That means I have boxes and drawers full of stuff I tried and ended up not using. Here’s one that I like and use and it looks and feels a little like something Apple would have designed and built in the early iPhone days. More power.
Magic. Battery. Stick.
That iPhones and iPads need more battery life is an understatement, but acknowledges the state of the industry today. The more we use our iDevices, the more power we use.
My latest toy is called Magicstick from Powerocks. It’s a small cylinder-shaped USB battery which fits unobtrusively into a pocket, purse, briefcase, or backpack.
It’s actually a little smaller than the aluminum LED flashlight that I carry with me everywhere I go. It comes in a variety of colors and could be mistaken for a small flashlight or a large lipstick.
On the bottom of the Magicstick are two USB ports– one standard port to use when you want to charge your iPhone or iPad (it’s slow, but it works). The other port is a microUSB port so you can recharge the Magicstick.
Magicstick carries a battery capacity of 2800mAh which is substantially higher than Mophie’s popular Juice Pack Air (1700mAh) which itself is slightly higher than both iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
That means you get pretty much a full recharge.
The top end of the Magicstick is a push button light, but it’s not a flashlight.
The light indicates how much power remains in the Magicstick. A blue light means 70-100-percent full. A green light means 30-70-percent full. A red light means 30-percent or less.
At the other end are the two USB ports– standard USB to use to charge your iPhone, and microUSB to recharge the magicStick. The package comes with a microUSB cable.
The portable batter is less expensive than replacing a battery, or using a Mophie Juice Pack. It’s not 4-inches high, not an inch around, and only weighs a little over 2.5-ounces. It’s also priced right to make a good gift for geek or geekette.