There are two Backpacks in the H4 range, the Campack we have posted about and the H4 Back-to-School iPod Backpack which is new to me. That is, not really new just a bit confusing.
I did see the H4 iPod Backpack earlier this year on the German Apple Inc. loving blog ifun.de which offered exclusively the H4 iPod Backpack in June and sold out quickly.
Around that time, I kept checking like crazy O’Neill’s site to find out if there is more of it coming but with no success and the School year began without O’Neill’s iPod Backpack except the few lucky ones that got it on ifun.de
Today I checked O’Neill’s site and the ‘Back-to-School’ iPod Backpack is along their 2007/08 H4 range. A bit late for Back-to-School.
On the other hand, this backpack looks nice and I am sure it will work simply and nicely with any of your iPods with dock connector. Two color shades are available to choose from: brownish and grayish.
The iPod goes in a dedicated pocket in the Backpack and connects to the bags controls. The iPod control pad is located in the shoulder strap as well as the earphone connector. Neat, nice and simple concept with GREAT convenience. Believe me, I don’t get paid for saying this, it’s my personal experience.
What else will you get with O’Neill’s iPod Backpack? A dedicated storage compartment for your iPod and one for a PSP and a cushioned compartment for the
MacBook Laptop, so all the essential School gear is safely stored.
There are plenty of smaller compartments for all sorts of stuff and another two main compartments for the bigger stuff. I guess you need to have at least some books, I mean the one made of (hopefully recycled) paper and not a MacBook.
Now to the commercial side of my story: I haven’t found any online shop yet that sells the iPod Backpack from O’Neill and their website gives direction only to off-line stores for a few countries in Europe.
There is no price indication on the O’Neill site either but if the special addition from ifun.de is an indication, they sold it for 115.- Euro which makes it $ 165.-
We will watch out for an online store and the ‘real’ price. If you our dear reader know a source where to buy, please drop us a note and link in the comments. We give your a big THANK YOU for that.