I’m willing to bet that there is not one person out there who has never run into the issue of being low on power at the most opportune times. Many of us rely on our mobile devices now, whether it be our smartphones or our tablets and despite how sad this might sound, it’s hard for us to be disconnected from them for more than a few minutes.
That’s why the one essential item all digitally connected users should have with them is a backup battery charger that will allow you to recharge on the go without slowing you down. Since there are so many of these to choose from, it really comes down to what features your looking for and how much power you need. Of course having a stylish looking one doesn’t hurt either. With that said, let’s take a look at the Tego Power PowerGrid. This is a very stylish battery charger that might remind you of a certain children’s building block toy spelled almost the same way.
The Tego Power PowerGrid certainly has a unique look. It’s a slick looking plastic rectangle with a top and bottom covered in dimpled silicone. It’s the top and bottom portion of the design that had me intrigued because they look like large LEGO pieces. The design allows for quite a grippy surface as well as bit of shock protection.
The design is fairly clean and minimalistic with only 3 ports available. There are two full sized USB ports and 1 microUSB port for charging the PowerGrid. On the top of the device, there is a button hidden in one of the little dimples and when pushed, will light up 5 hidden LED lights that will tell you how much charge is left in the backup battery.
Other than that, the Tego Power PowerGrid seems very well made and solid. It’s small enough where you’ll be able to fit it into any bag without it taking up much space and it’s also possible to through this into your back pocket, though not very comfortably.
The PowerGrid features a 4,200 mAh battery. That means if I had to, I could charge an iPhone 5 three times before I would need to charge the PowerGrid again. That also means that for most people, you should have no trouble at all charging two devices at the same time and still having a bit of extra charge left in reserve. The PowerGrid will recharge most Android devices and all iOS devices no problem, just make sure you remember to bring the charging cables you need.
- 4,200 mAh dual output power bank
- Highest quality Grade A Lithium Polymer batteries
- Equipped with a micro USB cable to charge your Power Grid and any micro USB device
- Five LED lights indicate Power Grid’s charge level
- PowerGrid automatically powers off when not in use for seven seconds
What we have here with the Tego Power PowerGrid is a totally capable device with a fairly large battery for its size. I’ve had other battery chargers in the past that were around the same size but only allowed for charging of one device and only charged that device to full one time. This thing can charge two devices at once to full or one device to full 2-3 times. Not only that, this thing is incredibly light and doesn’t take up much room in my backpack at all.
Of note to me at least is that the PowerGrid is quite stylish and pleasant to the eye. Though it’s basically just a rectangular box, the LEGO like design is very nice looking and isn’t just for aesthetics. Whether intentional or not, the design provides an ample amount of grip which keeps it from slipping on surfaces as well as in your hands.
My only real disappointment is that real LEGO blocks don’t actually fit on it. I wasn’t really expecting it to, though I was hoping it might just because of the way it looks. That however doesn’t take away from the fact that the PowerGrid is a very good battery charger, especially because you can charge two devices at once.