of nowhere.
The Magicstick is the perfect size for any pocket, purse, or backpack. Never get stuck with a dead phone or other mobile device again! The Magicstick can be used to charge not only your smartphone but other digital devices as well, such as Bluetooth headsets, cameras, GPS, e-readers, and more. Pressing the button on the end of the Magicstick lets you know exactly how much charge is available - blue for a full charge, green for a partial charge, and red to let you know it needs charged back up again. Simply plug it into your phone's charger or any powered USB port to charge. It comes with a USB cable and drawstring carry case and features a smooth, brushed aluminum finish available in a variety of colors. I got a black one, and have a silver one to give away, but there are some really fun colors, too such as red, purple, pink, and green.
I plan to carry this handy little thing with me from now on, so I'll never have to worry about getting stuck with a dead phone. Or a dead Kindle. I don't think it can completely charge the Kindle, but I bet it could let me at least finish my chapter - and we all know how important that is.
The Powerocks Magicstick sells for $49.99, but use promo code Powerblog20 and get 20% off. Be sure to check out the rest of the Powerocks products for all your charging needs, too! Shipping is always free.
Giveaway - if you'd like to win your own Powerocks Magicstick, leave me a comment letting me a know a time when you really could have used one of these. Contest is open to U.S. Residents, and entries must be received by 11:59pm Eastern time on January 3, 2014. Winner will be contacted by email, so make sure I have your email address. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received two Powerocks Magicstick chargers, one for review and one to give away. All opinions are mine.