ChargerGenie combines powerstrip and bag to create a unique mobile charging station

ChargerGenie claims that it’s the world’s first charging tote bag with a built in power strip that can charge up to eight devices, and it launched just a couple days ago on Indiegogo. It is currently available in black, red or pink cheetah, and looks just like a normal fashion tote. Inside it where its “secret weapon” lies: six power outlets and two USB ports distributed around the lower perimeter of the bag. There is also a cord that powers the ChargerGenie in the base of the bag, which can be stored inside when not in use.

ChargerGenie

ChargerGenie is expected to ship sometime in October 2013 with an MSRP of $49.99, although supporters on Indiegogo can get a slight discount by pledging only $45. Alternately, if you don’t care about the color, you can pledge just $35, and your color will be chosen for you. This means you better be OK with “pink cheetah” before pledging only $35!

While I kind of wish that a battery pack would be included in this, I can definitely see how something like this could be useful – particularly when traveling with a bunch of tech geeks who are often searching for multiple outlets in hotel rooms and airport terminals. I am planning on picking one of these up for review when they are released, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, be sure to check out the Indiegogo campaign below!

[Indiegogo]

Disclaimer: My upcoming review unit will be provided to me free of charge, although you can still expect an honest and fair review.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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4 thoughts on “ChargerGenie combines powerstrip and bag to create a unique mobile charging station

  • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård
    August 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm
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    You have to appreciate the irony of that picture: all of the devices can be charged with USB, which means that you can get a multi-port heavy duty USB charger and be better off all the way around. The only way this is useful is if you have a lot of something that actually needs AC power, isn’t a macbook (due to the plugbug), and constantly have to carry everything around with you.

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  • Avatar of JRDemaskus
    August 14, 2013 at 11:19 pm
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    I just assumed the plugs would be inside the bag…
    I gave my wife a battery pack for her purse, and I have a power strip in my luggage bag.
    Problem solved

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  • Avatar of Paul E King
    August 15, 2013 at 6:59 am
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    if I’m carrying around something that large there better be an inverter on it so I can power a toaster.

    I kid you not, cheap jumper battery with car power outlet + cheap inverter can save the day when on long trips. Plus you can jump start your car and inflate the tires.

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    • Avatar of John Freml
      August 15, 2013 at 10:49 am
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      It’s large because it’s also a regular bag that you can use to pack away all your gadgets. Basically, it saves you the hassle of packing an extension cord, and it’s got a slightly sleeker form factor than an extension cord.

      But I will save final judgement until my review unit comes.

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