Thursday, January 2, 2014

I got the magic stick...and so can you: Powerocks review and giveaway


 So have I mentioned how much I love to get free stuff and be able to give it away to people?  It makes me feel like whatever the blogger equivalent of Santa is. Well, on Christmas eve, I got a very special package from the lovely people at Powerocks, maker of the super handy mobile charging battery called the magic stick.  [Tangent: I was so excited when I opened it that I immediately waved them at my sister saying, "look what I'm reviewing and giving away!" I guess she wasn't wearing her glasses or focused on the words "magic stick" and not rechargeable battery...because she asked me why on earth I was reviewing vibrators! I guess she thinks my blog is taking some weird foray into erotica. I told her she was mistaken, but I can see where she got confused.]


These little beasts, which are about the size and weight of a mini maglite flashlight, are super handy especially for a girl like me who chronically burns her iPhone battery. [Tangent: To exacerbate this problem, I have no car charging port in my super mega robot van because it is covered by complicated beep boop equipment. Yes, it can raise and lower and is basically a transformer...but it cannot do simple things like charge my phone.] On a daily basis, my battery is running out and especially when I need it most. Intervention needed to take place and this way I get to share the joy with one of you lucky readers!  Basically, it's a must have items for the following demographics:
  • outdoorsy folks
  • forgetful people
  • people who have a phobia of being without technology
  • former boy scouts who like to be prepared
See, basically everyone is covered!

The magic stick is relatively simple to use and you can use it to not only charge phones but portable gaming systems, e-readers, digital cameras, mp3 players and GPS devices. The box says it has a 2800mAh battery capacity...which to me, means when it is fully charged, in turn, it can charge your device  fully. Impressive. It also has a handy power status checker on the base to tell you how charged it is. [Tangent: If it gives off a red light: battery is low. Green light: safe. Blue light: nearly fully charged.]



I finally cracked mine out this weekend and was thrilled with the ease of use. It came with a USB charger (as well as a handy storage bag! WHAT! WHAT!) and all I had to do was plug it into my computer until the light on the end glowed blue. When I knew it was ready,  I used my own iphone friendly USB cord to plug it into my phone. [Tangent: iPhones are the only device which has to be super difficult and not have a standard USB plugin, otherwise you could use the same plug to attach the battery to your computer as you would to attach it to your phone. Does that make sense? ] It was super easy to use, and did fulfill it's mission of bringing my phone back from death's door.

Truthfully, I have already used it SEVERAL times. [Tangent: Probably at least once a day.] If my battery is at all running low (below 20%), I just throw my iPhone cord and the magic stick external battery in my purse and I feel like I will not break down on the side of the road and be incommunicado! [Tangent: It also makes a fairly sweet mic, to practice your best Freddy Mercury face. Clearly, mine needs some serious work.]


Because it is the new year, and I want you to begin to 2014 by not having to worry about your phone pooping out on you during a heated game of Candy Crush, The lovely people at Powerocks are giving you all 20% when you shop at their online store when you use the offer code: Powerblog20 at checkout! 

They are also giving away a powerocks Magic Stick external battery in red to a lucky winner! [Tangent: If you already like my blog on FB, you get an easy entry below!] This is a $49 value, so nothing to sneeze at, folks. You have one week...until 1/9 to enter, so get on it! Good luck!

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*All reviews are done by me and contain solely my opinions. Take em or leave em. 

24 comments:

  1. Oh, and I lost power right before midnight on New Year's Eve. I woke up to a zillion messages.

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    1. I lose battery on a daily basis or am forced to go on airline mode for about half the day to keep from losing full power. Now if I can only remember to keep this charged then we'll be good!

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  2. I hate it when my phone dies while I'm at work, then I have to wait for it to reboot while I drive home with it on the charger in the car. :(

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    1. I used to keep a spare USB charger on my desk plugged into my computer for just such emergencies.

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  3. My phone dies every time I go to Disneyland and I don't have a phone charger either! I neeeeed this!

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  4. I use my phone as my WiFi also so the extra power would be a lifesaver!

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    1. I've just started keeping the connector cord hooked to my computer at all times so I don't forget to charge the magic stick

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  5. When I was lost in minneapolis and had no idea where I was and could not remember anyones number its crazy how many numbers I cant remember because they are just on my phone.

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    1. This happened to me at the doctor last month when I was trying to call my boyfriend from another phone and realized that I couldn't remember his number. We've been dating almost 3 years. That's inexcusable

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  6. Ohmegracious!!! I need one.....well.... or 5 of these on hand. Shelbs is famous for killing my battery!

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    1. I know!! I have another that's solar powered

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  7. I wish I had a good reason for why I need this, but all I can say is that I'm a product of my generation. Or maybe my phone battery is being sucked dry by elves when I'm not looking. I don't know, but I NEED this! :)

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  8. I normally am good about staying ahead of a dead battery, but I do have DBP or Dead Battery Paranoia as soon as it gets down to 20%. This device may come in handy this year though since I am hoping to travel more!

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  9. Amazeballs! Where has this been all my life?!

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  10. Everyday! No really. Last conference the cell service in the hotel was in and out so it drained my phone by 2pm. With 4 more hour to go I was in a bind. I run around the whole time making sure things are going as planned and putting out fires so no phone was scary. I am going to buy one if I don't win!

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    1. I have already used mine WAY more than I ever imagined in the last 2 weeks.

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  11. Geez, I didn't realize my husband had logged in on my phone. This is Sarah Como of bluejeansandmelodies.com

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  12. Brugh has one of those and loves it; And you know if he has one, and you get one, you have arrived!

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