Yes, it is wise to carry your device chargers in your laptop bag so you don't run out of battery in crucial situations. But what about when there is no plug around to employ your charger itself? How good it would have been if your backpack or your laptop bag boarded a battery itself, which could save you from searching plugs in foreign places? The idea seems to have been missed by many but Hammacher people seem to have embraced it. "Offering the Best,the Only, and the Unexpected for 164 years", is the tagline for Hammacher Schlemmer products, which claims to be America's longest running catalog. They have a wide range of products to offer, but what interests us this time is their device charging business case that would take care of the battery needs of your smartphones, tablets and laptop, in case their own battery ditches you in the middle of somewhere.
The bag itself houses a 6,000 mAh battery that has a 30-pin connector to charge your iPhone or iPod, while a number of different USB ports can be used to charge other gadgets such as your Android or Blackberry phones and tablets. Though it is not limited to these gadgets only, as it can charge any device that can be charged with a USB such as your Nook, or Kindle, or your Bluetooth earpieces. Divided into four compartments, the bag seems to be designed so that you can place all your gadgets comfortably owing to its dedicated packets for iPad, camera, smartphones, files and folders. Made of durable Oxford woven cloth, the case's battery itself takes 3.5 hours to get fully charged, while it can charge an iPhone 4 times with it. Accompanying a shoulder strap with a hand strap the case is priced at $149.95.