The Tylt Energi Pro Power Backpack can charge up to three devices including a phone, tablet, or laptop with a USB Type C charging port. There's plenty of space for storage, with several internal pockets for organization.
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The main star of the backpack is the included portable battery. It's not permanently attached to the bag, so you can remove it or even use it with another bag. The 20,100 mAh battery includes a USB Type-C port, USB Type-A with Quick Charge 3.0, USB (2.0) Type-A, and micro-USB input for recharging the battery. It is relatively big, measuring 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.9 inches, and weighs 13 ounces. The power button lets you know how much charge is left in the battery. There are four LEDs that light up in 25% increments. They also indicate whether or not the battery is fully charged, which takes about 6 hours to fill from empty.
There are several cable routing channels located throughout the bag to keep things tidy. Even when placing the battery in the separate pocket on the left side of the bag, it's very easy to route cables into the other pockets where your gadgets are stored.
The Tylt Energi Pro is a big bag, and it will surely bother people standing next to you in a packed bus or train. It measures 13.5 x 19.5 x 13 inches (34 x 49 x 33 x cm) and weighs about 4.5 pounds (2 kg) with the battery together. It's only available in a gray color, so you're out of luck if you want a stealthier black bag or a more colorful one.
Storage space is where the Energi Pro shines. There's so much room in this thing, and there are many internal pockets available. For example, the padded top compartment built for sunglasses can easily fit more than just eyewear. The main compartment is approximately 11 x 10 x 3 inches (28 x 25 x 8 cm), which can fit your books, clothes, and more. Inside the main compartment are several pockets for smaller items like business cards, pens, memory cards, earphones, and more.
Even the compartment for a tablet has more than space. If I'm able to fit my Surface Pro 4 (opens in new tab) with Type Cover attached, your tablet will fit. The lining is also soft, so your tablet will be extra comfortable.
There's space on the back for 15-inch laptops and a netted compartment for its power brick. The bag's zippers let you separate the laptop section from the rest of your items; therefore it is TSA-friendly when you are at the airport. You won't need to take out the laptop from the bag. Speaking of travel, there are slots on the back so that you can slip it over the handle of your rolling luggage.
Have a bottled drink that you don't want to store inside the bag next to your gadgets? There's a separate compartment you can pull out to put the bottle in too!
Even though the Tylt Energi Pro Backpack is big, it's surprisingly comfortable to carry around. In addition to the padding for your devices, there's padding for your shoulders, back, and hips. If you need more support for heavier loads, you can also utilize the built-in sternum straps.
It's not the most beautiful backpack, but the Tylt Energi Pro will exceed your needs. You get a lot of storage space, a generous portable charger for your gadgets, excellent cable management, and several pockets for organization. It's very comfortable, too. I've also added a camera interior case (opens in new tab) from Amazon so that I can use the Energi Pro as my camera bag. I just wish it came in black!
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- Lots of storage space
- Big battery for devices
- Cable management
- Very comfortable
- No other color options
Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.
It's currently $149, but check the provided link for the most recent price
Saw the black one a year ago. Has the bag been updated at all or is it the same?
Why not just stick a portable charger in a better bag? I don't see any unique features.
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