Kickstarter listed backpack will recharge your mobile devices

Kickstarter listed backpack will recharge your mobile devices
Looking for funding on Kickstarter, is a backpack that can charge your devices while on the go. There are two versions of the product. The model that uses a smart charger to power up your mobile devices is called the Colfax. The smart charger is built right into the backpack, and the charging pockets are padded to baby your tablets or handsets. In fact, the case is water resistant and protects the products inside from shock.

The smart charger senses power demand, and when it is time to recharge the cell, plug the included cord into an outlet, and the Colfax figures out exactly how fast it can safely send the most power to your devices. Any leftover energy is used to charge the lithium polymer battery.

The premium model, the Colfax PHD, features the charging capabilities, but also includes a 500GB hard drive that gives you access to your files. Using a USB 3 hook-up, or a Wi-Fi connection (the pack broadcasts its own secure Wi-Fi network with a range of 150 feet), you can send your files to your tablets and/or smartphones even when offline. With 500GB of storage on the hard drive, you can free up the memory on your phone and/or tablet.

The Colfax is expected to sell for $349 retail, but those funding the project can get one for as low as $199. And the Colfax PHD will have a retail price of $495, although you can have one shipped to you for a pledge of $375. The packs are expected to ship in December. But before they do, the creators need to raise $80,000 by June 26th to fund their production in Vietnam. Currently, the project has raised a bit over $8000.

If you'd like to see Colfax and the Colfax PHD survive, you can visit the sourcelink to help fund the project. One possible problem is that the demographic that might find this a worthy purchase, might not consider spending $349 or $495 for a backpack.


source: TheColfax via CNET

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15 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Doesn't have a hard drive or a wifi hotspot, but it does have a battery to recharge your devices. And it is available now for $250 retail, from a real company. http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/router-charged.html

14. co.alition

Posts: 2; Member since: May 30, 2014

You obviously haven't done your homework. Considering you posted a TNF pack that costs $50 more than our pack that includes the same power system...nay an older, less sophisticated version of the one we are using.

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

only then can I say "I got juice in my backpack"

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That's a pretty sweet deal I mean if you're out camping or on a road trip this bag will come in handy.

4. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I Don't know.. dont think there's a market for it.. in this amount you can do so much more.. buy another phone for backup.. have 2 spare batteries and a mobile charger etc.. atleast in India you can buy tons of other things with the money you would pay for this bag.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

KickStarter = expensive stuff for Silicon Valley, Wall Street types mainly.

5. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Or you can get a power bank from eBay for 15 bucks

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Too darn expensive If you plan to camp out for days, why not just get a ZeroLemon?

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But then you wouldn't be able to say "I have a PhD from Colfax in wasting money".

13. jp61786

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2014

0xFFFF it's clear you are an over-opinionated douche with an incredibly tiny wiener. Big man behind that keyboard...

15. co.alition

Posts: 2; Member since: May 30, 2014

Man, we really hit the treasure trove of hate with this post. I agree, it must be tough sitting behind a keyboard picking apart what others are ACTUALLY doing. Keep em coming man, this is comical.

9. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

At that price, this concept is dead before arrival.

10. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Ewww, cables! I'd love a backpack pocket that would use Qi to charge my phone or tablet when I slid it in. And, please, add some solar cells to the top. Maybe I should start a KickStarter project...

11. jdavis2037

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I'll stick with my PowerBag Instant messenger hauling my 17 inch beast and tablet, phone accessories... good look though

12. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Doesn't get anymore more nerdy than this.......

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