TYLT’s Energi+ Backpack assists with laptop travel and mobile device recharging.

energi6I’ve always struggled with having the ‘just right’ carrying bag for my laptops. I’ve moved from messenger style bags to rolling cases to backpacks and have never been 100% happy with the fit. That was until TYLT released the Energi+ Backpack.

I was in the process of researching new laptop bags when I came across TYLT’s backpack model. Besides it being an exceptionally designed laptop case, it is unique because it also doubles as a battery pack. TYLT’s Energi+ Backpack comes equipped with a removable 10,400 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. I have rechargeable battery packs to carry along with me, but I love the idea of including a battery and cable management along within the stitching of the backpack itself. The battery specs include:

  • energi4Input Voltage: 5V 2Amp (Micro USB)
  • Output Charging Current: 4.75V – 5.25V – 4.1Amp
  • Lithium Ion Battery: 10,400 mAh
  • Battery Charge Time: 7-8 Hours
  • Two 1Amp USB ports for charging phones
  • One 2.1Amp USB port for charging tablets

This battery is very impressive as it will provide up to 4 full smartphone charges or 1 full tablet charge. In addition to its battery charging capabilities, Energi+ is a fantastic laptop bag. It has over 1,450 cubic inches of internal space and 13 total pockets. It’s designed to stand up when set on the ground and is very well padded for users to feel safe that their computers, tablets and mobile phones are secure. I can verify that Energi+ does in fact stand up when sitting on most surfaces.

energi5The laptop compartment will accommodate laptops up to 15.5in x 10.5in x 1.5in. I carry my 13-inch MacBook Pro in the main laptop sleeve quite comfortably. At times, I also carry around a secondary laptop in the main zippered compartment. Both fit easily and can slide in and out without  lot of effort.

energi1The Energi+ Backpack is great for travelers. It’s got a fly-through friendly design and also has a trolley handle pass-through for attachment on rolling luggage. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to test out how the TSA reacts toTYLT’s backpack, but from other experiences I’ve had, I’d say that its design is solid and shouldn’t be a problem for security checkpoints.

energi3I have been exceptionally impressed with this product. The Energi+ Backpack from TYLT has ample storage, extra battery power, and even some secret pouches. My favorite pocket is what is referred to as the smartphone pocket. It sits on the top of the backpack so that it’s always easy to get to and has three padded dividers on the inside. It’s great for storing hard drives, mobile phones or even additional battery packs. It’s also referred to as a sunglasses pouch, but since I don’t typically wear sunglasses, I have found other uses for the compartment.

energi2Another feature of the backpack that I wanted to mention is the padding on the shoulder straps. This is a feature that is regularly overlooked in the design of a laptop bag – backpack style or otherwise. TYLT really took this into consideration because the straps on the Energi+ are reinforced and very well padded. In all my years of wearing backpacks, I’ve never had more comfortable shoulder straps. The backpack is also equipped with a TYLT Tagz programmable NFC tag. This is a very unique feature that I’ve not seen before. Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to test this feature out because it’s not available for iOS devices.

energi7TYLT’s Energi+ Backpack is an exceptional product and comes along with some easy-to-follow instructions. Running the cables to the battery pack isn’t difficult and the backpack also comes equipped with an accessory pouch.

I can highly recommend this backpack to anyone searching for a quality laptop bag. It has an MSRP of $169.99. For more information on the Energi+ Backpack and other TYLT products, visit tylt.com.