Not the prettiest way to tote a laptop, but the new Juice Bags ProFolio from Reware offers something most cases don’t: power.
Solar power, that is.
According to Reware, the bag “contains a technologically advanced thin-film solar panel composed of 52 micro solar cells. The panel immediately converts sunlight into usable energy to charge all 12volt electronics.”
While the bag can hold a 15-inch laptop, the solar charger is best suited to small gadgets, like cell phones, PDAs, iPods, and other portable devices.
Reware makes all sorts of solar-powered bags. In addition, the solar panel is flexible and waterproof and can be removed from the bag. The bag is made from ballistic fabric, heavy-duty zippers and buckles, reinforced shoulder straps and is “stitched to military specifications.”
But of course, it needs sun to charge and, at $399, it’s not cheap. However, for a limited time, the bag is available for $299 at rewarestore.com. Juice Bags are also sold at Seeds of the Earth in Laguna Beach.