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
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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