At the risk of sounding all Scrooge-ish, I'm just gonna say it: I don't love Christmas shopping. OK...I don't love any kind of shopping, actually. OK...I mostly hate shopping when I have very little money to shop with. If I do have money, then shopping becomes slightly more tolerable. But even when I do have money, shopping isn't my most favorite activity. Especially when I have to figure out what to get other people. I don't know why. I think I am just too worried about getting something the receiver won't like. Which is why I like little gems like this Powerocks Magicstick Portable Battery. Because honestly? There is only one person I know who would not like this and she is 75 years old and does not own one single electronic device that would need to be charged. No cellphone, no laptop, no tablet, no e-reader...nothing. Other than my friend Darlene? Everyone else I know would use one of these!
I am seriously psyched about this little piece of awesomeness! I use my smartphone constantly throughout the day for both personal and professional tasks, which include internet searches, social media updates and taking photos for blogs, reviews and marketing purposes. Consequently, the phone battery gets drained quickly and if I have forgotten my car charger or I am in a meeting when my phone decides to die, then I am without my communication device until I get back home. And that is bad. Because I depend on that device. OK, I am addicted to that device. It's my crack. Don't judge me.
The Powerocks Magicstick solves that problem for those of us who are slaves to our electronic devices. Inside the sleek exterior is a rechargeable 2800mAh lithium ion battery that will charge any device that can be powered by an USB connection, such as iPhone 4/4S & 5, e-Readers, Android Phones, Blue Tooth Devices, Cameras, Gaming controllers, MP3 players, GPS. That's a pretty long list of devices, people!
You know what else is great about it? It's size. It fits easily in a purse, a pocket, a backpack pocket or a carry-on bag. Honestly? I could fit this bad boy, along with the USB charging cord, in my bra in an emergency! Sorry, no pics on that one, but I can assure you, I tried it. Just to see. Because sometimes a girl finds herself with no pockets or hand bag and she needs her hands free to climb a tree or something! It happens!
The Magicstick is incredibly easy to use: just plug the USB cord into the device, then plug it into your phone. That's it. And to recharge the Magicstick when it's dead? Use the same USB cord in reverse by plugging the device into the USB cord and then plugging the USB cord into a computer. Rocket science, right?
The only negative thing I can say about this portable power source is that I can't tell how much of a charge it holds once the power indicator turns red. There is a button on the bottom that will shine green when the Magicstick is fully charged and red when it is not fully charged. But I can't tell when the light is red just how low the Magicstick is. It could be 3/4 full or almost empty. But seriously? There's nothing else to pick apart.
So to recap:
- Powerocks Magicstick is an awesome portable charger for many electronic devices.
- Powerocks Magicstick is easy to use and easy to carry.
- Powerocks Magicstick is a great gift for males and females of varying ages who use electronic devices.
- Powerocks Magicstick makes an excellent gift for your boss or other high powered executives who travel with their smartphones. Your sophisticated and thoughtful gift might prompt them to thank you with a raise or a promotion. Just sayin.'
- Powerocks Magicstick fits into Christmas Stockings or really cute, small gift bags.
- Powerocks is offering a 20% discount for I Am Boymom Readers who use this code: Powerblog20
The Magicstick retails for about $50 and you can find it at the Powerocks website. You can also find a list of retail locations in your area on the website.
Admit it. I just helped you cross like 3 or 8 people off of your Christmas shopping list, right? No need to thank me. It's what I do. But maybe you can thank Powerocks Magicstick by visiting their website and Facebook page.
**Disclosure: Powerocks provided me with a Magicstick Portable Charger to help me facilitate this review. My honest opinions about the product are my own.**