Smart Backpacks – Welcome To The Future
Revolution In The Backpack Industry
A revolution in the backpack industry is the introduction of smart backpacks. Several years ago, when the backpack was used mainly to carry books to schools and also to carry items, who would have ever thought the word smart backpacks would ever be used in a sentence.
Technology has gone a long way from what it was a few years ago and it keeps on improving. Technological ideas have been incorporated into the backpack. Ideas that would blow your mind away. I seriously doubt Otzi the Iceman ever had in mind that one day the backpack would be able to house a tracking device to be able to locate themselves or a backpack would be able to charge a phone or even a laptop. Crazy times we live in. This tells you how far we have come technologically.
With the way technology keeps improving every day, the era of the regular or the old-fashioned backpack would sooner than later be old news. The smart backpack is the future and it is going to be improved on a regular basis becoming more technologically advanced thus the name smart backpacks.
The days whereby the battery of your devices running out when you are on the road is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past as we embrace the future.
The purpose of a backpack is always to be able to carry our items from one place to the other. This is all cool and stuff but come on..a backpack that has the ability to give me wifi, that’s just insane. That is the ability of the smart backpack and the awesome part is that it has more features that makes me wonder where has this been all my life.
Never Get Caught With A Drained Out Device
This is one of my favorite features of the smart backpack. Imagine you are on the road, you know, just doing your usual trekking or you probably are commuting on your day to day activity or yet still you are about to board a flight and you suddenly remember you need to make that important phone call or you need to access the internet with your laptop or you need your device to listen to some awesome music by Coldplay.
You suddenly realize that the battery of these your devices is totally or about to go out. You search through your backpack and realize you did not come with your phone charger wall piece. What would be your reaction or should I dare say what thoughts would actually be going through your head.
I would definitely think to myself, darn it, what on earth am I going to do now, how on earth am I going to power up my device. No worries because smart backpacks to the rescue. You suddenly remember that your backpack can actually be used to power up and charge these your devices.
How cool is that, you have just killed two birds with one stone. One of the birds been the items which your backpack is carrying and the second bird is been able to charge your device using the USB charging port attached to the built-in battery pack of your backpack to enable you to be able to charge your mobile phone or your laptop.
Pretty awesome, right? I think that’s cool. You can charge your phone, your laptop, your power bank and so much more.
Would you like to kill three birds with one stone? Literally impossible, but not in the world of smart backpacks. Keep on reading
Backpacks Actually Approved By TSA
Some smart backpacks are actually TSA-friendly. For our regular travelers, the routine of taking your laptop out of your backpack to pass through security can be frustrating. If your smart backpack is TSA approved, all you have to do is to let TSA know about your TSA friendly backpack and it would be scanned without you having to offload your laptop(three birds with one stone in the airport.
Emergency Light Signals
Presenting, LED chips emergency light signals – welcome to the future. Some smart backpacks come with LED chips that projects light on the backpack that signals to anyone behind of the presence of a person at that particular place.
This is a pretty handy feature that serves a really good purpose of safety, especially at night. It can be used as an emergency SOS or just as a source of light. They usually come with three light modes which are low brightness, high brightness and an SOS for emergency flashing and all these can be controlled through your smartphone. Depending on what you like, you can alternate the colors to suit your taste.
Your Backpack Gat Your Back
Gone are the days whereby only electronic devices such as cars and phones or similar devices can be tracked. Some backpacks such as the iBackpack has built-in tracking devices that can be used to locate your backpack if it was probably snatched, stolen from you or if you are like me that constantly forgets where I last placed my backpack(this actually happens).
It can also be used by parents to know exactly where their kids are or maybe by girlfriends trying to keep track of their boyfriends. Smart backpacks are a must buy if only for these reasons.
Never Forget Any Item
We’ve all experienced this at one point or the other. You are all dressed up and ready to hit the road and then you realize you don’t have that important item you make use of on a regular basis. You then spend the next 10minutes trying to locate it. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t.
Some smart backpacks such as T-track produced by Indiego helps you keep track of your items whenever they are missing from your backpack. It notifies you by vibrating alert if you’ve forgotten or are missing something from your backpack. All you have to do is to attach T-Track smart cards to everything you usually put in your backpack from your laptops to headphones and other items.
Listen To Your Favorite Music On The Go
I just recently found out that some smart backpacks are created with bluetooth speakers. Now you can play your favorite music while on the road. The awesome part is that some of these speakers are shock-proof, waterproof and dust-proof.
Streaming Videos Has Never Been Easier
Streaming videos have never been easier while on the go. The Co.alition smartpack is one of my favorite smart backpacks as it has the ability to act as a wireless mobile hard drive.It lets you stream video and access files anywhere via its wireless hard drive inbuilt in the backpack.
Solar Panel Enabled Backpacks
Solar panels have been included in some smart backpacks thereby making it possible for you to be able to power your items while on the road.Some disadvantages of this feature that I have come across are that it would require a high level of sun and you cannot charge your items while the solar panel is getting charged.
For a backpack to be wifi enabled tells us that this is really the future. Check out the video below of a backpack produced by Lumzag and see for yourself a wifi enabled backpack or check out this site to watch the backpack in full effect. It was constructed to provide you with wifi wherever you go
Though Awesome, But Never Forget These
Your old-fashioned backpacks are still very reliable but if you decide to opt into the smart backpacks world, never forget some important factors like the size of the backpack and how much it can actually carry. Also, you should be looking for smart backpacks made with durable materials that can last for a long time.
It does not matter how techie the smart backpacks are, if the one you find has reviews on not been durable then you should probably research on some other smart backpacks.
Also, you might want to look into the pricing. The more sophisticated a backpack is the more expensive it becomes.
Just so you know, all these awesome features are not all found on all smart backpacks(but it would have been pretty cool if that one backpack was created that would give me all these features all rolled up in one). What you need to do is to make sure you check the specifications or the features on the smart backpack you plan on purchasing.
While a particular backpack might come with some particular features, these features might vary on another backpack. You need to know exactly what you want so you can look for those features in the smart backpacks you research on.
Welcome To The Future
It is an awesome time to be alive. A time whereby the backpack has been turned into more than just a backpack but into an accessory that keeps up with our modern life. Smart backpacks are the future in the backpack industry. Why don’t you invest in a smart backpack and make your trips much easier so you can enjoy every single moment. If you already own a backpack and you plan on taking your cool one step further then go for smart backpacks.
What do you think about the features of the smart backpacks? Which is your favorite feature and which of these would you like to have on a backpack? Please leave your comments below. I would very much like to know what you think.