What I'm reviewing this week: mobile batteries!

By Anthony Garreffa on Jul 30, 2014 at 12:51 am CDT

This week I've been deep into testing mobile batteries, or power banks. I have so many in my office it's not funny, but this week has been harder on me than most, as I've let them build up, and then a few more came and now I'm writing reviews on a bunch of new batteries that just came into my office.

I have a bunch of different brands, ranging from Patriot Memory, RAVPower, LUXA2, Limefuel, and TYLT. They all vary in the amount of mAh they feature, and one of the Patriot chargers is its new FUEL iON charger, a wireless charger that I'm excited to test. I have a Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 tablet that I'm going to dock onto it soon for some wireless charging, which should be interesting.

Let's take a quick look at what I have to test over the next two or so weeks.


We'll start with the Patriot Memory FUEL iON, which is the company's new wireless charger. It has a circular design which I'm really digging.

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Patriot also sent me their new FUEL+ 9000mAh battery, which has a truly gorgeous yellow styling. I didn't think I'd like it, but it is really growing on me, and quick.

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Next up we have the LUXA2 EnerG 6600mAh charger, which I think I'm going to really love. I absolutely loved the EnerG 8800 model - especially with its $29.99 price point. I can already feel the Editor's Choice award for this one.

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RAVPower is a company that I'm beginning to deal with more, and after reviewing their kick ass RP-PB14 Xtreme 23,000mAh Portable Battery Charger, this new charger should keep me happy for a while.

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I have a handful of Limefuel's chargers in my office, but this new rugged one is one of the best. It really is strong, with my testing already starting on this one - dropping it on the ground, without it busting at all. Gotta love something that is durable and can be thrown around a little, especially when this sits in my car for emergency charges.

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Lastly, we have TYLT's Energi 5K battery. I just wrapped up my reviews on the Energi 2K and 3K batteries over the weekend (which should go live onto TweakTown next week sometime). I loved the Energi 2K and 3K chargers, so I'm sure I'm going to feel the same thing with the 5K version.

There you have it! This is what I'll be doing over the coming days, snapping a bunch more photos and giving them some real-world testing before I begin writing up my reviews of them next week.

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