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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

POWER, CHARGE, AND RECHARGE ON THE GO

For the latest updates, go to www.goplugbags.com

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

 

 

The lithium-polymer battery has the capacity to charge your smart phone up to six times, your tablet up to two times, or nearly two full charges to your laptop (see specs below) on a single charge. 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.

 

 

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
  • Extend your reach with the built-in cord

INCENTIVES

Each bag will come with 1 (one) battery of your choice (see battery specs below).  When time expires you will be sent a survey asking what battery you want with your bag.  If you want an additional battery, add the price of the battery to your pledge (include shipping if you live outside the US).

NEW - 23000mAh battery - $70 (Retail price $99)

NEW - 32000mAh battery - $80 (Retail price $109)

NEW - 32000mAh Solar battery $90 (Retail price $119)

Now Available
Now Available

 

 

COMBO SETS 

WHAT ARE WE FUNDING?

Functional prototypes have been built and are currently being used. Manufacturing will begin before this campaign expires.

None of the money raised will go towards legal fees, personnel, travel, consultation, etc... Money raised will be used for bag development and to help off-set cost for tooling, production, and shipping.

Our goal is to raise $20,000. We've done a lot of research to make sure we are asking for the right amount of money. The money raised will pay for:

  •  Raw Materials 
  •  Product and Tooling 
  •  Quality Assurance 
  •  Safety 
  •  Packaging 
  •  Shipping 
  •  Fixed Overhead 
  •  Taxes and Kickstarter fees 

GoPlug Bags has five patents pending on the bag, protecting it from the possibility of other companies copying or counterfeiting it. This is important because we are raising sufficient funds so that we are UL compliant, making these bags safe, as well as giving you (the backers) a lower than retail price for helping us get started.

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.

NOT YOUR TYPICAL BAG

The world is constantly evolving. Tremendous advances in technology have occurred during the last few decades. Humankind can access an infinite amount of information and become globally interconnected using devices that fit in the palm of our hands. And yet, all this is dependent on the life of a battery, and batteries have a way of dying just when you need them most. Smart technology needs to be handled in a smart way, and that is just what GoPlug Bags has done. We have taken the universal roller bag and enabled it to work with your devices to keep you connected and keep your electronics fully charged.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Design, tooling and manufacturing will take less than 45 days.

  • May: Launch Campaign 
  • June: Funding Closes 
  • June: Design begins 
  • June-July: Production Begins / QA testing 
  • July: First Batch Complete 
  • August: Early Bird Bags Ship 
  • August: Second Round Batch Complete 
  • September: Second Rounder Bags Ship 

BATTERY SPECS

 

 

 

BAG SPECS

  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Eight foot grounded extension cord 
  • Durable, professional sling bag with ample storage 
  • Dimensions: 16.25" x 13.5" x 6"
  • Padded computer compartment fits most 14"-15" laptops (internal laptop dimensions 14.5" x 11" x 2.1")
  • Organization panel stores your portable electronics, pens and more 
  • Nylex lined accessory pockets keep your electronics scratch free 
  • Padded back panel offers exceptional comfort 
  • Adjustable shoulder strap and grab handle allow for easy transport
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs. (1.08kg)
  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • Eight foot grounded extension cord
  • Durable, professional messenger bag with ample storage
  • Dimensions: 11" x 16.5" x 3.5"
  • 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
  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • 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"
  • Matching removable laptop case 
  •  Chrome-accented recessed carrying handle 
  •  Chrome accented 3.0" wheels 
  •  Secure lock telescoping handle stays in place 
  •  Organizer compartment holds your pens, business cards, phone, and more 
  •  Transport your papers in the dedicated fan-file compartment 
  •  Interior stretch mesh pocket 
  •  Overnight compartment for clothing 
  •  Fits most 17.0" widescreen notebooks
  •  Exterior Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.5 x 9.5 x 16.5" (419 x 241 x 419 mm)
  • Two 360° rotating AC outlets fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • 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) 
  • One 360° rotating AC outlet fit large plugs
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • 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 
  • Two front-facing USB outlets for charging iPhone®, iPod®, smartphones, and E-Readers 
  • 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

UPDATED BAG DESIGNS

BACKPACK
BACKPACK

 

SLING BAG
SLING BAG

 

MESSENGER BAG
MESSENGER BAG

 

CARRY-ON CASE
CARRY-ON CASE

 

CAMERA BACKPACK
CAMERA BACKPACK

 

CAMERA ROLLER BAG
CAMERA ROLLER BAG


STRETCH GOALS

$40,000 - LARGER BATTERY (Capacity: 32000mAh/118.4Wh)

SPECS:

  •  Capacity: 32000mAh - 
  •  Type: Li-Polymer battery - 
  •  Input: DC 15-20V 1.2A - 
  •  Output: DC 12V USB 5V/2.1A - 
  •  Dimension: 7.28 inches, 0.79 inches, 4.92 inches - 
  •  Weight: 544g

$60,000 - SOLAR POWERED BATTERY

SPECS:
  • Capacity: 32000mAh - 
  • Type: Li-Polymer battery - 
  • Input: DC 15-20V 1.2A - Solar Charger:15V 150mA - 
  • Output: DC 12V USB 5V/2.1A - 
  • Dimension: 8.85x4.92x0.86 inches(222*126*21mm)) - 
  • Weight: 635g 

$80,000 - SLING BAG
SPECS:
16.25" x 13.5" x 6"
Weight: 2.4 lbs. (1.08kg)

$140K - SWAG PACK (Included in all bags)


INTERIOR SHOTS

Messenger
 

 

 
Computer Backpack
 

 

 

 


Computer Trolley
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Carry-On Roller Case
 
 
Camera Backpack
 

 

 
Camera Roller Case
(Sorry for the delay-- Photos will be added soon.)

