HP’s New Powerup BackPack Doubles up as a Laptop Powerbank

by: - Last updated on: August 8th, 2016

Powerbanks have been assuming different size, shapes, and capacity. It was some time ago that we had featured a humongous Anker power bank that would allow a camper to survive off the grid for up to a week. That being said, power banks for laptops are not something we witness in huge numbers and are still marketed as niche products. HP has come up with a new backpack that also doubles up as a massive 22,400mAh battery. In order to keep the battery from heating, the powerbank also featured ventilated pockets and heat sensors alongside regulators.

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Furthermore, HP has also taken care to keep the battery capacity well within the 100 watt-hours allowed by the airlines/FAA for carry-on luggage since the backpack battery is rated at 84 watt-hours. Again, it’s quite possible that the bag might be flagged since different countries have different guidelines.

The bag doesn’t come cheap at $200 but considering the utilitarian front, it might be worth the money. Another good aspect of the bag is the compartments; HP has designed a separate compartment for each device alongside a charging port. The Powerup BackPack claims to charge your laptop fully and also comes with a smart management system that lets you prioritize the device that you need to be charged first.

Source: The Verge

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