While not the first bag on the market to incorporate portable batteries and charge your phone, tablet or laptop, the AMPL SmartBag is certainly one of the coolest extended battery gear carriers around!!
Presented at CES 2015, the AMPL Smart Backpack promises to keep your gadgets safe and charged for days by using a combination of smart sensors, battery packs woven into the fabric and a smartphone monitoring app (available for iPhone and Android) which allows you to see in real time the charging level of your devices as well as the internal temperature, power flows and the power juice available in the battery packs, without having to open the bag every time you want to check them.
The AMPL Smartbag features an internal computer which intelligently routes power your devices and maintains a tight control over the charging function to protect your devices from overheating, a shock absorbent bottom to protect your devices from impact if the bag is dropped, a battery pack which allows 2-3 full smartphone charges (3 extra battery expansion slots are available for extra battery packs to power more smartphones, tablets and a laptop) and an adjustable TSA checkpoint-friendly laptop compartment with easy access from the top or the side of the backpack.
The AMPL Smart backpack will be available latter this summer starting at $299 (additional battery modules will run for $59 or $139) and will be fully compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android devices with MicroUSB plugs as well as a wide variety of laptops.
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