Would you use this? Tote bag with built in power strip

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I’ve left enough power cables behind at airports and hotels to be a wee bit curious about the ChargerGenie, a small tote bag with a built-in power strip that has six outlets and 2 USB hubs.

The idea: store and tote your gadgets and charging gear in the bag (which comes in black, red and a pink cheetah pattern) and plug in the power cord built into the bottom of the bag when you’re near an outlet. Then you can charge your gadgets by just plugging them into the bag.

Intrigued? Here’s a link to the ChargerGenie Indiegogo campaign. Let me know if you think you’d use this.

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4 thoughts on “Would you use this? Tote bag with built in power strip

  1. Genie says:

    Thanks Paula for your positive feedback and support! You are going to love your ChargerGenie!

    and Dan, you can easily fold your ChargerGenie as it can “smooth” to fit it into your briefcase. It depends on what you decide to store inside of it . UL does not allow charging of devices within the body of the bag so that design would never be UL certified. You definitely want your electronics to be UL certified as they are the gold standard in product safety. You can view the inside of the bag in the gallery of our indiegogo campaign. I hope this helps!

    Thanks for your support!
    Charge on,
    Jeannie aka “ChargerGenie”

  2. Shereen says:

    Seems like a good idea for moms or road trips, though I am a light packer and have consolidated almost all of my chargers by buying an iGo and just swap out adapter tips. I also bring a small power strip from Belkin that has 3 outlets and 2 USB hubs. All of that is much smaller than this bag. It’s an interesting concept, though I agree with Dan that having outlets on the inside would be beneficial and also it being smaller…and a car charger, for road trips!

  3. Dan Clapp says:

    I think this is a great idea and would buy one with a few tweaks.

    I would like to see the bag small, and flat enough to fit into my laptop tote. Maybe 1-1/2″ thick.

    I would like to see inside along with the outside plugs so things can be connected while inside, the whole bag brought out and plugged in and everything gets charged.

    It would also be nice (maybe pie-in-the-sky) to have a car power plug-in.

    Thanks – Dan

  4. Paula Reid says:

    I spend half my year on the road and there are never enough outlets to charge everything. I’ve also been guilty of leaving power cords behind. I contributed because I think it’s the most useful travel device since spinner wheels on suitcases! Can’t wait to get one!

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