Thursday, April 21, 2011

Symtek Tekfuel LT & MD combo review

Symtek Tekfuel LT
Are you one of those people always running out of power for your portable devices. Everything from mp3 players and tablets, to laptop computers. I know for sure I certainly am, that is why I am always looking for portable charging gadgets to keep my devices topped off. Today I am reviewing two helpful gadgets from Symtek, the Symtek Tekfuel LT and MD. The LT is a small external laptop battery, which has four and three forth amp hours of internal storage via a lithium ion battery. It outputs said power via 5 volts / 1.5 amps usb, or 16-22 volts dc @ 3 amps max for laptops. This makes it the perfect device to keep my small netbook as well as my cellphone topped off for a few extra hours. The LT has a ton of great features, things like a led battery gauge, over and under voltage protection as well as a low battery alarm. As far as included accessories goes, the LT offers a variety of standard usb and cellphone adapters. What really surprised me was the adapter to recharge a psp from a usb port......It ended up working better than other usb chargers in the past. After using the LT to charge various devices, the unit can be recharged by the included ac and dc adapters. The dc adapter features a standard 12 volt to propriety adapter, which also includes a standard airplane adapter. The ac charger features a standard 120 volt U.S.A input socket, as well as multiple tips allowing it to be charged from 120-240 volts ac from countries around the world. (various wall tips included). The Lt takes anywhere from 2-6 hours to fully recharge, depending on discharge state.

Symtek Tekfuel MD
The Tekfuel MD is a usb backup battery, featuring a powerful lithium polymer rechargeable battery. It has a nice, thin design and offers a lot of standard accessories and features. It includes a charger for the psp, motorola, sony and samsung phones. It also features a led battery status meter and a switch to chose 5 or 5.8 volts dc @ 500 milliamps. I tested the MD with a variety of devices, including my ipod touch, cellphone and a strong 10 led usb reading light. As far as the cellphone and ipod, it ran them for over 24 hours (when both the MD and connected devices being fully charged) and would recharge them 5-6 times fully from a dead state. As far as the usb reading light, it ran it for over 8 hours before calling it quits. To recharge the MD, it comes with a standard 120 volt ac wall adapter to 5 volts mini usb usb, which generally takes 4-5 hours to fully recharge. The MD can also be recharged from a standard computer usb port, as long as the user has a usb to mini usb adapter (charging times are about the same with both methods).

To sum it up, both the LT and MD are great products for portable recharging, They also come with a lot of standard features and accessories, which gives them a high value. If I had to recommend either of these products to a friend, I would do so in a heartbeat. These products and more can be found at the Symtek website, which is listed below

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