HP Powerup Backpack: Get Past Your Fear of a Low Battery
HP announced its first intelligent backpack which is supposed to charge your smartphone, laptop (up to 17.3 inches) or tablet. The smart Powerup Backpack can charge your laptops or tablets up to 3 times and your smartphone up to 10 times. It includes a 22400 mAh battery and charges all Apple iPhones and iPads. It also works with most HP laptops, Android devices as long as they don’t feature USB Type-C connectors, or other charging methods).
The new backpack features strong straps and canvas, as well as a raincoat. It comes with a built-in heat sensor that monitors its temperature and automatically adjusts it. It meets security requirements for in-flight carry-ons. You can see this attractive backpack in action in the official HP video (see below).
The Powerup Backpack will be available on October 1, 2016. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
It’s price however is high, maybe too high, as the introductory price HP announced is that of US$ 199.99! In fact you can find a powerful portable charger (power bank) at Amazon at about US$50.00 or less. You put it inside your common backpack to make it smart power backpack and that’s basically all! You certainly can use the « device » you design yourself on a day hike… Well, no heat sensors will be available and you’ll have to add your own raincoat for a rainy day, but it will not be as expensive as this amazing gadget. Besides, you can chose the backpack of the dimensions that suit you more to put inside all your stuff.
Still, for the long trip in the woods or away from a power source for an extended period of time, this Powerup backup might be useful.
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