TYLT ENGERGI PRO Power BackBack Review
Features and Final Thoughts
Aside from the TYLT ENERGI PRO bag itself, you get a zippered accessory bag, two Micro-USB charging cables (3.3 foot and 6 foot), one 3.3 foot USB-C to USB-C cable, and most importantly the TYLT Portable Battery 10X. The TYLT Portable Battery 10X is a 20,100mAh battery capable of charging three devices simultaneously. It has a single button for checking the battery’s charge level or triggering the start of a recharge for some devices. It has a micro-USB port for charging the battery itself, one two-way USB-C port for charging both the battery and other devices, one standard USB charging port, and another USB charging port specifically designed with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
What’s interesting here with the 2-way charge USB-C port is that it can be used in tandem with the “inbound” micro-USB port. You can simply plug in a USB-C cable connected to a power source and plug the standard Micro-USB charging cable at the same time. Using this method, you can fully charge Portable Battery 10X within 3 hours. Not a bad charge time at all for a 20,100mAh battery.
As for the charging itself, the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 did not disappoint. I was able to rapidly charge my HTC 10 (3000mAh battery) from 7% to full charge in just about an hr. I was even able keep my phone up and about for a full work week by using the power straight from the bag alone, while sprinkling in a charge and a half to my Plantronics BackBeat Go 3.
Cable management with the ENERGI PRO is easy and intuitive, giving you options for routing power to any of the main pockets. The top pouch, tablet sleeve, main front compartment and the laptop compartment are each accessible with the wiring that comes with the ENERGI PRO. There are even openings on the outside of the bag, giving you the option to charge the Portable Battery 10X or any of the gadgets you placed inside of the bag without having to open up the bag itself.
I personally liked how considerate of a product the TYLT ENERGI PRO is. Aside from the basic benefits of having a battery and simple cable management, the bag itself is designed in a practical fashion. The magnet pouch is great for those items that you want to access quickly. As RFID continues to be more present, people start to get more conscious of being maliciously scanned by passers-by. The ENERGI PRO has your back with the RFID protection pouch.
The removable sternum straps are pretty common in these kinds of bags. Yet, what I haven’t seen a lot of in basic backpacks is a simple way of managing dangling straps. If you take anything close to populated mass transit daily, you don’t want loose straps getting stepped on or tangled in various objects. The ENERGI PRO even has that covered with roll up Velcro straps that you can fasten to keep out of the way.
The TYLT ENERGI PRO is a big win for technophiles and heavy users of smartphones, tablets, and USB-C powered devices. The ENERGI PRO is sleek looking, intuitively designed and feels comfortable no matter how much weight you’re lugging about. It’s not only capable of quick charging your devices but it is also able to charge itself fully within only three hours. That in itself validates the TYLT ENERGI PRO as an excellent travel companion for anyone who is constantly on the go with a need for extra power.
If you’re looking for a power bag that delivers, feels great, and looks great, then you need to check out TYLT’s ENERGI PRO for a reasonable $149 here…
† TYLT ENERGI PRO Power BackBack provided for review by TYLT PR.