Solar power Backpack with mosquito repeller

The approaching sunny summer time is inviting to spend more time outside – a healthy mindset but causing some headache when it comes to keep all our electronic gadgets charged up while disconnected from the power grid. Solar bags started to show up as commercial products just a few years ago but have become a…

Bargain backpack for techno girls

Device controlling bags have been around for a long time offering to those who got their hands-on experience with such bags a convenient way to operate the basics on cellphones, iPods and other MP3 player. The growing number of interactive backpack styles give choices for function and taste. The function of device control on bags…

Super charged backpack

Looks like Columbia Sportswear designed a complete range of technology enhanced outfit for the 2009/10 winter season. First we had the heated boots Bugathermo for men and Snow Hottie for women. Then, Columbia launched the heated jackets Radiance for women and the Refugium Jacket for men to stay comfy warm during outdoor adventures. The latest…

Play it out loud – Noisebag stereo backpacks

There are time you don’t want to use earphones or the use of earphone present a higher risk of accident which is the case in areas one has to be aware of his/her surroundings. UK based Noisebag has jumped on the trend of boom bags and launched a range of Noisebags with integrated stereo speakers…

Dicota BacPac controls iPod and iPhone

Dicota, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality, exclusive notebook bags unveiled their first technology enabled bag, the Red Dot design award winning BacPac. This exclusive backpack offers everything one could wish on an urban style bag for all the essentials needed in today’s life: a protective detachable Notebook sleeve with high-class HDF padding (high-density…

Rugged solar bags with iPod control from KILLA

The KILLA Vintage series #1 bags are the first to combine two of the most popular wearable technologies into one product: wearable solar power and iPod control. But the uniqueness does not stop there. The Vintage series #1 bags are made from 50 year old WW2 German vintage back pack and satchel and can last…

Super Charger Ski Backpack by Columbia

It’s the time of the year when companies release their newest gear for the coming winter season. Columbia kicks off the Fall/Winter 2009 interactive bag season, at least as far as I could find new bags, with the Super Charger Ski Backpack which includes a Soundtrack Audio System containing an amplifier inside the bag, two…

SolarStrap – wearable solar power module

Finland based Suntrica is a young company exploring the possibilities of thin, lightweight solar panels as wearable add-on solution for clothing and bags. An interesting idea as such self-containing add-on module allows to quickly and easily move it from one bag to another, leave it at home when no sun is shining. Personally I like…

Space age Solar Backpack for the adventure trip

It’s the time of the year where people start looking into the far distance, into summer, sun and adventure. A friend of mine is getting ready for an extended trip through the wilderness. Reading his packing list I noticed a ton of spare batteries filling up the space of his backpack, adding considerable weight to…

Get the sound outdoors – BoomPak from Dell

Need to cheer up a bit the last leg of this school year? How about the Targus SonicPak from Dell? Dell is offering this cool looking BoomPak featuring a padded compartment for protection of not only Dell laptops but will also fit for MacBooks of up to 15.4″. The sound part is integrated into the…

Wearable knee power generator

Wearable power is a hot research item which got high profile sponsorship last year with the Wearable Power Price from the Department of Defense. The Electricity generating knee brace from a team of researchers of the University of Michigan has demonstrated one concept of how to harvest the power humans produce during physical activities as…

Duffel Backpack with stereo speakers

We have covered bags and backpacks that double as boom-boxes many times. These bags do a great job when you are out and want to have your tunes as backdrop to your life on the go. The sound quality will vary depending on the speaker quality but I suggest do not expect HiFi quality on…

Italian luxury boom-bag

Tradition rich Italian luxury brand Pratesi embraces the digital age with the creation of the Guitar Backpack which incorporates a speaker/amplifier that connects to any audio player. Made of vegetable-dyed calf leather with a mini speaker placed at the acoustic opening of a guitar. Inner slit and zip pockets along with adjustable shoulder strap complete…

Wearable Audio

Korean based Aza Extremes has a range of Wearable Audio products under the brand ‘Sound walk‘ which are essentially body harness and bags with integrated audio systems bringing the audio to activities where listening via earphones is not advisable for safety reasons or for the fact that one might want to enjoy music while still…

iPod ready Backpack by Wed’ze

Wed’ze has next to the gorgeous looking Ride and Jump snow boarding jacket with integrated iPod controls another top-gear for snowboarders that allows the easy control of the iPod during the action ride. The FR 9 Backpack SBS Audio is a top quality and top looking backpack which connects to any iPod to keep it…

