TYLT Energi+ Backpack Review
More often than not in today’s society we find that we are carrying laptops, tablets and phones everywhere we go. The obvious solution to carrying all this would be to bring a backpack with you on your travels. Here’s the problem: limited space, limited time, and limited power.
When I say limited space, of course I mean we need a lot of pockets to accommodate the things we take with us. But what about there being limited power? Batteries don’t last forever just yet, but they do last a while. Even though that is the case, we still need a little extra power. Of course, you can choose to carry a battery pack in a purse or a bag you already own, or you could buy a bag with a built-in battery pack pocket and guided holes to wire a cord to every single pocket in your bag? That’s exactly what the TYLT bag does.
First off, the TYLT bag has tons of pockets to the point that it’s almost ridiculous. I’m not going to tell you about every single pocket (that’s what the TYLT web page is for), but I will tell you that it fits everything I need it to. I can fit one (or two) laptops, a couple of tablets, and many, many phones. In every one of the pockets is a guide for a wire. It’s pretty awesome.
The bag comes with a 10,400 mAh battery pack that is a pack all on it’s own. The pack fits into a special pocket within the main laptop pocket and has elastic bands lining the pocket to keep the wires down. It comes with three wires, each of which are pretty long so you can reach every pocket in the bag.
Because this backpack is a little older, the battery pack succumbs to the old standard of portable charging. It isn’t extremely fast when it comes to charging, or being charged, but it sure packs a lot of power. TYLT has announced their new version this year at CES 2016 and said that this new version would pack double the power at 20,800 mAh. That is pretty impressive, and we can’t wait to review that upcoming bag.
I would recommend this bag to any urban explorer who needs a lot of power every day. This is even great fro hiking or just any traveling at all. I took this bag to the Grand Canyon and loved being able to charge my phones and have tons of power just in case. It was super comfortable and lightweight and even though I had a laptop and tablet and tons of other unnecessary things inside it, I barely noticed. That being said, the zippers do feel a tad bit cheap, but here’s to hoping that they fix this with the new version.
You can pick up the Energi+ from TYLT’s website for $169. While the price is a bit steep, this is a bag worthy of that price tag.Buy The TYLT Energi+ Backpack