NY Times Features Powerocks Tarot
Portable Power Bank “The Tarot Sees a Full Battery in Your Future” by
Getting Smart About Personal Technology
May 8, 2013
The Tarot Sees a Full Battery in Your Future
By ROY FURCHGOTT
The Powerocks Tarot auxiliary battery is the size of a stack of
- Backup batteries usually trumpet their
capacity, but capacity results in size: they are sometimes as large
as a paperback book. The Powerocks
Tarot, though, trumpets its size, because it’s just about the
same as a stack of credit cards.
Its capacity isn’t bad either. At 1500 milliamp hours (mAh), it
should be enough to top up an empty iPhone.
In a test, the Tarot filled a completely drained iPhone to 65
percent capacity in nearly an hour. It filled the high-capacity
battery of a discharged Motorola RAZR Maxx HD to 39 percent. That’s
impressive, considering that Motorola’s big auxiliary battery, the
4000 mAh P4000, filled the same phone to 89 percent.
Powerocks claims the Tarot is small enough to fit in a wallet,
it had better be a big wallet. While the perimeter measurements are
about the same as a credit card, it’s about as thick as a stack of
10 credit cards.
There is nothing fancy about the case, although it is available in
black, silver or pink. It has four L.E.D. lights that show battery
level. A red L.E.D. turns blue to let you know when the Tarot is
The battery comes with a cable that has a standard size USB on one
end and a Micro USB connector on the other. It doesn’t come with a
charger, but you can plug it into a computer or, in all probability,
the one that comes with your phone.
The Tarot is available from Powerocks online for $35.
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