Get a Charge With the TYLT ENERGI 5K+ Battery Pack

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The other night I attended an event in NYC. I knew security would be tight — metal detectors, wanding etc- so I opted to bring only my wallet and my iPhone. Big mistake, since my iPhone was down to just 35% when I arrived. I truly wish I had brought the TYLT ENERGI 5K+ battery pack along for the evening.


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ENERGI 5K+ Battery Pack offers 5200 mAh of charge while being just 9/16″ thick. That’s nice, but we have seen battery packs that aren’t much bigger and offer far more capacity.

In the box you will find:

  • The Energi 5K+ battery
  • A Micro-USB Charge Cable
  • A User Guide

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Where the ENERGI 5K+ battery pack stands out is in its inclusion of both a built-in Lightning connector AND a built-in Micro-USB cable.

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Add in the inclusion of a third way to connect — a universal USB Port — and you have a battery pack that will work with just about any mobile device on the planet. Best of all, if your mobile device requires a Lightning or microUSB connection you don’t even have to bring a cable along.

As TYLT explains,

The ENERGI 5K+ battery pack is slim, yet has enough juice to triple your phone’s battery capacity.

I particularly appreciate the slim, 9/16″ thick design of the battery. That design makes it easy to slip into a pants pocket or a front storage space in a gear bag. The fact that you don’t need to carry extra cables is an additional benefit. Finally, since the ERERGI 5K+ has a 3 Amp circuit it is able to charge three device simultaneously. And while I don’t expect I’ll need to be charging three devices at one time, there are many times when I have two devices in need of a charge at the same time.

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  • Battery Cell: Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity: 5.2k
  • Output Voltage: 4.75V-5.25V
  • Output Current: 3A
  • Battery Charge Time: 6 hours
  • Dimensions: 14.3mm x 70mm x 142mm

I had just shot the video for this battery prior to leaving my house the other night. Within minutes of arriving at my destination, I knew I should have brought the battery along. I had not so, instead of a phone with a full charge, I found myself turning off WiFi, Bluetooth, Location services and dimming the screen. All of which would have been avoided had I put the battery into my pocket;. I won’t make that mistake again. Learn more and order yours here.

MSRP: $89.95

What I Like: Nice design; Thin; Built in microUSB and Lightning connectors; USB charging port; Charges three devices at the same time

What Needs Improvement: Pricey for a 5200 mAh battery

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.