Jansport Dreamer Livewire BT Backpack

The Dreamer Livewire BT backpack is a cool bag for school, office or day trips and most importantly: it works nicely together with iPod and Bluetooth cell-phones giving you easy access to both devices while keeping them safely inside the bags compartments. Jansport has launched a large selection of interactive bags over the past years,…

O’Neill Highway 1 iPod Backpack

O’Neill‘s H-Division products for the 2008/09 season have been designed to incorporate your iPod into their design. The Highway 1 iPod Backpack is a cool looking, rugged backpack that will easily carry of the essentials you need to have with you when you’re crossing the snow fields or just catching the bus to University. With…

Sharper Image Sound Bag

Sharper Image made headlines earlier this year by announcing the closure of their stores and reinvent them as a ‘brand’ rather than a retailer, leveraging the familiarity of its name to market products via retail partners. One of their first products is the SoundBag, a top-of-the-line backpack ‘designed to transform the listening experience for commuters,…

Beat the credit crunch with the iBlaze

Our contribution to beat the current money shortage is to be on constant lookout for great bargains in the interactive fashion store enabling you to cheer yourself or others up with a unique present. A hot tip is the iBlaze, a gorgeous looking backpack that has been made around an iPod – not for the…

O’Neill H-Division Campack wearable action recorder

O’Neill’s wearable electronic group ‘H-Division’ has done a cosmetic as well as an optical system make-over of their successful Campack which was introduced last season. Social online networks attracting ever more folks around the globe and photo/video sharing is a core element of most of those sites. The Campack provides the ideal tool to link…

Reebok surface sound bags

Reebok’s backpack and messenger pack with surface sound technology have been a bargain at introduction as one of the cheapest sound bags from an A-brand. A few month later the price went down almost 50% and if you have every speculated of experiencing a sound system seamless integrated in one of your bags – now…

High Sierra BackBeat Compu-Backpack for iPod

We haven’t covered for some time iPod ready backpacks but this doesn’t mean there is no news or no choice out there. On the contrary, brands are adding the ubiquitous ‘Made for iPod’ to bags and backpacks on a continuous basis. It’s no secret that I am a fan of iPod controls on my bags….

Hot interactive backpack bargains

If you like soft, sensual colors like Purple or Lavender and like to have an interactive backpack you are in for a hot bargain. In our restless search for wearable electronic goods we came across two online reseller offering iPod controlling backpacks at an incredible low price. The first is the G-Tech Psycho, a rugged…

Backpack with GPS tracker and electronic ears

Hidden inside this ordinary students Backpack is a real-time GPS tracking unit with audio capability. You can ‘call’ into the tracking device inside the backpack and listen to what is being discussed around the unit! This sounds very much like James Bond gear but it is reality. For the fabulous price of $1,200.- it’s not…

Targus Sonic Corporate Backpack with NXT stereo speaker

Targus® Inc., maker of top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, added a boom-bag for the corporate folks looking for a unique way to spice up the often ‘grey’ business world. The Sonic Corporate Backpack is an all-in-one kit optimized for audio presentations. The sound comes from a NXT stereo speaker zipped to the front and…

Skullcandy 2008 Audio Pack gives your ears a break

Using earphones for too long can be painful and you might wish to have an alternative. The Audio Pack from SkullCandy might be something you want to have a look at when you shop around for the back-to-school gear. Skullcandy’s 2008 Audio Packs come in 3 different color ways with improved audio system for advanced…

Voltage Bags control your iPod

What’s in your Bag? I am sure a lot of essential stuff and if you have an iPod, you should have an iPod protecting and controlling bag. Voltage Bags, a Smart Fabrics Asia Pacific owned bag brand has top quality, gorgeous looking, iPod and iPhone controlling bags you will fall in love. Made of high…

Walking on light – Miloni glow sneakers

Walking on light is getting very popular as yet another of our glow sneaker discoveries, the Miloni glow sneaker offered by Brooklyn based BS-Glow, highlights. These exclusive sneakers look just great. The whole middle sole is illuminated giving you the feeling of walking on light. The light can be switched on and off with two…

Italian Solar bag style from O-range

A new solar bag emerged just in time for the summer sun season, the Miles Solar Backpack from O-range. This solar bag has all the attributes one is expecting from an Italian made product: beautiful design, high quality materials and love for details. Italian based O-range is a design studio specializing in the creation of…

Burton Ghetto Blaster Feedback Pack

Burton, well known for the fashion-street-skating-snowboarding brand and the very first brand that commercialized an interactive backpack added a BoomBag or Ghetto Blaster backpack to it’s range called: Feedback Pack. Actually, the Feedback Pack has been available since 2007 but Burton made a style makeover for a Spring 2008 launch with cool looking designs. The…