Phorce is touted as the world’s first smart bag, able to power all of your devices, transform into 3 separate types of bags, and connect you to your bag through an app.
The result is a sleek and attractive triple threat of a bag that can go with you wherever you might be – at the airport, at a meeting with a V.C., or riding home on your bike. And most importantly, it’s a bag that will prevent you from losing your bag and all of your very valuable gadgets.
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Here’s how Phorce does it:
-Phorce charges smartphones, tablets, iPods, cameras, speakers, headphones, and anything that is powered using a USB connection. The bag includes 3 USB connections, 2 high speed ports and 1 super high-speed port. Additionally, the Phorce for Mac can power a MacBook for up to 7 extra hours.
-The bag comes with an Android and iOS based application that can connect a smart phone to the Phorce bag via Bluetooth. This app gauges the bag’s remaining power through an intuitive on-screen graphics display. Additionally, this feature sends a notification to the phone if the bag is left behind.
-Phorce can transform from a messenger bag, to a backpack, to a briefcase in a matter of seconds, with no additional equipment needed. The Phorce bag has a special opening that allows it to slide over the (telescopic) handles of a trolley bag. The bag is compact and light-weight at just 3.7lbs, but can transform into a bigger bag, with an expansion zipper that gives the user 240 cubic inches of extra space.
Phorce is being launched through Kickstarter, with a $150,000 goal to release the product internationally.
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Phorce is designed to be the ultimate bag for the mobile age, able to hold lots of stuff in its minimalist design. It can also power all your devices – even MacBooks, communicate with your smartphone, and transform from a messenger bag into a backpack, or briefcase.
Phorce can charge up to 3 USB-devices simultaneously – smartphones, tablets, iPods, GoPro and other cameras, smart watches, portable speakers, noise-canceling headphones, and thousands of other devices. And on top of charging all your other gear, Phorce for Mac can also power a MacBook for up to a claimed seven extra hours.
Serious Mobile Power
Thanks to its integrated lightweight battery pack, Phorce is claimed to be powerful enough to charge an iPhone 5 over eight times, a Galaxy S3 about six times, or an iPad Mini 2.5 times, and the developers say that if they reach $750K they’ll increase battery capacity by 10% – without adding weight – by using battery cells with a very high energy density. You’ll have enough power to keep your phone charged for almost 2 weeks without having to plug it into the wall.
Bluetooth & App.
Phorce connects and communicates with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The Phorce app (iOS & Android) shows you exactly how much power your bag has left and what you can do with it. Intuitive graphics display the exact number of times Phorce can still charge your devices, like your phone. You can also ask Phorce to send you notifications, for example a reminder to charge Phorce when its battery’s running low.
Losing your bag means losing a lot of valuable possessions: your laptop, tablet, keys, money, your personal files & documents, and -of course- your bag. Whether you forget your bag when rushing out the door in the morning, leaving a restaurant or coffee shop, getting off a plane, metro, or train, or out of a taxi – youll receive a notification on your phone as soon as Phorce is outside of your range, so you can quickly run back and rescue it from the evil clutches of your arch nemesis.
Transform – 3 Bags; Messenger. Backpack. Briefcase. As Easy As 1-2-3
Phorce can adjust itself to your needs, thanks to its unique construction and strap system. Phorce can transform from a messenger bag, to a backpack, or briefcase in a matter of seconds. Transforming Phorce requires no additional components, and can be done on the go, in a matter of seconds.
Full 360-Degree Expansion
Need to bring a lot of stuff? Phorce has a 360-degree expansion zipper you can quickly create over 240 cubic inches (4000 cm3) of extra space. Why choose between a compact bag and one that holds a lot of stuff, when you can have both?
A Frequent Flyer’s Best Friend
An especially-designed opening on its back allows you to slide Phorce over the telescopic handles of your trolley, so you can enjoy hands-and-shoulders-free travel. Phorce also has a direct-access laptop pocket to quickly remove and insert your MacBook or laptop, making security checks less of a hassle. Keep your phone charged for over a week without bringing a wall charger or travel adapter. With mobile power for all your devices, multiple carrying modes, and expandability.
With its cable management system and dedicated pockets for all your devices, Phorce keeps your gear organized. Its A4-sized front pocket and spacious main compartment are perfect for bringing along paper, pens, magazines, books, water bottles, and lots of other stuff.
Magnetic black suede handles, rich padding for your shoulders & back, and anti-slip shoulder straps make Phorce very comfortable to carry – even for long periods of time.
Phorce is constructed out of a durable, water-resistant, custom-coated fabric, and features waterproof zippers to keep your gear dry. Impact-resistant padding protects your devices against shocks and bumps.
No More Fingerprints
Phorces laptop compartment, tablet, and smartphone pockets are lined with a special fabric that automatically cleans your devices. Its also very smooth, making it easy to insert or remove your devices. That means hassle-free device access, and fingerprint-free displays.
Despite all its features and technology, Phorce’s weight is comparable to other premium bags at just 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg).
Phorce for USB or Phorce for Mac?
Phorce comes in 2 versions: Phorce for USB and Phorce for Mac. Both bags have the complete Phorce feature set, wireless technology, and the same powerful lightweight battery. However, while Phorce for USB can charge phones, tablets, cameras, and thousands of other USB-devices on the go, Phorce for Mac can also power MacBooks.
Phorce for USB is great for tablet users and Windows laptop users, or for MacBook users who don’t need extra power for their MacBooks. It keeps all your other devices charged and fits most Windows laptops up to 14-inches, such as the 14-inch HP Envy, and all MacBooks up to the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Phorce for Mac is great for MacBook users who -besides keeping all their other gear charged- would like to be able to use their MacBooks for hours longer without plugging into the wall.
Phorce comes in 4 colors: black, red, dark green, and ‘voter’s choice’ which you’ll get to vote on as a backer. You’ll have 4 great colors to choose from.
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