Thanks to Cassandra from Asylum PR for reaching out to me about the Eggtronic Laptop Power Bank. The unit shipped for review arrived just in time as I had just finished a Coues hunt in southern Arizona and had struggled with the power banks I had taken with me. Frankly they were junk – they took a long time to charge, and couldn’t even fully charge a phone drained down to less than 15%. I ended up using my truck to charge my phone more than anything!
From Asylum: “Camping and outdoor kits used to comprise of little more than a tent, swiss army knife and the basic gear needed to do your recreation. Today’s outdoor enthusiasts tend to bring along phones, cameras and GPS devices, but all these gadgets run on batteries that will need to be recharged and the Eggtronic 20,000mAh Laptop Power Bank can help keep your gadgets charged up when there isn’t a wall outlet for miles. The portable charger comes equipped with two USB-A ports to recharge phones, tablets and camera as well as a 45W Power Delivery USB-C port that can quickly recharge compatible laptops. The power bank is covered in soft, water-repellent linen canvas with a soft touch frame around the side as well as a built-in LCD display that tells you the remaining battery life in one clear number, so you won’t be left unexpectedly without power.”
From their website:
All the power you need in one incredible 63W backup battery.
Multi-Device Backup Power: 20,000mAh backup battery with 63W total output over three ports (45W USB-C PD, 18W USB-A Quick Charge 3.0, 5W USB-A 2.4A) can charge 3 devices simultaneously.
Ultra-Fast: Fast charge your MacBook and other fast charge compatible devices. The two high power fast charge ports (USB-C Power Delivery and USB-A Quick Charge 3.0) deliver power at 2x the speed.
Universal USB-C/USB-A Compatibility: Charge all your USB and USB-C devices on the go. Automatic device detection ensures your devices will always charge safely and efficiently.
Stylish and Practical Design: Slim and portable profile, covered in soft waterproof linen canvas and a soft touch frame. The LCD display shows the remaining battery life at a glance.
Package Includes: Laptop Power Bank, USB-C to USB-C cable (3ft/0.91m), USB-C to USB-A adapter tip, user manual. Designed in Italy.
So I really tried to put this charger through its paces. It has three different ports, two of them are “fast charge” ports. The unit charges up fairly quickly; roughly in the same time it takes to fully charge a much smaller unit. It indeed “fast charged” my phones – about in the same amount of time other “fast chargers” take. I easily got three full phone charges out of one charge, and probably could’ve done more. As the final test, I let my laptop drain down and it charged my laptop over night.
What impressed me about the unit is the size and durability. It is really kind of stylish with its fabric (tweed-like) covering – much more than I need for hunting and fishing but it looks nice in my office as well. Best of all is the size. It’s really not much bigger than the large cell phones – the unit is roughly 4″ x 7″ in size. These days, cell-phones and other devices are virtually a “must have” in the field, even when you are deliberately remote. Whether you’re planning to be off the grid or want a power bank for emergencies, this is a great unit. It retails for right around 70 bucks and in my estimation is well worth it. It gets the Desert Rat Seal of Approval for sure and even better – would make a great Christmas gift too.