TYLT makes some amazing and unique products for many different devices. We’ve had the opportunity to review a good number of their products over the past two years. Including the TYLT Vu wireless charger – which I still use to this day – as well as all of their Energi battery packs and a few Bluetooth speakers. And one thing we know to expect with every product from TYLT is high quality. Not just in the product but in the packaging as well. The new Energi 2K is no different. Back in May, you may remember that we wrote about the TYLT Energi 2K as it was hitting Kickstarter. Well it got funded, and then some. And now here we are. I’d have to say that was the fastest Kickstarter (from launching on Kickstarter, to availability) I’ve ever seen.
The TYLT Energi 2K is rather unique. It’s not quite a wall adapter, and not quite a battery pack. It’s actually a bit of both. This is a Smart Travel Charger that is a wall adapter, but also has a 2200mAh battery inside. So you can plug this into the wall and it’ll charge both your smartphone/tablet as well as the battery. So if you need to unplug it from the wall and head out or something, you’ve got enough juice to top off your phone a bit more. Not enough to fully power up your device from 10% to 100%, especially with us seeing 3000mAh and larger battery packs these days. But it’s enough to get you through. This one is available in a few different colors as well. The standard TYLT colors, yellow, red, blue and black. TYLT is selling it for $39.99.
It does charge at 1 amp, which isn’t as fast as most of us are used to these days, but it’ll still get the job done. It’s a pretty unique charger here. TYLT also sent out their Syncable charge & sync cable. It’s a 1-foot long flat USB to MicroUSB cable to charge your device. Now you don’t have to use this one to charge up your device with the Energi 2K, but it does work really well, and for the ladies out there it does match. There’s not much to say about the Micro USB cable as it’s just that, but with a tangle-free flat ribbon design. So that’s why we bundled these two reviews together.