Smart backpacks are nothing new. We have covered a bunch of them here in the past. AMPL Labs is introducing a new smart bag for consumers worried about running out of smartphone battery on the go. The SmartBackpack offers an advanced mobile charging system and protects your devices using shock absorbing dampers and a rain-resistant coating.
The charging system has 7 USB connections, an internal 18.5 watt-hour (Wh) battery, and supports up to 3 modular batteries (batteries for tablets and laptops are available). The companion app shows real-time battery levels and lets you adjust charging priorities. The smart sensors monitor weather conditions, power settings, and alert you if you forget your bag. There is also an OLED display and touch controls to help you monitor battery and charging status. You can catch the SmartBackpack at CES 2015.