Introduction, Specifications & Pricing
We've already reviewed the awesome Energi 2K and 3K battery packs from TYLT, but today we have one that will charge up your smartphone twice thanks to its 5200mAh internal battery. Today, we have the Energi 5K battery pack, something that falls in the middle of TYLT's Energi range. The company sells the Energi Battery Packs in 2K, 3K, 5K, 10K and an upcoming 12K model that we should have our hands-on in the coming weeks.
The Energi 5K continues the trend of sporting an embedded micro-USB to USB cable, but there are two different models to choose from. There's the Energi 5K and Energi 5K+, the + provides you with a Lightning cable to charge up your compatible iOS-based Apple iPhone or iPad. We have the Energi 5K model with us today, which comes with the micro-USB cable embedded in it, as well as a standard USB port for charging up a second device. We have a total of 5200mAh of available battery to play with, which is enough to charge the average smartphone twice.
When it comes to the total output voltage, we have it sitting between 4.75V and 5.25V, with the output current sitting at a total of 3A. To charge up the internal 5200mAh battery, it'll take you around six hours. We continue the slim-line design that the Energi Battery Pack range has been kicking so much ass in so far, with dimensions of just 14.3 x 70 x 103 mm, or 0.56 x 2.55 x 5.59 inches. It's a little chunkier than the Energi 2K and 3K Battery Packs we reviewed, but not by much.
TYLT offers the Energi 5K in three different colors: blue, gray and red. The one we have today is blue, which I think looks great. How much does this all cost you? We're talking $79.99 here, which is quite expensive for a 5200mAh battery, but we're also talking about TYLT's eye for design and extremely good quality. Let's see if it's worth it.
Taking It Out of the Box
TYLT has an eye for design, something that bleeds right down to the package. We've talked about this a few times now with the Energi 2K and 3K batteries, but the 5K is where the fun begins - as you can charge up two devices at once, or your single smartphone up twice during a heavy day of use. Let's take a look at the box, and what comes included.
The front of the Energi 5K battery pack package doesn't change from the Energi 2K or 3K, where we can see through to the Energi 5K itself. Flipping it over, we have some information on the device, such as it featuring a rechargeable 5200mAh internal battery, a slim-line design, a USB port with an embedded micro-USB cable, and a 3A circuit for charging two devices simultaneously.
In the package, we have the TYLT Energi 5K battery itself, a micro-USB to USB cable, warranty guide, a satisfaction guarantee from TYLT, and a user guide.
When I talked about the detail that TYLT put into its package, you can see here as we get up close and personal that there has been some serious work put into it. There's absolutely no need for it, but you know what - I love it. It gives off an awesome first impression, something I love. It also feels great to the touch, again not that it matters, but TYLT has goes down to micro details on all of its products, even the packaging.
Here we have the TYLT Energi 5K out of its package, with its embedded micro-USB cable showing.
In this photo, we have the Energi 5K on its side, with its embedded USB cable spotted to the left, the full-sized USB port and micro-USB port for charging.
Here we have the top of the Energi 5K, with its embedded micro-USB cable tucked in.
On the other side of the charger, we have the power button, and the start of the embedded micro-USB cable.
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