• New backpack provides charge on the go

    2010-09-30

    High-tech company Quirky has unveiled a new backpack concept that could keep travelers and their multitude of gadgets charged, even while on the go.

    Many travelers have seen universal chargers that can power multiple devices while on the go. The team at Quirky took this general idea and applied it to a laptop backpack, calling it the "Trek Support."

    The case includes a battery that can charge up a laptop on the go. It also includes a removable roll-up mat with 3 integrated USB ports and pockets, so that travelers can charge additional devices while carrying them around.

    The backpack has a traditional A/C plug coming out of a hole in the back, so travelers can plug it in to charge all their devices when an outlet is available or simply plug the pack in in order to power both the laptop and device chargers so that they may provide additional juice on the go.

    At this point, the laptop is just a concept. Quirky tends to design concepts and then judge reaction to see if they're worth turning into a full-blown product. If travelers are receptive enough to the idea, the team estimates that the backpack will cost about $130. It's also possible that the idea could be sold to an existing luggage or backpack company, who will have a more efficient means of putting it into production.

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