Energi 2K Travel Charger makes like easier.
At MacSources, we are fans of gadgets that make life easier. The latest trend in this type of product is the emergency battery pack. We done several reviews on the battery packs over the past year and continue to find new and interesting charging products that we like to bring to our readers. One such product is the Energi 2K by Tylt.
This is the first product we’ve reviewed from Tylt, which was established in 2011. Their goal as a company is to innovate and to provide their users with better options for charging their power-hungry devices. Their line of products include emergency battery packs, battery cases and charging cables. The Energi 2K falls into the emergency battery pack category and we’re going to take a closer look at it in this review.
The design is simple and elegant. It’s built as a wall charger that allows you to charge your device from the wall or on the go. The Energi 2K is in intelligent charging device and prioritizes what it’s charging when it’s plugged into the wall. First, it charges your device and when your device is fully charged, the Energi 2K begins to charge its internal battery. The onboard battery is 2200 mAh and powerful enough to charge either a smartphone or tablet. The nice thing about the design of this device is that the plug folds into itself so that when you are done charging from the wall, you can fold it up and take it with you easily.
Another wonderful feature to the 2K is its LED indicator light. An indicator light is usually my favorite part of rechargeable battery packs because its not always a feature that’s included. In the case of the Energi 2K, a LED light is part of the pack. With the 2K, there are four colored stages to the indicator light.
- Green: 80-100% charge
- Amber: 30-80% charged
- Red: < 30%
- Blinked Red: too low to charge
According to the specs of the device, the Energi 2K contains a 1 Amp circuit that will rapidly charge your device. What we’ve found is that the 2K takes a decent amount of time to recharge a device. In our testing phases of the 2K, we used an iPhone 5 and 5S. The iPhone 5 was at a 44% battery charge when we plugged it into the 2K. We made sure that no apps were running when we connected the phone to the 2K. The 2K was fully charged at the time as indicated by the green indicator light. After 2-3 hours, the iPhone was fully charged, but had a red indicator light. We plugged an iPhone 5S into the 2K and after about 30 minutes, it has gained approximately 30% of a battery charge. Also, we plugged an iPad Air into the 2K and found that the 2K drained very quickly. So, it seems that the different devices really make a difference in how the 2K recharges them.
All in all, the Energi 2K by Tylt is a solid product. The build of the device is designed considerably well and it seems to hold its charge very well. The Energi 2K is available in black, red, green and blue. The 2K retails for $39.99, which is in line with other products of its type. If you are looking for a good travel charger, we can recommend the Tylt Energi 2K.
For more information, visit tylt.com.