TYLT Energi+ Backpack $129

TYLT Energi+ Backpack

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Summary:
While not the first backpack on the market to incorporate a charging cell, the TYLT Engeri+ Backup has quickly rose in the ranks to be one of the better quality packs around.  The Kickstarter born backpack set out to reach $50,000 and they beat that goal by about 25% with the help of over 550 backers.  This is not a pack for any casual person, this backpack is really targeted and best used by the gadget junkie or techie. It can surely be used by anyone, but the retail price of the backpack and its rather small main storage compartment may make it less than optimal for those that are not after its primary goal of storing and charging all your gadgets with its built in.

Please note the unit I am reviewing is one of the first units delivered from the Kickstarter Project. While I validated the specs are still valid from the website, I may not be aware of any updates sine the product was released in May of 2013

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Limefuel Blast 18,000 mAh Power Bank $99.99

Limefuel Blast 18,000 mAh Power Bank

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This is a review one of one my favorite brand of power banks. The Limefuel brand got its start on Kickstarter and has continue to grow as a maker of premium power bank portable batteries. In this review i will be covering the one of the first launch units they shipped under the first Kickstarter project. The Limefuel L180X unit is a great battery overall, and while its missing a advanced features found in the newer models this is still a very nice and powerful power bank. Limefuel delivers some of the most effective battery packs and this one is no exception, as the review will show it scores up with the highest of the batteries i have tested.

 

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LeGion 11,000 mAh Intelligent Portable Battery $99.99

LeGion 11,000 mAh Intelligent Portable Battery

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Summary: The LeGion is one of the more intriguing batteries I have tested recently, and it is also one of the top performing. While not the first battery on the market to include a displace to show vitals, this device takes things to a new level delivering stats and information in a way none of its competitors comes close to. PLX Devices launched initially though Kickstarter, doing remarkably well collecting almost 5 times the goal they set out to get. It also has a smaller little brother with a rated capacity of 5,600 mAh. I only have the black 11,000 mAh, so the review will focus on that. The unit comes with a hefty price tag for its capacity, but in this case you are getting what you pay for. While its not perfect, it is a nice battery with a very good efficiency rating, and of course the OLED display that will deliver lots of great info to you.

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RAVPower 10,400 mAh Power Bank $32.99

RAVPower 10,400 mAh Power Bank

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Summary:
This battery pack, the RAVPower RP-BP07, is well suited for smartphone users, and while it will work at full speed on a tablet, many will likely be disappointed with the small effective output. On that note, this is a decent battery pack. Its efficiently rating is average, rating only 59% effeciency output on average over the course of testing. This is not bad, but not the best either. See the full review for more details on this.

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RAVPower 14,000 mAh Power Bank $43.99

RAVPower 14,000 mAh Power Bank

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Summary:
This RAVPower RP-BP13 battery is a nice Power Bank overall and while its not the highest scoring i have seen in terms of efficiency, its up their on the list rating on average at 65%. What are getting is a fairly efficient portable battery at a decent price.

With the lower cost you are losing a lot of the nice to have features and getting a pretty basic battery pack. But since it performs well I think for many this would be an acceptable trade off.

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