This smart HP backpack will charge your phone (up to 10 times), tablet, and laptop

This smart HP backpack will charge your phone (up to 10 times), tablet, and laptop
HP recently announced a very cool "intelligent" backpack that includes a generous 22400 mAh battery, and can charge three types of devices at the same time: laptops (up to 17.3 inches), tablets (up to 3 times), and smartphones (up to 10 times). Compatible products include most HP laptops, Android phones and tablets (as long as they don't feature USB Type-C connectors, or proprietary charging methods), as well as the latest Apple iPhone and iPad models.

The new backpack, called HP Powerup Backpack, is smart because it comes with a built-in heat sensor that monitors its temperature and automatically adjusts it when needed, while also meeting security requirements for in-flight carry-ons. The product features durable canvas and straps, being able to resist wet weather (it also includes a raincoat, just in case it's really pouring outside).

And now the somewhat bad news: the HP Powerup Backpack costs $199.99 (so it's certainly not cheap), and won't be available before October 1. If you're interested, the backpack can already be pre-ordered on Amazon (check out the source link at the end of this article). You can see the Powerup Backpack in action in the official HP video embedded below.

A backpack that kind of resembles the HP Powerup was funded not long ago via Indiegogo. It would be cool if we'd had similar backpacks made by more companies (thus being able to charge a wider range of portable devices), wouldn't it?




source: Amazon via HP (YouTube)

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8 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

The price is too steep. Anker is a better alternative. All you need is an attractive bag and you're good to go.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

fail not quick charge.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

smart backpack? just buy some huge powerbank, put it inside your backpack to make it "smart backpack" what's smart about this backpack? :-/

4. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Actually reading the article should answer your question.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Ha! It's an interesting concept, but I think I would have to pass. The price isn't really offputting, I would just rather get a sportier designed bag, something you might use on a day hike and just incorporate the power bank into the design. Granted It wouldn't have the heat sensors, but it's hardly something I'm overly concerned about.

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

to expensive to be honest and doesnt look the big to contain all my stuff i could buy a big with a bigger space & higher quality with my Ravpower turbo+ 20100 qc 3 + usb c and i will save 65$ at least

7. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Giant backpack carrying lithium polymer... I kid, since it meets carry on safety requirements. Now the price seems worth it for those out in the woods or away from a power source for an extended period (like a power outage) but it could.probably use some solar panels.

8. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Doesn't seem rugged enough for the $200 price tag

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