Juice Up Your iOS Devices on the Go Using These Slick Backpacks
Based in San Francisco, Timbuk2 has been manufacturing backpacks for decades. With so many years under the company’s belt, it’s probably safe to assume that it has mastered the techniques required to produce a comfortable yet fashionable backpack – these can be seen in the company’s newest additions to its extensive lineup: The Power Commute and the Power Q backpacks which both offer a stylish form while also enabling the owner to charge his or her iOS devices while on the go.
Using integrated hardware, specifically a built-in, water resistant Joey T1 power supply, each of the aforementioned packs supposedly packs in the ability to charge your devices for weeks – or so the company says. Kudos to the USB port as a method for charging devices, charging isn’t simply limited to your iOS devices. You can charge pretty much charge everything and anything that otherwise used a USB cable for power.
The external battery is housed in a separate compartment with multiple ports for your tablet, laptop and smartphone – when charging, you can easily route cables to their respective compartments. The unit itself lacks any physical buttons to prevent the possible case that you may accidentally turn the battery on only to drain it dry.
Timbuk2 is aiming for an October 2012 release for both of the backpacks – the Power Commute and Power Q – and a February 2013 release at select retailers. Not much information is located on the products’ pages, but specifications and such can be found in the product’s press release linked to below.
[Via Engadget (press release)]