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Sep 22, 2010

Charge Gadgets From Your Backpack Without the Sun's Help

I much prefer the look of Quirky's Trek Support backpack to Voltaic's solar-powered backpack from years ago, and if enough people agree with me and pre-order it (for $130), they'll even put it into production.

Just like the rest of Quirky's products, the backpack design has been crowdsourced, but it just needs enough people to pre-order it before putting it on the factory line. It's about half the price of a solar-powered backpack, and doesn't have the obvious panels on the front—choosing, instead, a subtle grey and blue color-scheme.

Various pockets have been stitched in, with the main compartment large enough for a 15-inch laptop. The rechargeable battery, housed in a lower compartment, can charge up the gadgets via USB. It might not be as planet-friendly as the solar backpacks, but at least you can ensure your iPod won't run out of juice on a winter's day.

95 comments:

Mr. Derp said...

Sounds intriguing.

vibe said...

solar powered? watt

shirou said...

awesome, i'm definitely buying one..

Michaelangelo said...

Sounds awesome indeed, but I hate carrying my laptop on book bags like these cause I always forget and lean back on it. They should make a solar powered messenger bag, now THATTT would be fucking great!


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MacPCharmony said...

great stuff here!

Castoramic said...

Thats cheap ! I'll definately buy one !

Cris said...

nice bag :D

Viperman said...

solar power FTW

moxie said...

Useful!

Jemz said...

You could still plug the bag at school or work and get free energy for all your devices...

S!

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Life said...

What an awesome backpack!

Mike

Paige said...

Awesome! I love checking your blog.

Michele said...

Awesome!

Naj said...

awesome backpack! now i won't have to worry about my phone's battery getting drain!

MVTM said...

*hug*

Dr. Phun said...

That pretty awesome tbh, wonder how you can charge a 15 inch lappy

Randy Weezner said...

a 1000 bag...sounds plausible.

Harry said...

That's pretty cool actually.

superturbocharged said...

I've always thought something like this could come in very handy.

Hotsaucer said...

Wow, I need one of those....

F4i7H said...

I WANT THAT BAG!!!!

ChaosReaper said...

Oh my god, I want one!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

whoa, I didn't know that

KlausEbert said...

To expensive for me, sorry :(

ramrod360 said...

Awesome concept, but nonetheless, I can't afford this.

Pop Champagne said...

lol, i need a backpack for when I travel! more pockets the better :D

STINSENATOR said...

need one but only if the gadgets inside are inclusive

miecak said...

Seems like a handy bag for hikers.

Skutt Panda PO said...

super gadget :)) ty

Stav88os said...

Interesting!

Sup!:)

Oni said...

incredible!! do want

Nigma said...

something to successfully identify you as a nerd

LoneIslander said...

Looks pretty cool but it's defiantly something I don't need

Blinkin said...

i would never by this though

Silly Old Bum said...

cool bag

Lil' Rocker Flower said...

Could be very helpfull for my work.

DailyDose said...

That battery has to be huge and heavy... or it can't charge as many gadgets as you'd want..

which is it?

FBF said...

Why are we just now getting to this stuff? Why is this new in 2010?

Danatoth said...

This is awesome! We need more solar powered stuff

lancerevil said...

I need something like this....

amidoinitrite? said...

pretty interesting...

GKBLOG said...

Wow sounds great.

Splash87 said...

I don't think I have enough mobile gadgets to justify me buying this thing. But its still cool nonetheless.

iMonei said...

cant unsee the flap beeing a tounge

B.Bell said...

Very interesting.

Barnacle said...

seems like an awesome invention :)

Gopher Bandit said...

Holy crap that's a ridiculous back bag! It's freaking awesome though!

Drackar said...

But if it's just a battery...why don't you buy one of the many portable charging batteries out there and put it in a bag you actually like?

Djoni Vejn said...

awesome :)

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Joris van der Mark said...

nice post man =)
keep it up!

Red Baron said...

thats if i walked ...

Ryan said...

sick post bro

Muhunty said...

i must have the backpack

Mr. Black said...

Very cool information!

Mr. Ekonomi said...

Good post :)

QQ said...

thats fuckin sick. i need one of these for sure!!

lulz for me said...

nice touch using a girls pic to bring in more people guy!

OMGRAVE! said...

i'll just stick with a good ole jansport

ViNCENT said...

looks cool but 130$? i dunno if it's really worth that much...

Annie Smith said...

I like this! :)

ShredGuitar said...

Haha, very nice!

poorfags said...

Great idea

Will Henricson said...

Cool! :)

Anne on a mouse said...

wow, nice. Not sure why you would need it though

Swift Love said...

awesome post!

jaredkk said...

cute hand bag girl

Lewis Candler said...

i want it real bad

Deep Thought said...

whoa, actually seems practical.

Sttppd said...

Probably costs a fortune!

cooperlife said...

wow... that is amazing.

David Davidson said...

I'm happy with my current backpack.

Steve Tha Man said...

I would love one, sounds really useful.

srmatanza said...

kul bag!

Austin Da Silveira said...

wow I didn't even know these existed, tempting, but just way out of my budget.

deviants0ul said...

:D Thanks! Look forward to more.

Oscar said...

i could use that!

ShiningMeow said...

That looks awesome, but I'm not a backpack kind of guy.

- Enfermo - said...

Very interisting.... Good Job!

Pulled a Mussel said...

if the thing doesn't look fucking stupid I'm down for sure o_o

but it seems like it would get really goddamn heavy..

netz3r0 said...

haha, i didn't know that?! or did i? good post anyway :D

loloriz0r said...

nice..

I can imagine flexible solar panels some day

Dilly Skates said...

backpack looks sick

MacPCharmony said...

I like your blog's design!

g15 said...

Awesome post! keep up the good work...

Sethisto said...

sounds awesome

AdPlusCommunications said...

but what if we WANT the help from the sun?

Mutefox said...

Crazy kids and their technology...

KC. said...

Not really my thing...but I like the concept!

arnyke said...

i like your post !!

The State of Human Intelligence said...

Great blog, man!

Hope you`ll check out mine as well.

Le Coq Bleu said...

Not good enough for my 19 incher

Skunkfunk said...

I need one of these!!

x said...

that looks so nice

Sparrow said...

my only issue with these is that its merely a rechargeable backpack. It uses its own charge to charge something else, but when its power dies, your still without power.
Solar packs are cheaper now, I've seen them online for as little as 80 bucks. I'd personally rather have something that i could use to charge my stuff on a daily basis if I'm a backpacker, or in a Bug-out situation then something that will only provide power for a short while longer then normal.