Product provided for review. As always, opinions are my own.
My iPhone 4S is over two years old and doesn’t quite hold a charge like it used to. By the middle of the day my battery is already drained and in need of a recharge. When I’m at home recharging is as simple as plugging my phone into an outlet, but when I’m out running errands, I don’t have that simple luxury.
The Powerocks Magicstick 2800mAh is a compact and lightweight mobile charger that is easy to carry around in your purse, pocket or backpack. With the single USB port and corresponding cable with micro to USB connection, you can charge a variety of devices while on the go.
Straight out of the box I was unable to use it with my iPhone 4S. If you have your Apple USB cord with you, you’ll be good to go, though. If your device has a micro USB port, you’ll be able to charge as is. Since the iPhone does not, I had to get creative. I have a case for my iPhone that has a micro USB port on the side. So when my battery got low, I simply slipped on the case and charged with the Magicstick. On a fully charged Magicstick, I can almost get two full charges to my phone.
You can get a reading on the power capacity of the Magicstick simply by holding it in your hand with the port side down and pressing down on the circular button on the top of the cylinder. A blue light indicates it is at 70%-100% capacity, a green light indicates it is at 30%-70% capacity and a red light indicates it is less than 30%.
The smooth, brushed aluminum finish comes in variety of colors including black (as shown above), green, blue, silver, pink, red, purple, and gray. The aluminum housing and white carrying case makes it a pretty durable accessory to carry around.
Although charging my iPhone proves to require a couple extra steps, charging other devices such as my Sony Xperia Tablet and Kindle are as simple as plugging it in to the micro USB port. I think it would be a nice upgrade to add an adapter for Apple devices, but there are ways to work around it. Overall, I’m pleased with Powerocks Magicstick and love being able to charge my devices while on-the-go.
You can purchase the Powerocks MagicstickmAh portable charger for the suggested retail price of $49.99. But, if you use the code Powerblog20 you will get 20% off the retail price.