Tuesday, March 10, 2015

PowerStick.com Review

Some days it feels like my cell phone is an appendage of my body. I use it to keep up with appointments, check email, take pictures, keep in touch with friends and family and access social media. Unfortunately, most days my cell phone battery can't keep up with me. When I am away from home for an extended period of time, I sometimes feel like I have to minimize the amount of time I use my phone to be sure that I don't completely kill the battery.

Thankfully, companies like PowerStick.com understand that this is something that a lot of people struggle with. They have come up with some awesome products to help eliminate the problem!

I received the PowerJump from PowerStick.com to review.

Before I tell you what I think about the PowerJump, here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions:

How does it work?
When your phone needs a charge but you are away from home, the office or your car, you can simply and conveniently connect your phone to the PowerJump.   Press the power button and you are instantly starting to charge.  LED lights on the PowerJump indicate the battery level.  When the PowerJump needs to be recharged, connect it to any computer or USB port to recharge.  The PowerJump is compatible with all major phone models.
How much will it charge?
The PowerJump has a 2300 mAh battery which will provide a full back up charge to most phones.  All phones have different sized batteries but most phones (including the iPhone) will receive a full charge.    
How long will it?
The PowerJump has a one year battery retemeans if you charge your PowerJump and throw it in your purse or bag and you only need it one year later, the PowerJump will still be charged and ready to use.
Can it charge more than my phone?
In addition to your phone, you can also charge other small mobile devices.  These include iPods/mp3 players, Kindles/ereaders, video game controllers, gps, some cameras, watches, flashlights and toys can also be charged.  Anything that you can charge by plugging into a USB port, you can charge by PowerJump.  Of course the amount of charge will depend on the product battery capacity.  Tablets have very big batteries and will receive a small emergency boost from the PowerJump.
Support and Warranty?PowerStick.com has a customer service support to answer any questions you may have.  If an issue can not be resolved with troubleshooting, we offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY.  We stand behind our products.  How many products can say that!

There have been stories in the news over the past few years about the dangers of faulty chargers (example:  http://www.cnet.com/news/warning-over-faulty-usb-chargers-after-death/ ).  We at PowerStick.com take safety very seriously.  All of our chargers are UL Certified and have a built in surge protection/ shut off feature to protect you and your phone.

Made in North America
Our chargers are made in North America!  They are designed, engineered and manufactures in Ottawa, Canada and ship from NY state. 

Are they offered in cool colors?
The PowerJump is a sleek white product that can be fully personalized.  From our website store, you can upload a special photo, digital artwork, monogram initials or even an inspiring quote to have printed on your unique PowerJump.

Anything else I should know?

The PowerJump won a 2015 CES Award for Innovation.

The PowerJump is also available with memory (8GB and 16GB).  This means your PowerJump charger can also double as a hard drive to back-up and store files from your computer or laptop.  PowerStick.com owns the patent on chargers with memory.

So now for my opinion...
The first time I used my PowerJump, my phone only had about 20% battery remaining. I plugged my phone into the PowerJump and within 30 minutes my phone was 100% charged. That night I plugged the PowerJump unit into my laptop to charge and in the morning I tossed it back into my purse ready for the next time I might need it!
 The only complaint that I have is that the cord that comes with this product does not fit directly into my phone. The cord is made to fit MOST phones, it just so happens that it doesn't fit mine. It's still very easy to use - I just plug my iPhone cord into the USB port on the PowerJump and it works perfectly.
 Overall I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone who might need to charge their phone throughout the day. It is easy to use and it works well.
Be sure to check out PowerStick.com to find out more about all of the products that they offer!
  I did not receive compensation for this post. I was provided the product mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% my own.