Smartphones are great and everything but they have one very, very weak point: the battery. My last stupid phone would stay juiced up for around four days (with moderate use) on a single charge. My aging Android is lucky to manage a day with minimal use. So all of those clever features: the GPS, the games, the productivity software, the wireless tethering functionality, the Internet access, etc that supposedly make my phone “smart” are of little use to me 95% of the time. I definitely need a new phone, but Think Geek’s Powerbag Deluxe Charging Backpack has me reconsidering my approach to mobile power.
There have been juice packs, and the like for years, but charging backpacks are a relatively new phenomenon, but given the number of portable electronic devices that most of find ourselves carrying these days – it would look like their time has come.
Features and Specifications
- Lightweight backpack with built-in gadget-charging ability
- 6000 mAh battery charges your iPhone, and most Android phones four times over on a full-charge
- Three built-in connectors: iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock connector, USB-mini, and USB-micro for Android phones
- Special high-power USB port for power-hungry Android tablets included
- Water-resistant AC adapter charging port with included fold-flat AC adapter
- Suspension contoured-backstraps for maximum comfort
- External one-touch battery level indicator and power-button
- Laptop Compartment – 16.5″ x 11.5″ x 1.5″
- Tablet Compartment: 8.5″ x 10″ x .5″
- Exterior Dimensions – 4.5″ x 13.5″ x 23″
- Device Compatibility: iPad, iPad2, new iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Nano, Android phones that use micro USB, Amazon Kindle (all generations), B&N Nook, Samsung Galaxy Tab (all variants)
Of course, it is one more thing that you will have to remember to charge but that is a small price to pay for an extra 6000mAH of raw charging power. The price of the Powerbag Deluxe Charging Backpack, unfortunately, isn’t.