Messenger bags seem to be the holdall du jour for urban geeks, and there’s no shortage of options on the market from well-established names. WiTology is doing something a bit different, offering a smart messenger bag that boasts Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging and a laundry list of additional features. Let’s take a closer look.
As with other smart devices, it all starts with an app. Download it to your phone, and you’ll be able to pair with a small Bluetooth transceiver inside the bag. From there, you can use the bag to find your phone, control your phone’s camera or take a voice memo, or use the phone to track down where your bag was last seen.
The WiTology bag also features an integrated 8,000mAh battery, which is capable of charging two devices over USB and one phone wirelessly using the Qi standard. That battery also powers rear-mounted LED lights, allowing you to stay visible if you’re cycling back home in the dark. There’s even an interior light, perfect for finding your keys in low light conditions.
Of course, this is also a modern messenger bag, with plenty of pockets designed for the modern geek. There’s a front pocket, a compartment for your shoes, space for a water bottle, a laptop pocket, etc etc. The whole case is expandable, and it’s waterproof to prevent your gadgets from taking an expensive bath.
It’s an interesting concept from WiTology, and it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out once it’s available this November. You can pre-order the bags for £49 off the list price, bringing them down to an even £100, using the code WORTHTHEWIT (sic).
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