If you are mostly on the road, you might have already faced the problem of mobile devices running out of charge. A dead battery can cause you to miss out a very important call or you can even lose an important document which you might be in the middle of editing when your laptop shuts down. AMPL Lab has now created a portable solution for your charging woes. They have developed the AMPL SmartBackpack which you can carry with you easily and charge your tablets, smartphones and even your laptops while on the go.
The AMPL SmartBackpack
This is a backpack which has a mobile power station inside it. You can charge every type of device, small and large, by placing them inside the bag and traveling to your destination. While you are moving around, you can adjust the charging activity by monitoring it with an app in your mobile device. You don’t even have to open the backpack for this.
There are sensors placed inside and outside the bag which keep an eye on the environmental conditions like temperature and send the stats to the AMPL app for your smartphone and also to an OLED screen which is on top of your backpack. The app helps you to monitor conditions, check the charging status of each of your devices and depending on the level of importance, rank the power allocation to each device. You can keep your smartphone plugged in and keep it secure in a padding that is attached to the left shoulder strap.
Specifications of AMPL Smartbackpack
A 5,000mAh battery is integrated in every bag and it can charge your smartphone two to three times in a day. Three more modular batteries, with varying degrees of power can be placed inside the bag due to the docking system. They are sold separately and consist of another 5,000mAh battery, a larger 14,900mAh “LaptopBoost” battery which can charge PC laptops and a combo of battery/power inverter which can charge a MacBook or anything that you can plug into a wall. When the Smartbackpack is configured to the maximum potential, up to 147Wh of charge can be obtained.
You can recharge the internal packs separately; you don’t have to take them out from the docking bay. You can just plug in a power cable from the top of the bag into the wall. The modular batteries also work separately and you can charge them without the bag. A hanging tablet sleeve and an adjustable laptop section are there which you can use from the side or top of the bag.
Right now, the project is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. You can get the bag at $225 as an Earlybird Special but after two days it will cost $250. The commercial release is expected later in 2015.
Are you keen on using this Smartbackpack? Will you contribute your funds for helping the project reach its funding goal? We would love to hear your thoughts.