Dec 29, 2013

Powerocks Magicstick 2800mah Universal Extended Battery Review

​I was recently contacted by Powerocks asking me if i'd be interested in trying out their Magicstick power bank, I gladly accepted and been using it extensively  for past few weeks.

Opinions might vary on looks, but to me personally Magicstick looks great. It comes in a 4-inch cylindrical design with brushed aluminum finish and weighs about 2.6 ounces. I liked the fact that its small and light weight. After-all whats the point of having a portable charger you can't carry around with you.
There's a status indicator led ring on one end that shows you current charge left by flashing different colors, on another end there is a micro-USB port and a standard USB port.

Using the device is pretty straight forward, you connect your smartphone's cable  to the USB port (there's a micro-USB cable included) and that's it. Magicstick would then charge the connected device like any wall charger would.

There's one thing to remember though, since the output current is 1amps some beefier devices might take a little longer to charge. To give you an idea here are output current of some common chargers:
  • Computer's USB Port: 5V 0.5A
  • Amazon's Kindle Charger: 5V  0.85A
  • iPhone Wall Charger: 5V 1A
  • iPad Wall Charger: 5.1V 2A
The 2800mah battery is adequate to bring a modern smartphone like iPhone 5's dead battery to life more than once. Less power-hungry devices like wireless headphones, portable media players, e-readers can be charged several times before draining the battery.

Magicstick can be recharged using microusb port and included usb cable, it takes about 5 hours to charge it completely for next use.

Obvious Disclosure:
received this product for review purposes, as much as i'd like to I was not financially compensated by anyone to publish this post on my blog. All opinions mentioned above are my own, based on my experience with the product. 

Nov 8, 2010


Latest report on INDAMIXX 2 ATOM-POWERED MEEGO TABLET FOR $999: A relatively unknown company called Indamixx has a resonably interesting tablet-pc Indamixx 2 Slate revealed. The tablet is still in its final version. The prototype has a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB RAM, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output, Ethernet and audio in / outputs. The final version will reportedly a dual core Atom N550 processor. There is still no word on screen size or resolution.

What sets the slate apart Indamixx 2 apart from the rest is the OS. The Slate is Indamixx 2 Transmission 5.0, a music-centric OS that is actually built around MeeGo. The company says they MeeGo chosen because it is very touch! -friendly. And since MeeGo is a Linux distribution, the tablet provides endless possibilities when it comes to tweaking options. It will also be able to traditional tasks that a tablet is supposed to handle.

Price and availability
If you can not wait for the final building hit stores, the "beta hardware'is available now for $ 999. If you're willing to wait you can already get much better pricing options.


HP recently relaunched the Mini 210 laptop with a new design and many more configuration options. The mini-laptop is now available with four different CPU and graphics options.

If you choose the basic configuration with a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, you will not get any graphics options in addition to the GMA 3150 integrated graphics. The Atom N475 configuration is available with or without the Broadcom Crystal HD Video Accelerator. The top-of-the-line configuration with a dual-core Intel Atom processor N550 includes the Crystal Broadcom HD Video Accelerator.

HP also offers the netbook wi! th a choice of Windows 7 Starter or Home Premium, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB or 250GB, 7200rpm hard drive. You can also choose between a 1024 x 600 pixels or 1366 x 768 pixel display.

The new HP 210 comes standard with a 6-cell battery. It is no longer available with a 3-cell battey option. The new model also has an island-style keyboard, a touchpad with integrated controls and a rear panel that can be removed without a screwdriver.


Latest report on BEST BUY TO SELL EMACHINES EME442-V133 LAPTOP FOR $279.99: Close on the heels of Walmart announced a $ 288 Compaq laptop, Best Buy has also given a budget notebook. The eMachines eME442-V133 also has a 15.6 inch screen. It is listed at $ 279.99.

The eMachines eME442-V133 is powered by an AMD-V Series V140 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. Other specifications include ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a DVD burner and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

The 15.6-inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The eMachines eME442-V133 also a 4-cell battery, WiFi 802.11n, Gigabit LAN, HDMI and VGA outputs,! three USB ports and an SD / MMC memory card reader.

The notebook will be available for the discounted price of $ 279.99 in Best Buy stores in May and November 6.


Latest report on ASUS EEE PC 1215T WITH AMD PROCESSOR NOW SHIPPING FOR $436: The Asus Eee PC 1215T with a 12.1 inch screen has gone on sale. Amazon has started taking orders for the AMD-powered 1215T for $ 436.

The Asus Eee PC 1215T is powered by a 1.7 GHz AMD Athlon processor K125 and ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics. The 12.1-inch LED backlit display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Other specifications include 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB, 5400rpm hard drive, HDMI, VGA output, a 0.3 megapixel webcam, WiFi and Ethernet LAN 802.11b/g/n.

The Eee PC runs Windows 7 1215T 32-bit operating system. The notebook measures 1.5 inches thick and weighs 3.2 pounds.

Th! e Eee PC 1215T seems to have the same chassis design as the Eee PC 1215N. But while the 1215N has an Atom processor and graphics ION, the 1215T has an AMD processor and ATI graphics similar to ION. Both machines can deliver more or less the same CPU and graphics performance, but the 1215N will improve battery life to get. On the other hand, the 1215T will cost nearly $ 50 less than 1215N.