DESIGN CONCEPTS

We've studied hundreds of bags in order to create the best bag on the market. From the light-weight aluminum handles to the self-healing zippers, we are using the best components on the market to make this bag the best in the world.

EARLY PROTOTYPE

The GoPlug concept began by carrying an extension cord to charge my multiple electronic devices whenever I traveled. That quickly became cumbersome and clunky, and I was still reliant upon nearby power sources.

With my limited engineering background, I took my travel bag, and attached an adapter with two power outlets and two USB ports on the outside. This extended my reach to hard-to-find or far away power sources, but was still limiting my availability to a wired wall outlet.

My desire to create a bag that enabled me to achieve true mobility, all the while staying powered, led me to create my latest prototype. I then rewired the 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. 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.

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.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROTOTYPE AND FINAL PRODUCT

10 the bag’s interior will need to be redesigned to incorporate accessibility between pouches, so all devices can reach the charger,

2) the cord will be retractable on the roller bags.

3) battery light indicator

Replacement batteries can be ordered at www.GoPlugBags.com

THE STORY

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

JOSH - 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.

BYRON - Byron holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Information Technology, specializing in Cyber Security. 

He studied and taught in the mechatronics program, growing his mechanical design and rapid prototyping skill set. He also has experience in human interface design and testing, project management, and other fun stuff. He likes to work on robotics and computing projects in his spare time, focusing on his 3D printers, security research, and mad science.

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.
Also, we may not be able to deliver the exact bag designs and electronic specifications as advertised on this project. We will try our best, and hope if anything changes, they will be improvements!

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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    23000mAh BATTERY - Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer,
    Capacity: 23000mAh/85.1 Wh

    Battery Dimensions:7.3 x 4.8 x 0.7 inches ; Weight: 487g

    More than 500 recharge cycles in the life of the battery

    Up to 10 iPhone charges

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    Up to 4 iPad charges

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    Nearly 2 Macbook air charges

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    32000mAh BATTERY - Lithium-ion Polymer
    32000mAh BATTERY - Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer,
    Capacity: 32000mAh/118.4 Wh

    Battery Dimensions:7.28 x 4.92 x .79 inches ; Weight: 544g

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    32000mAh SOLAR BATTERY - Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer,
    Capacity: 32000mAh/118.4 Wh

    Battery Dimensions:8.85 x 4.92 x .86 inches ; Weight: 635g

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    3). GOPLUG COMPUTER MESSENGER BAG - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Computer Messenger Bag first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    2). GOPLUG COMPUTER BACKPACK - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Computer Backpack approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    5). GOPLUG COMPUTER TROLLEY - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Computer Trolley first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    6). GOPLUG COMPUTER TROLLEY - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Computer Trolley approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    7). GOPLUG CARRY-ON CASE - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Carry-on Case first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    8). GOPLUG CARRY-ON CASE - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Carry-on Case approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    9). GOPLUG CAMERA BACKPACK - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Camera Backpack first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    10). GOPLUG CAMERA BACKPACK - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Camera Backpack approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    13). GOPLUG MESSENGER & BACKPACK TRAVEL SET - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Messenger & Backpack travel set first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    14). GOPLUG MESSENGER & BACKPACK TRAVEL SET - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Messenger & Backpack travel set approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    11). GOPLUG CAMERA ROLLER CASE - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Camera Roller Case first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    12). GOPLUG CAMERA ROLLER CASE - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Camera Roller Case approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    15). GOPLUG MIX AND MATCH TRAVEL COMBO SET - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Mix and Match travel combo set first (a Messenger or Backpack AND a Trolley or Carry-on). These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    16). GOPLUG MIX AND MATCH TRAVEL COMBO SET - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Mix and Match travel combo set (a Messenger or Backpack AND a Trolley or Carry-on) approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    17). GOPLUG ROLLER TRAVEL SET - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Roller travel set first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    18). GOPLUG ROLLER TRAVEL SET - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Roller travel set approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    19). GOPLUG CAMERA TRAVEL SET - EARLY BIRD - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Camera travel set first. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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    20). GOPLUG CAMERA TRAVEL SET - SECOND ROUNDER - Receive your revolutionary GoPlug Camera travel set approximately 1 month after the Early Birds. These bags come standard with a universal outlet, cigarette outlet, two USB ports, and a set of international plug adapters.

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