Backpacks used to be nothing more than carry-alls for school and outdoor activities. Now backpacks have assumed a role, fulfilling the need to be mobile and connected to electronics. The Smartbag by AMPL Labs is specifically made to transport and recharge your cell phone, tablet, computer, etc. It carries a powerful battery pack that connects to 7 separate USB ports. The Smartbag is controlled by an app on your smartphone that allows you to monitor the status of your devices and even inform you if you’ve forgotten and left your backpack behind. It is water-resistant, made out of nylon and perfectly padded to add an extra level of protection. The Smartbag (one battery included) is set to retail for $299 by the end of this summer.