Before doing this review, I rarely had to carry a portable battery to charge my phone. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on my Galaxy Note 3’s battery life. Man I was wrong. Long story short, my phone died during a 7-hour flight back from CES to Pennsylvania and it was not fun.
Today, I will be talking about the TYLT Energi 5K+ battery pack. This is not your usual “cheap-looking” battery charger. It is sleek, thin and packs a nice 5,200 mAh battery. I have been testing it for a month or so and it held up very well.
The Energi 5K+ sports a Lithium Ion battery (5,200 mAh). It measures 14.3mm x 70mm x 142mm and it has a battery charge time of 6 hours. It is slightly smaller, but thicker, than a Galaxy Note 3. It comes with a micro-USB cable that is built-in, a full USB port and a microUSB port. On the side, you’ll find a button with a light which you can use to check battery status – green means 70%-100%, orange 70%-30% and red 30%-0%. And thanks to a 3 amp circuit, you can can charge up to 3 devices at once. This also depends on the battery size on those devices.
One the drawbacks of this battery pack is its price tag which is $89.99. You can basically get three 10,000 mAh battery packs for that price. Would you get the same build quality and reliability as that the Energi 5K+ offers? probably not. This thing is hard to scratch, can be carried in your pocket/purse and looks really nice. It is worth mentioning that TYLT often run promos where you can snag one these for half the price. Head to their website to check out the rest of their products.