TYLT Upends the Accessory Market, Again

I've been a big fan of TYLT since they launched at CES 2012, so I was interested to see what they would offer at CES 2014. As expected, they built on to their colorful and useful line of accessories.

The most impressive new gadget from TYLT was the ENERGI 5K+ ($89.99). There are a lot of portable battery packs for phones, but the ENERGI includes both a Lightning cable plug and a microUSB plug, built in, so you that's one less thing you have to worry about. There's also a USB port if you want to charge a third item.

The integrated cables are a nice length (about four inches each) so you don't have to perform a balancing act to to charge a couple of devices. The TYLT ENERGI unit is attractive, slim and just a little bit bigger than an iPhone 5, making it a no brainer to grab and go.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.