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GoPlug has redefined what a bag should be. Charge ALL of your devices, CAMERA BATTERIES, LAPTOPS, and more on the go. Read more

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GoPlug has redefined what a bag should be. Charge ALL of your devices, CAMERA BATTERIES, LAPTOPS, and more on the go.

About this project

For more information about GoPlug bags, or to receive updates and special offers, go to www.GoPlugBags.com

Thank you for your support on this campaign and for GoPlug Bags! Unfortunately we will not reach our funding goal; however, we are still very excited about GoPlug bags and don’t think the Kickstarter outcome is reflective of the market—and yes, we will move forward with production.

Many of you had great suggestions on features for the bags—thank you! We will consider each suggestion, and feel confident the bags will be better because of your input. Also, many of you are wondering what’s next, and how you can receive a bag. At this time my team and I will regroup and discuss whether or not to re-launch the project on Indiegogo and/or just go to market. Regardless of our decision, if you are interested in receiving more information about how to get a bag, contact me at info@goplugbags.com and I’ll make sure you get all the updates. Also, you can check www.GoPlugBags.com occasionally for updates.

If you’re a current backer, you will be privileged to receive offers and discounts first, once the bags are in production.

We have not only received great ideas from our supporters, but we have had many inquiries from investors, distributors, and retailers wanting to make GoPlug bags a reality. We are extremely encouraged and look forward to bringing these bags to market.

Sincerely,

Josh

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GoPlug Redefines The Standard For What Bags Should Be

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WATERPROOF POWER BUTTON

Smart technology needs to be handled in a smart way, and that is just what GoPlug has done. We have taken the most commonly used bags and enabled them to work with your devices to keep you connected and keep your electronics fully charged. The GoPlug baggage set is the world’s best "smart" bag.

POWER, CHARGE, AND RECHARGE ON THE GO

The GoPlug baggage set is not just an ordinary set of bags. It contains its own battery pack that allows you to charge your electronic devices, even if you are not near a power outlet.

**NEWLY ADDED**

UNIVERSAL OUTLET TO BE STANDARD ON ALL BAGS

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rechargeable-goplug-power-bags-keep-101500517.html

http://www.geekstech.co.uk/pr-news?doc=201404160615PR_NEWS_USPR_____SF06386&dir=0

The built-in battery has the capacity to charge your smart phone up to six times, and your tablet up to two times, and doubles the life on an average laptop on a single charge (results vary). So, whether you are on the plane, in a car, or sitting in a waiting room, you will never have to worry about losing power.

Whether traveling for business, giving a presentation, or just working and playing from home, the GoPlug bags will make your busy life easier. 

"Are GoPlug Bags waterproof?"

Yes, sort of! Water resistant is a better description. 

We've taken serious consideration with each component of the bags.  From the zippers to the power button, everything is waterproof.  Although your electronics will be protected from moisture, I would not use the bags as a floatation device or submerse them in water (thus resistant not waterproof).  Exposure to rain/sleet/snow is not a problem.

UNIVERSAL OUTLETS - NOW INCLUDED ON ALL BAGS

An international version is in HIGH demand!

Here's some good news, last week while attending the NAB conference I met with a large company from NY (they shall remain anonymous but I'm sure you have heard of them).  They loved the bags and were super excited.  Well, I just received notification that they want to carry the bags in their retail and on-line store. AWESOME!!! 

Without the newly acquired interest, the Universal outlets would not be possible. 

INCENTIVES

SPECS:

  • Designed to fit portable bus-powered hard drives. 
  • It can fit a hard drive up to 5.5 x 3.75 x 1.25" in size. 
  • It features a zipper for closing and a mesh pouch that can accommodate a USB or FireWire cable.
  • Includes: Micro USB, Mini USB, and 30 Pin 4" cables

SPECS:

  • Size (l x w x h): 7.9 x 0.8 x 5.3 in
  • Fits Devices (l x w x h): 6.8 x 0.4 x 4.7 in
  • Materials: Neoprene
  • Weight: 0.2 lb

SPECS:

  • Smooth, ebony varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity. Built-in flashlight for dark or low-light environments.
  • Ultra-high density battery cells make this the world's most compact 15000mAh external battery. Use a 5V / 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charging (9-10 hours).
  • Monster capacity (15000mAh) charges the iPhone almost 7 times, large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 4 times or almost a full charge to an iPad 3 / 4. 
  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.
  • Package contents: External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, instruction manual.

