02
Dec
VU_Green_Front

If you're in the market for some stylish new accessories, Tylt has a Cyber Monday deal for you. The company is offering a whopping 50% off everything it sells, including the VU wireless charger. However, there have been some issues with stability as the site gets hammered today, so you can also submit your email to be issued a 50% off voucher for use in the future.

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Tylt has a healthy assortment of cables, external batteries, cases, and other stuff. It's a bit more expensive than competing gear, but that's why the 50% off deal is so cool. The VU charger is admittedly pretty neat, but costs $70. With the deal today it's only $35 – pretty reasonable. To get the deal, just enter code 50off_ty!t during checkout (assuming you can get there). Keep in mind there is a $100 limit per user, so you can't go crazy.

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In addition to the VU, Tylt's Energi+ Backpack gets solid reviews, and the Y-Charge car chargers are pretty handsome too. It can't hurt to at least get on the waiting list for a future coupon. We've been able to get through the purchase process, so maybe things are finally getting worked out.

[Tylt, Facebook]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Mystery Man

    that charger is cool. hrmmmm

  • Brad

    finally, a wireless charger cheap enough to pull the trigger on haha

    • andy_o

      There are quite a few chargers very cheap, some even lower than $20. I ordered from dx.com, but they can also be found at Amazon and ebay. I've bought 3 in the past few weeks, including one 10000 mAh Qi power bank.

      • Brad

        Really? I'll look into it

      • RaviShah

        are the reliable? i've heard some cheap ones don't charge at the rate they say they do

        • andy_o

          Both the power bank and the cheapest one I bought which was this one seem to be doing fine with the N5, but I haven't run any super accurate charging rate tests. That's the thing though, that I don't think most people complaining in forums have either. Depending on how the charger gets its power, proper USB cables also make a hell of a difference sometimes, and they don't have to be expensive, just good enough to deliver enough current to the charger in the first place.

          A note about dx.com though, their shipping takes freaking long, it's from China. I think it was free though.

  • Just me

    Pricey international shipping at $30.
    Shame

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

    That site needs to be fixed in a bad way. I double and triple-checked the shopping cart every step of the way, making sure I only had a black VU charger in there. When I finally hit the button to complete the order, a red VU appeared alongside the black one. I've emailed support, but I think there's some bigger programming issues affecting Tylt's store.

    • Crispin Swickard

      Same issue. I added 1 black, and every time I would adjust it I would have 2, and ten 4 green, 1 red, etc. Hopefully I can get it ordered right before the sale is up since I was wanting to try out a wireless charger, and this one seems pretty popular, and I like that it is angled.

      • evan smith

        Bleh same. I'm after a Black Vu and repeatedly had random colours and quantities come up. Even had NFC stickers comes up a few times.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      At one point my cart contained 2 green chargers, a blue one, a red one, and 2 black ones, along with NFC stickers. I only added one black charger. I think I'll just wait this one out.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

        Good choice. Support responded to me that my order didn't go through because they can't find it in their system, but I got a confirmation email and my credit card has an authorization for $69.99. I understand some issues, but this is really annoying.

    • Brad

      Yeah, I think they only have x random cart numbers or something so people are adding shit to the same cart...

    • Josh C

      Yeah, its buggy as all get out. just sit on the cart page and keep refreshing, it'll change every time!

  • http://carbon-rom.com/ Carbon Admin

    "so you can also submit your email to be issued a 50% off voucher for use in the future"

    Is there a certain way to do this? The site is massacred at the moment lol

    • RyanWhitwam

      It should pop up the notice we have embedded above when you load the site.

      • http://carbon-rom.com/ Carbon Admin

        Unfortunately it did not. I think it's because the site is operating fine now (mostly) however the cart keeps adding in items that were never added and putting in weird amounts of each item making it impossible to checkout. I emailed the support, fingers crossed for a voucher haha

  • Arthur Dent

    Dear lord, I hate that name ... Tylt. *shiver*

    It's almost as bad as the hundreds of companies/products that eliminate vowls from their name to be unique/cool/hip. Flickr, Tumblr, etc.

  • whispy_snippet

    Does Tylt's Qi wireless charger work with phones in a case?

  • mfr118

    I made this comment on the Google+ post:

    They could be a cool charger when they work but as a company they suck. Their customer service is atrocious and I will never buy another of their products. They screwed around with they're "backers" when they did these on Kickstarter. For some reason stores were selling them months before any backers had seen one. If anyone is curious I still have all the emails from them.
    Plus not only is mine defective but they sent a ton out that were defective also. My Nexus 4 would charge fully then stop, drain the battery, then restart again. Now my Nexus 5 charges, stops at 80% and gets incredibly hot to the touch. Done using this charger and went back to a plug.
    Like I said it could be a cool charger and cool design but the cons outweigh the pros by 1000%.

  • rob

    Doesn't seen like they're honoring the cyber Monday deal. Dragging their feet on my order for 3 weeks and others are having problems as well. http://4x.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1s8oq6/tylt_cancelling_cyber_monday_orders/

    • Josh Haug

      I entered my email and never received the discount code. After this joke of a sale I wont be ordering from them any way.

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