The Powerbag Messenger Bag: The Bag with a Built-in Battery for Charging Smartphones and Tablets
I feel confident saying that almost every person I know has a smartphone or tablet in one form or another - and most of them depend on their device for communication, updates, or entertainment. A dead battery can mean so much more than just not being able to reach your family - all of a sudden you have no working GPS, you have no idea what's going on in the world, and you may even end up stuck on a train with no way of reaching the next Candy Crush level.
The first time I heard of the Powerbag was when my mom gave it to my dad as a gift. It was such a huge hit that I made sure my husband got one as soon as possible - and he uses it all the time.
The bag itself is a classic-looking messenger bag, so it functions well even without it's showcasing feature. But obviously the greatest aspect is in the name - it charges smartphones and tablets. Before you leave the house (overnight, for us), you plug in the bag and watch the indicator rise until the bag battery is fully charged. Then you are good to go. The battery stays charged until you need to use it on one of your devices.
My husband travels a lot for work and one of my biggest pet peeves has been when I can't get a hold of him because his phone mysteriously died. This bag has eliminated that issue. It has also been unbelievably useful when traveling because we can charge our devices easily when we're in between flights or on public transportation.
I highly recommend this product, whether for yourself or as a gift for someone - especially anyone that travels or relies heavily on their tech devices.
The Powerbag now also makes a line of book bags that have the same great feature - charging your devices.