More people live and work outside of the office today than ever before. Entrepreneurs, freelancers, digital creatives — we all wander the world, doing our work on buses and in airplanes, at coffeeshops and in hotel rooms. For digital nomads, living out of a suitcase has become living out of a backpack.
That makes it somewhat surprising that we haven’t seen a bag that nails the particular needs of the digital wanderer. At least not until the Moovy Bag came along.
Moovy has been a breakout success story on Kickstarter, earning more than $120,000 so far (it’s online until Thursday if you want in). The designers seemingly put their finger on exactly the features those of us who rely on our mobile devices are looking for in a bag.
The basic Moovy Bag packs plenty of great features, but premium versions add on outstanding extras like a smart battery pack and even a solar panel for charging all your gear.
Moovy Bag: A super-slim backpack for all your gear
First of all, the Moovy Bag is sleek and compact. It’s not a bulky, back-borne box for hauling around a pile of devices.
Instead, this cleverly designed backpack comes with adaptable compartments for almost anything you could need, whether tablets, laptops, or phones. A multi-device insert stores the miscellaneous stuff you carry around — business cards and passports, backup batteries, earbuds or mouse. Everything is smartly arranged and padded for protection.
But here’s the kicker: You can charge all the devices at once, straight from the bag, even while on the move.
Somehow, this slim bag harbors a bunch of useful hardware. A clever rotating universal adapter can connect and charge a range of devices. There’s even a MagSafe USB-C connector, and an on-board 22,000 mAh power bank. Additionally, Moovy Bag comes with a nifty charge indicator sewn right into the bottom of the bag, next to Micro-USB and USB-C connectors. Moovy’s battery uses a smart output, so owners of the new iPhone 8 can recharge safely.
Some optional features come only with higher-end models. One such feature is the removable, multi-purpose hub called Moovy Go. It’s a double-ported USB-C hub, with an SD card slot and wireless storage device. That makes it a handy backup for everything from photos on your phone to documents on your Macbook. Plus, it adds USB and SD options to newer Macbooks.
This solar backpack will charge all your gear
Here’s maybe the coolest part of all: Moovy Bag works with a built-in, super-thin 6-watt solar panel. Its makers claim it can charge a cellphone in two hours — and it works equally well indoors or outside.
When in desperate need of an outlet with none to be found, this premium feature can seem like a real lifesaver.
All that and even more comes in a bag that’s easy on the eyes and the back. It’s made from scratch- and water-resistant canvas detailed with Italian leather, with stainless steel zippers and loops. Various hidden pockets, a retractable key leash, and a storage slot for umbrellas or bottles round out the bag’s impressively long list of nifty features.
If you do your work from the road, or just at the coffeeshop, give the Moovy Bag a gander. If nothing else, it’s a reminder of what a proper toolkit looks like for today’s digital nomad.