Usually we like telling you about a product that we find useful, well built or of good value. Today is no different. But instead of only highlighting one product, I’d like to introduce you to a company that I think you’ll be hearing more of in the future – Tego.
As a comparison, Apple products are not the most advanced out there. But they have great design. Pleasing to the eye, easy to learn and use and a style that doesn’t go out of style. I’m seeing the same in these two items I got to play around with from Tego. First up, a Bluetooth speaker.
But looks aren’t everything, these are speakers after all! Now you won’t get ear-crushing volume or heart-pumping bass out of something this small, but if you want something to fill the room with sound from your phone, this one fits the bill nicely. The top raises up, allowing the sound to escape in every direction. Set it on the counter and you’ll hear the music everywhere in the room.
This model is almost perfect when it comes to portable speakers like this one. You can connect wirelessly or wired and you have full control over your device (including volume and skip forward, back, etc.). The only hiccup was on our demo unit the skip forward/back controls were reversed. I’m assuming a manufacturing error, so we just turned it around (as shown above) and now forward was on the right and reverse on the left as it should be.
But unlike many other companies in this market, Tego is not a one trick pony! We also were fortunate to examine a fantastic product from Tego Power: the Power Grid.
We’ve seen portable battery solutions in the past, but this aptly-name power source is the king. A whopping 4200mAh means you can charge not just one device, but TWO high-drain devices like smart phones and iPads. AT THE SAME TIME!
And you aren’t limited to one brand either. Thanks to the two standard USB ports, you can charge nearly any device that uses a USB cord. The Power Grid even comes with its own USB to micro USB cable that doubles as both the cable to recharge the battery and one that you can use on a device that has a micro USB port.
Again, great design here is evident with the textured surface and embedded LED lights that notify you of battery level and activity.
Five LED’s shine through the rubber surface letting you know when the battery is full (or empty). All of this packed into a case about the size of a deck of playing cards (and about the same weight). Charge it up when you travel so you’re never out of juice when you need it! Their use of only the highest quality Grade A Lithium Polymer batteries means you will enjoy many recharges and will probably outlast whatever devices you are charging on it.
Available in four different colors, if you need portable power, look no further. This is the one. Tego Power maintains their own social channels, so keep on top of their offerings on Facebook and Twitter!
Rarely have we found a company that is in multiple markets with good products in both of them. Typically it is a case of “Jack of all trades, master of none.” That is definitely not the case here. Tego seems to know both markets, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Look out Apple!