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What Does PC World Think Of The Powerstick?

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Ted Gibson of PC World says 'Here's something very handy that arrived in the PC World bunker just in time for the holidays. The Powerstick is a portable charging device that houses its own lithium ion battery and can be recharged via any USB port.

"We've had plenty of those mobile chargers that take an AA battery across our desks, but the Powerstick goes one better with its rechargeable battery.

"Coincidentally, my Blackberry Pearl was red-lining just as the Powerstick arrived so I put it straight to work. It very nearly juiced the Pearl all the way to full, missing by just smidgin. Still, plenty of power to make any calls or texts until I could next reach a charger.

"A bundle of swappable charging leads are provided for all types of phones and iPods and the mini USB and micro USB leads could no doubt be put to use on other devices like digital cameras.

"The Powerstick itself charges quickly via the USB port concealed beneath its end cap. At $79.99 and with a claimed ability to retain a charge for up to six months, the Powerstick could be just what you need in your glovebox or bag this summer. Check it out at"

Thanks for the plug Ted. To recap here's what makes the Powerstick an essential tool. Consumers now only need one small product to charge virtually all their portable devices

The Powerstick is a portable rechargeable device that comes with a one-year warranty

Chargeable from a laptop, desktop or any device with a USB port (including cars and aircraft)

Once charged the Powerstick Polymer Lithium battery retains more than 90% of energy so it can be left unused but charged for up to 6 months

Having topped up the Powerstick will go into sleep mode and will stop drawing down energy unlike normal wall chargers.

The LCD display lets the user know when they need a top up, no guessing required and no unnecessary drawdowns

"The Powerstick comes with 9 different device connectors including iPod, Nokia, Motorola, Mini-USB, LD, and Samsung. You can charge so many things with one stick and it's also surge protected, so it can't harm your precious work or play tools," says Richard Binns from Ecospark, distributor of the Powerstick.

"It's the essential gadget for the traveller (business or leisure), the student, the music lover and the workplace, pretty much anyone with a portable device. Most of us find it a challenge to run an iPhone all day without charging. With the PowerstickTM you can charge up and keep talking, giving you greater peace of mind," assures Binns.

Powerstick is available in New Zealand initially through Noel Leeming and online at With a RRP of $79.99, it's an ideal back-to-school tool, let alone a useful gadget for having the cell, iPod and PDA charged in the beach-bag over summer.

And at home users will no longer have to invest in a network of powerboards for their usual electric spaghetti.

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