Google and Samsonite have launched a brand new smart backpack to assist customers keep linked whereas out and about without having to continually verify their smartphones.
The Konnect-i backpack, which begins at $200 for the Slim model and $220 for the Normal version, is the newest product in Google’s Jacquard lineup that additionally contains the Adidas GMR Play Linked and Levi’s Trucker Jacket.
Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division first unveiled Mission Jacquard on the firm’s I/O developer convention again in 2015 and its expertise has the flexibility to show what seems to be like unusual material right into a touch-sensitive floor that can be utilized to set off quite a lot of capabilities in your smartphone.
The entire system is powered by a small tag that’s charged utilizing a mini-USB port and the tag itself may also relay notifications utilizing its built-in LED and small vibration motor.
The brand new Samsonite Konnect-i backpack permits customers to profit from their smartphones with out constantly wanting down because the Jacquard expertise embedded within the backpack’s strap helps you to reply calls, hear textual content messages, use Google Maps for navigation, take selfies, play songs or know when a rideshare service has arrived utilizing easy hand gestures on the strap of the backpack.
There are a number of various talents out there and utilizing the Jacquard app, customers can assign them to completely different gestures on the backpack akin to brushing up, brushing down or double-tapping the Konnect-i’s strap.
Samsonite will launch each a Slim and Normal version of the Konnect-i backpack with the one actual distinction being that the Slim model features a vertical zipper whereas the Normal model has a horizontal zipper. The backpack additionally contains loads of pockets in addition to a padded laptop computer compartment which you’d expect from a laptop computer bag.
Whether or not or not enterprise customers shall be procuring around for a brand new smart backpack whereas working from dwelling during the pandemic is a query value asking however with the Samsonite’s new Konnect-i backpack, they’ll actually be able to return to the office in style when the time comes.