A portable, versatile power bank

I have a firm belief that you can’t have too many power banks in your possession. I’ve never found one that solves all my power needs and so I need to have multiple ones on-hand in case I have to grab some portable power and go. I’m thrilled to have the Raptic Titan Air Portable Power Bank at my finger tips as it provides more than 26,000 mAh of power delivery for connected devices. Is it the only power bank I will ever need? Let’s find out. 

DETAILS

The Raptic Titan Air Portable Power Bank is part of Raptic’s power bank line up that includes the Titan, Titan XL, Titan Air, Titan 50 Solar, Titan 100 Solar, and Titan 100X Solar. It provides up to 91 watt hours of capacity from its LG Lithium ion battery. The power bank can charge most smartphones 4 times, laptops and tablets once, cameras up to 7 times, and LED lights for 6 hours. The battery recharges using a USB-C cable, which is included. It can recharge within 3-4 hours with USB-C or 3 hours with the Titan Solar 100X. The battery’s compact (measures 7.2” x 5” x 1.4” in size) and lightweight (weighing 1.67 pounds) so that it’s extra portable. The Titan Air has multiple charging ports to use so that you always have emergency power right next to you. There are two USB ports, one USB-C Port, and one AC wall outlet. The USB-C port serves as both a power delivery option and a charging option for the power bank itself. Titan Air is the largest lithium-ion battery that is allowed for in-cabin travel on airplanes. So that makes it an ideal travel companion. The power bank supports PD passthrough charging, too. 

RAPTIC TITAN AIR PORTABLE POWER BANK
  • Output: One 120VAC (100W sustained, 91Wh capacity), two USB Ports (5V 2.4A each), one USB-C (3.0 Port, 45W Max)
  • Materials: Made with an aluminum body and rubberized protection on all four corners
  • Dimensions: 7.2” x 5” x 1.4”
  • Weight: 1.67 pounds

USER EXPERIENCE

The Titan Air comes in a standard Raptic package. While it might not mean much to others, I’ve always appreciated good packaging. I think it add to the overall experience of the product. The battery comes with a USB-C cable and a user guide. The general operation of the battery is simple. You plug a device in and it automatically starts charging. This is the case for any of the USB ports. There is a DC power button that can be used to manually start charging devices connected to the USB ports if they don’t start on their own. Pressing this button also shows you how much power is left on the battery itself.  There is also an AC power button that controls the AC power outlet. In order to activate that outlet, you need to press the AC power button for 2-3 seconds. The AC button also lights up the LED indicator lights. 

RAPTIC TITAN AIR PORTABLE POWER BANK

When testing out this device, I looked at two main features – it’s charging ability and it’s portability. My first impressions of the battery as a portable travel companion are relatively positive. While it seems a little bulky, I do think that it would fit into most backpacks or laptop bags easily enough and it’s not too heavy. I’ve been through many trips where I overpack and end up with a super heavy pack. That can be very cumbersome when you are rushing through an airport to make it to the right terminal. Personally, given its versatility, I would make room for the Titan Air so that I wouldn’t have to carry any other power banks. 

As far as its charging ability goes, the Titan Air seems to pass with flying colors. I did use the AC outlet to charge my laptop (a 2016 13” MacBook Pro) and had no issues with it charging. I also used the PD port to charge my iPad Pro (11-inch, 2018) and one of the USB ports to charge iPhone 12 Pro. Both the iPhone and iPad started charging immediately without any manual assistance from me. Both devices charged for 30 minutes and I made notes of the devices’ charging progress every 10 minutes. The iPhone ended up with a charging rate of 1.2% per minute and the iPad was showing a rate of 0.5% per minute. While I expected that the iPad would have a slower charging rate, I suspect it would be a bit faster than the 0.5% per minute regularly, but the battery was at 85% when I started its charging test. That means it was trickle charging

RAPTIC TITAN AIR PORTABLE POWER BANK

CONCLUSION

The Titan Air is a great portable battery and it offers a lot for its users. It doesn’t seem to overheat when in use, recharges quickly, and it provides several ways to charge. The capacity is large enough to use while traveling and it’s not too big to carry with you. While I’m not sure if this is the only power bank I’ll ever need, it certainly does keep me charged. 

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