As a society, we are more connected than ever — our work, correspondence, relationships, and normal everyday activities can all be organized into our mobile devices. Though many of us are free to work and all of us are free to communicate anywhere in the world wirelessly, we are tethered by our batteries. As the charge indicator plummets, we are either frantically scrambling to find an outlet (and sometimes the charger itself) or we’re sitting on a dirty floor checking the percentage every few minutes.
Seattle-based Poros has been designing carry-all products that power your devices on the go, and its first backpack is its latest example of form and function. The Tetra by Poros is built to adapt to a wandering lifestyle, seamlessly charging your phone, tablet, and USB-C laptop.
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Poros recently launched an Indiegogo page for the Tetra, where the early birds could get the $215 bag for as low as $100. “Mobile devices … do great things for us, from keeping us connected, to ordering a ride, but the reality is they do have a downside when it comes to their need for charging,” says Poros founder John Borofka. ” … We set out to change this by building a bag from the ground up that meets users’ power needs without having to ever worry about charging, packaged in a stylish bag that users are proud to have on their back.”
The durable Tetra features ballistic nylon construction and all-metal hardware. Despite a slim profile, it has room for your laptop (a sleeve accommodates laptops up to 15 inches), tablet, and books. You can leave your cables and plugs behind, as the bag comes with fully integrated connectors. Its built-in 10,000mAh lithium polymer battery can deliver from three to six complete smartphone charges at a rate of 2.1 amps.
The Tetra supports the latest USB-C connections, which can be found in the new MacBook and Chromebook Pixel. It effectively doubles the battery life of the MacBook. Charging is activated with a touch of a button. A full LED display indicates battery status and charge rate.
The Tetra weighs just half a pound, and can charge two devices at once. The first connection is a standard USB-type, and for the second you can choose between an Apple Lightning or Micro USB. All Poros bags are TSA approved for carry-on and checked luggage.
The Tetra is expected to ship in March 2016. For more information, visit the Poros official site.