 SPECS:

  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Unlimited clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for maximum flexibility
  • 115v, 60Hz  Patent Pending mobile outlet | Maximum output continuous power 80 watts 
  • Rechargeable 12v LiPo battery (weighs 16 ounces)
  • Eight foot grounded extension cord
  • Durable, professional messenger bag with ample storage
  • Dimensions: 11" x 16.5" x 3.5"
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs (battery weight not included)
  • Padded computer compartment fits most 14"-15.4" laptops (internal laptop dimensions 14.5" x 11.1" x 1.8")
  • Organization panel stores your portable electronics, pens and more
  • Nylex lined accessory pockets keep your electronics scratch free
  • Padded hip panel offers exceptional comfort
  • Matching USB shuttle included- holds two USB drives
  • Adjustable shoulder strap and grab handle allow for easy transport

 SPECS:

  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Unlimited clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for maximum flexibility
  • 115v, 60Hz Patent Pending mobile outlet | Maximum output continuous power 80 watts
  • Rechargeable 12v LiPo battery (weighs 16 ounces)
  • Eight foot grounded extension cord
  • Padded pocket protects laptops up to 17.3 inches
  • Dedicated interior pocket for iPad, tablet, or eReader
  • Front zip-down organizer section plus separate file pocket, front zippered pocket, quick access pocket and side zippered pockets
  • Polyester body with padded carry handle and backpack straps for comfort
  • Rear Ride Along strap for consolidated travel
  • Dimensions: 18" x 15" x 7"
  • Laptop Pocket: 16" x 11.75" x 1.8"
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs. (battery weight not included)

 SPECS:

  • Two 360° rotating AC outlets fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Unlimited clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for maximum flexibility
  • 115v, 60Hz Patent Pending mobile outlet | Maximum output continuous power 80 watts
  • Rechargeable 12v LiPo battery (weighs 16 ounces)
  • Twelve foot grounded extension cord
  • Vertically oriented rolling laptop case compatible with most laptops with a 15 to 17 inch screen
  • Security Friendly laptop sleeve- Designed in compliance with TSA guidelines so your laptop does not need to be removed from sleeve when passing through airport security*
  • Dedicated iPad or 10.1 - inch tablet compartment
  • Full-featured business compartments are isolated from clothing storage for in-meeting functionality
  • Smart Organization panel provides a place for electronics, gadgets and accessories
  • Large rear compartment holds a change of clothes for the overnight business trip
  • Leave your laptop in the protective sleeve through the TSA screening process. To ensure an unobstructed x-ray view, place nothing other than your laptop in the sleeve.
  • Vertical orientation rolls easily down airplane aisles
  • Size L x W x H: 14.4 x 10.4 x 21.0" (365.7 x 264.1 x 533.4 mm) 
  • Volume 2624.0 in³ (42999.6 cm³) 
  • Weight 8.49 lb (3.85 kg) (battery weight not included)

 SPECS:

  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Unlimited clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for maximum flexibility
  • 115v, 60Hz Patent Pending mobile outlet | Maximum output continuous power 80 watts
  • Rechargeable 12v LiPo battery (weighs 16 ounces)
  • Eight foot grounded extension cord
  • Material | 600 denier PolyTek
  • Type of Closure | Zipper 
  • Exterior Dimensions | 13.0 x 11.0 x 19.5" (33.0 x 28.0 x 50cm) 
  • Interior Dimensions Internal | Top: 10.0 x 6.5 x 8.25" (25.0 x 17.0 x 21cm) Internal | Bottom: 11.0 x 6.5 x 10.0" (28.0 x 17.0 x 25cm) 
  • Tripod Holder 
  • Waist Belt
  • Rain Shield
  • Carrying/Transport Options | Shoulder straps
  • Top carry handle 
  • Weight 5 lb (2.3kg) (battery weight not included)

 SPECS:

  • Two 360° rotating AC outlets fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Unlimited clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for maximum flexibility
  • 115v, 60Hz Patent Pending mobile outlet | Maximum output continuous power 80 watts
  • Rechargeable 12v LiPo battery (weighs 16 ounces)
  • Twelve foot grounded extension cord
  • Material High-density Cordura nylon 
  • Type of Closure Zippers, quick-release buckles 
  • Exterior Dimensions 14.8 x 9.1 x 22.1" / 37.5 x 23.0 x 56.0 cm 
  • Interior Dimensions Main Compartment: 12.6 x 8.3 x 19.7" / 32.0 x 21.0 x 50.0 cm 
    Laptop Compartment: 13.4 x 0.4 x 17.7" / 34.0 x 1.0 x 45.0 cm 
  • Carrying/Transport Options: Retractable trolley handle and wheels, top, side, and base grip handles 
  • Rain Shield
  • Weight 10.5 lb / 4.8 kg (battery weight not included)

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I spend nearly six months out of each year on the road for business. Much of that time is spent from one airport and hotel to the next. Even when I’m away from home, my business continues without me, and staying connected is a necessity. This often becomes difficult, because batteries on mobile devices only last so long. By the time I step off an airplane, sometimes my phone is completely dead and I have to try to navigate a new city without it. All too often, I’ve had to sit at the airport and hunt down an available outlet at odd hours of the night, so that I didn’t have to drive to my hotel without a navigation system. Finding a power source in a busy airport can be a nightmare.

Thousands of travelers end up in the same situation and airports don’t accommodate this need very well. Some terminals have “powering stations”, but this only provides an outlet for six or seven devices, leaving the other people out of luck.

So I came up with the bag.

