TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack Mobile Travel Charger Review

TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack Mobile Travel Charger Review

If you're after a much more petite and portable charger, the TYLT Energi 3K might be the one for you. Come check out Anthony's full review of the device.

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Published Tue, Aug 19 2014 4:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Apr 7 2020 12:33 PM CDT
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: TYLT

Introduction, Specifications & Pricing and Packaging

Introduction, Specifications & Pricing

TYLT were one of the first companies to send me mobile batteries, so it was a company that I fell for because I used their batteries for quite a while when I first received them for testing. This was mainly because of how functional and stylish they were, and even to this day they still are. TYLT hasn't released an ugly product yet, continuing this with the Energi 3K Battery Pack that we're testing here today.

TYLT has a massive product range for the tech obsessed like myself, and hopefully you reading this wherever you might be, but today we're looking at the Energi 3K Battery Pack. What we have here is a very petite 3000mAh portable battery that includes a tucked-away micro-USB cable. We also have a normal USB port which means we can charge two devices at the same time, one through the cable attached to the Energi 3K itself, and another through the normal USB port.

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We have a total output voltage of between 4.75V and 5.25V, with output current sitting at 2A. To charge up the TYLT Energi 3K, you'll need to set aside between 3 to 4 hours. When it comes to dimensions, this is where TYLT has it in the bag - just 14.3 x 65 x 103 mm, or 0.56 x 2.5 x 4.05 inches. This is tiny enough to fit inside of your pocket, or bag. This makes the TYLT Energi 3K a device that can be taken anywhere, which is going to see some great uses over my week or so with the device.

TYLT offers the Energi 3K in three different colors: blue, gray and red. The one we have today is blue, which looks quite striking. As for price, you can buy it directly from TYLT's website for $59.99.

Taking It Out of the Box

The package that the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack comes in is quite detailed, something I like about TYLT products. We have the beautiful blue design shown off all over the package, especially around the sides - something we're going to take a closer look at below.

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As you can see, on the front of the package, we have everything we need to know. We can see the Energi 3K itself peering through the front of the package. Flipping it onto its back, we have more details on the Energi 3K, ranging from the 3000mAh internal battery, to its slim line design and 2 AMP circuit that is capable of charging two devices simultaneously.

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In the package, we have the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack, a micro-USB to USB cable, warranty guide, a satisfaction guarantee from TYLT, and a user guide.

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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.

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This is the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack out of the box, with its embedded cable pulled out.

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Again, but slightly closer.

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From this angle, we can see the Input port, Output port, and the embedded USB cable.

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Now for a tour of the ports, where first up we have the Input and Output ports.

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On the side, we have the embedded USB cable.

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On the other side, we have the power button and LED notification.

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In this shot, you can see the embedded USB cable, when it's pulled out.

PRICING: You can find the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack (blue) retails for $49.99 at Amazon.

Canada: The TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack (blue) retails for CDN$52.20 at Amazon Canada.

Usage and Final Thoughts/heading

Using the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack

Charging up the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack is simple enough, as you just plug in a micro-USB cable into it, and then into your normal smartphone charger, or another portable battery, or any other USB port you have available. There's a green LED that displays when it's charging, which turns off when the charge has completed. The LED button is directly connected to the power button, something you press to turn on, or wake up the Energi 3K charger.

I used the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack with my Samsung Galaxy S5, which features a 2800mAh battery. This is a perfect way to test the strengths of the Energi 3K battery, as it will drain virtually almost every last drop of charge from the internal 3000mAh battery. I had my Galaxy S5 at 24%, while watching the last two episodes of 24: Live Another Day (which was great by the way!), and by the time the episodes were finished, my Galaxy S5 screen popped on alerting me to the fact that I had hit 100% battery. The Energi 3K still had a little juice left, so I plugged it into a Galaxy Note 3 that I have here, where it charged that up by a little over 10% before it completely died. Charging up a smartphone just once these days isn't much, especially considering how much we use our smart devices these days. But the Energi 3K is so thin, which is where the best part of all comes from.

I was able to tote around a 3000mAh battery with me, which is something I can't do easily these days. Other batteries can fit into my pocket, but they don't do it with as much ease and portability as the TYLT Energi 3K. I was able to have the battery in my pocket, and while out at lunch I had my Galaxy S5 down to just over 50%. While I was sitting there enjoying my meal, my Energi 3K was charging up my Galaxy S5, so that when I finished lunch, I was sitting on 90% battery levels on my S5.

It was when I was able to do this that I really fell in love with the device. I stood up from the table, clicked the cable back into the side of the charger, put the charger into my pocket and walked away. I still had over half the charge left in the Energi 3K, which meant I could top my Galaxy S5 up to 100% again later in the day.

What's Hot

It's So Small!: That's what she said. Yeah, I went there. But really, TYLT has done an amazing job cramming in 3000mAh of battery into something so small, with 9/16-inch size. This is incredible, with the ability of taking something around that would completely charge my current daily driver smartphone (Samsung's Galaxy S5) from completely dead, to 100% battery.

Embedded micro-USB cable: This is something I love to see. Normally I give other companies points off for not including one, but TYLT is a company that knows its users. Not everyone wants to drag around a mobile charger AND a micro-USB cable, which is where the Energi 3K comes into play.

Sure, it's a micro-USB cable and not a Lightning cable for iPhones, but that's why we also have a USB port. TYLT is going after the much bigger market with the micro-USB cable, as there are tens of millions more devices that use that connectivity versus the Lightning-powered iOS-based devices.

It Looks Great: You can't buy a product that looks ugly, unless it has some ridiculous feature or specs. TYLT has splashed design all over the Energi 3K Battery Pack, from the packaging down to the charger itself. The Energi 3K isn't just a capable charger, it's a great looking charger, too.

What's Not

It's a Tad Expensive: This is an expensive battery, especially when the competition has 8000-10,000mAh batteries that are the same price, if not cheaper than the TYLT Energi 3K - such as the LUXA2 EnerG 8800mAh Portable Battery Bank.

Final Thoughts

I came into this review thinking "I'm not going to really enjoy using a smaller battery with 3000mAh of charge", but I walked away surprised. I was able to have a portable battery slide into my pocket, without bulging out my pants and making me feel weird walking around with a smartphone, wallet, keys and a charger in my pocket - but I did, and it was fine. Being able to walk around with 3000mAh of portable charge is great, as I could make sure that my smartphone was always topped up to 100% charge during the day.

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From now on, I'll be taking the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack away with me on trips, as I can be sitting at dinner or at the bar with a few friends enjoying some drinks, while my smartphone is keeping its charge at 100% during that time.

If there's something I truly despise, it's when my smartphone starts getting low on battery, and I'm forced to either not use it as much as I want, or I'm forced to turn the brightness on the screen down. I'm not using my expensive phone to turn off the features that make me love it (such as the big, bright, beautiful screen).

PRICING: You can find the TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack (blue) retails for $49.99 at Amazon.

Canada: The TYLT Energi 3K Battery Pack (blue) retails for CDN$52.20 at Amazon Canada.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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