Engadget had an interesting article up this morning about a new backpack that incorporates a battery right into the design that allows you to keep your gadgets charged while on the go. The pack, which comes from a company called Trek Support, includes a removable gadget dock that can be charged up through standard power, and then reinserted into the bag to charge three other USB devices while away from home. The design also includes a laptop sleeve and quite a few storage pockets. Best of all, it has a TSA friendly design, which should make it a hit with travelers, and costs just $130.
Now obviously this isn’t a pack designed for outdoor enthusiasts, as it packs in extra weight that we don’t generally need on the trail, and I do at least leave my laptop home when I go for a hike. But for travelers, this presents an interesting possibility for keeping all of our gadgets charged while on the road. It’s often a struggle to do just that, as we end up carrying lots of cables and chargers and so on. I’m not sure that this is the solution, but as someone who travels regularly, it is an intriguing option for trips that aren’t headed more remote places.