MY TEAM – MY BACKGROUND

I am a filmmaker and entrepreneur with over 15 years of production experience. Although I am not an engineer or electrician, I am qualified to bring the GoPlug from concept to completion. I have overseen multi-million dollar productions for fortune 500 companies as well as delivered campaigns/commercials/corporate projects on time and under budget. These projects require a specialized team of professionals with many disciplines to meet the objectives.

The approach I’m taking with these products is similar to projects I have done in the past— by contracting with highly skilled professionals who specialize in design to make the GoPlug the best bag on the market. That is why I have partnered with the manufacturer I have chosen. They have many years of experience in textile design and bag manufacturing. 

WHAT ARE WE FUNDING?

We need your help to get this bag into production. Functional prototypes have been built and are currently being used. We are improving the design and creating the best bags in the world.

Funds raised from this campaign will not only help in the design phase of GoPlug products, but they will also fund tooling and manufacturing. This will enable us to create a brand that fits the needs of today’s market, as well as a plan for adaptations and changes on devices in the future. An overseas manufacturing facility, with an office in the United States, has been selected to create these state-of-the art bags. They have been producing high quality materials for many top name brands for over 20 years. I will work with their design team and will utilize their experience and expertise to produce the GoPlug, and together we will create the best bags on the market.

GoPlug has five patents pending on the bags, protecting it from the possibility of other companies copying or counterfeiting it.  You will not see other bags like this on the market. If you do, they are counterfeit and will not be held to the same quality standards as the bags built by GoPlug. 

INTERIORS

PROTOTYPE

My desire to create a bag that enabled me to achieve true mobility, all the while staying powered, led me to create many different prototypes. I rewired outlets to work with a small rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. This enabled me to charge my mobile devices anyplace I needed, even when a power source was not nearby. 

Early Prototype - Computer Trolley
Early Prototype - Computer Trolley

Although this prototype combated my mobilizing power challenge, making the bag functional on the go was not quite there. I was limited to charging the devices from the exterior of the bag. 

Because time doesn’t always allow removing a mobile device from your bag to charge it, my latest prototype and pending patent is the rotating power plug. This will allow you to charge your devices on the inside or outside of your bag. Even if the GoPlug is in the overhead compartment on an airplane, or in the trunk of a car—no matter where you are, your devices will be getting necessary power in order to stay connected. The power cords attached to the bag act as an extension cord, feeding in live power, as well as recharging the built-in power supply.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROTOTYPE AND FINAL PRODUCT

  • The bag’s interior will need to be redesigned to incorporate accessibility between pouches, so all devices can reach the charger, 
  • The cord will be retractable on the roller bags.

HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT YOU?

The bag is not only designed for business travelers, it's also a great addition to your home, office, and emergency supply closet.

Anytime Charging - Use the built in battery when your mobile device needs an extra boost Emergency Power Continuous Power - The built-in cord acts as an extension cord as well as charges the built-in battery (Pass-through charging).

I have passed through airport TSA security over 20 times with these bags (even more if you include my previous prototypes). The bags have gone through each time without being searched. On one occasion they ran my bag through the scanner twice... other than that, not a problem. I am in the process to get these bags "TSA Approved". 

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Up to $60 in savings 
  • Backpack estimated retail cost = $199
  • Carry-on Roller Case estimated retail cost = $289
  • GoPlug Camera Backpack estimated retail cost = $389 
  • GoPlug Camera Roller Case estimated retail cost = $459

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

  • April 14: Kickstarter Launch  
  •  May 14: Project Funds 
  •  May 25: Tooling / Engineering Begins 
  •  June 15: Bag Production Begins 
  •  Mid-July: Bags ship from manufacturer 
  •  Early August: Bags arrive to the US 
  •  Mid- August: Early Bird Bags ship to Backers 
  •  Early September: Second Rounder Bags ship to Backers 

STRETCH GOALS

$90K - Battery Level Indicator on each bag

$100K - Computer Trolley

INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS

Because each country has different outlets and voltage requirements, we are not supporting any international standards outside U.S. and EU specifications.  If you live outside the United States, and would still like to receive a bag, international shipping rates will be added to incentives. 

Replacement batteries can be ordered from my website at www.GoPlugBags.com.  The cost will be around $65-$85.

Risks and challenges

Safety Risks – Merging textiles with electricity can be difficult, and safety needs to be a top priority. In order to follow all safety standards and create the best possible product, we could end up behind schedule.

Design Risks – This product is the first of it’s kind. We’re not reinventing the wheel… we’re inventing it! We will create the best bag in the world, using the best textile designers on the planet. This may take some time.

TSA Approval – Going through airport security is already difficult. We don’t want to produce a bag that will make this process more difficult. We may have to jump through some hoops to get this done right the first time.

Fulfillment – These bags will be produced in high volume over seas. We guarantee a high quality product, and if the final product off the assembly line is anything less, we will decline the order. We will demand the finest materials and product for the best price.

Acts of God – Not everything can be predicted , but this title should cover any unforeseeable snags in development.

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