PACK­ING SOME POWER

Keep gad­gets brimmed on your trav­els with this charg­ing-ready lug­gage

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TIM­BUK2 POWER COM­MUTE

Per­fect for fre­quent trav­ellers want­ing to carry mul­ti­ple gad­gets at all times, the Power Com­mute has space for your 15-inch lap­top, tablet and more.

Another pocket houses the Joey T1 bat­tery, which of­fers up to two full smart­phone charges. It’s TSA-com­pli­ant, so you needn’t re­move it when go­ing through US air­port se­cu­rity, plus a handy ac­cess port on the side al­lows you to pass the charg­ing cable through to the back tablet pocket with­out re­mov­ing it.

$200, RUSHFASTER.COM.AU

BIRKSUN BOOST SO­LAR

De­spite what you might think on first look, that big panel on the back of the Birksun Boost isn’t a built-in IPS screen for watch­ing HD movies on

your trav­els. In­stead, it’s a so­lar panel that’s per­fect for charg­ing your gad­gets as you go with­out hav­ing to worry about run­ning out of pre­cious

juice. Just one hour of the big yel­low thing in the sky pro­vides 20% of charge for your smart­phone, and the USB out­let means you can top up almost any de­vice you’re car­ry­ing.

US$100, BIRKSUN.COM

NORTH FACE SURGE II CHARGED

North Face knows a thing or two about back­packs, but its lat­est – the Surge II charged back­pack – takes things to another level. This 32-litre

day­pack has a small Joey T1 bat­tery pack nes­tled inside that charges gad­gets over USB, with enough ca­pac­ity to fully charge a smart­phone twice – not mind-blow­ing, but the bat­tery’s small size keeps weight down. There’s also a va­ri­ety of pock­ets for car­ry­ing phones, a tablet and a 17-inch lap­top.

$270, COTSWOLD­OUT­DOOR.COM/AU

PHORCE PRO

On the out­side the Phorce Pro looks like a con­ven­tional lap­top bag, but the lofty price tag hints that some­thing else is go­ing on. That some­thing is an in­te­grated 26,000 mAh bat­tery, which can fully charge a lap­top or re­vive a smart­phone many times over, and its three USB ports en­able you to charge

all your gad­gets at once. The re­ally clever bit is that the bat­tery can com­mu­ni­cate with your iPhone or An­droid phone over Blue­tooth, giv­ing you the skinny on its charg­ing sta­tus in the palm of your hand.

$780 PC/$850 MAC, PHORCE.COM

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