Top 5 Smart Backpacks for the Tech-Savvy Student

It’s almost time for the fall semester for students. While it may be unlikely that your college student asked for a ‘smart backpack’ this year, it could be the perfect gift to send with them back to school. Smart backpacks of today can use solar energy, charge devices, and even send notifications if they’ve been left behind. So, send them back to school with a smart backpack that keeps their devices protected, charged, and always available for an impromptu FaceTime call with mom.

The North Face Access Pack

North Face makes awesome backpacks and this is their most innovative yet. Created with the commuter in mind, this backpack is filled with revolutionary designs that make accessing your technology easier than ever. The custom quick-release latch provides easy access to the main compartment, while built-in projector tabs make accessing a laptop, or tablet a breeze too. The external laptop compartment also has an easy-access handle and is water-resistant walking to and from class in the rain won’t be an issue. This is the ideal backpack for anyone who travels a lot for school or work since its revolutionary design makes going through airport security easier than ever before.

Aster Backpack

Aster is the self-proclaimed safest backpack around. It comes fully equipped with front, side, and back lights that improve cyclist visibility at night. Integrated signals and brake lights ensure drivers know when the cyclist is slowing down, reducing the chance of a collision. This is the ideal backpack for the student that rides their bike to school. The revolutionary, built-in safety features provide protection during the commute, all while holding everything needed to succeed once there.

HP Powerup Backpack

This backpack is ideal for the student who never remembers to charge their devices. A dying laptop, tablet, or smartphone are no longer a problem since they can be easily charged with the built-in battery. Don’t be a slave to the electrical outlet. It’s large battery capacity can charge a smartphone up to ten times, tablet up to three times, or fully restore a laptop battery. Easy on-the-go charging makes this smart backpack a must for the technology obsessed student.

BirkSun Solar Backpack

Imagine the freedom of having a backpack that can charge a smartphone with the sun, rather than an electrical outlet. The BirkSun Solar Backpack finally makes camping and traveling technology friendly. The solar panel on the front of this pack stores power in its built-in lithium battery, which can easily be used to charge a smartphone. This pack also has a waterproof exterior and zippers, making it the ultimate backpack for the outdoor enthusiast. Rain or shine, this sleek backpack powers and protects devices, giving freedom to get out there and explore.

AMPL Smart Backpack

AMPL is the world’s smartest backpack. Charge, protect, and monitor your devices with this smart backpack that truly does it all. The intelligent power management system, integrated SmartBattery, and USB outlets charge phones, tablets, and laptops with ease. Crafted with the commuter in mind, this backpack has a lightweight, shock absorbing design, and waterproof exterior to protect devices from bumps, bruises, and rain. The standout feature of this backpack is its very own app that allows owners to monitor battery levels and alter charging priorities, without even unzipping the pack. This backpack is so smart that it alerts the owner when it’s been left behind and of upcoming changing weather conditions. It’s like taking mom along to college, without the embarrassment; perfect for the forgetful, tech-savvy student.


Kali Muir is an ambitious freelance writer with a BA in Communications. She was born in Canada but has since lived in Norway, Denmark, and England. Her work experience is as diverse as her past addresses, including roles in technical communication, corporate communication, marketing, and article writing. She has experience working in varied business sectors: Oil & Gas, Engineering & Technology, Clothing & Equipment Retail, and Creative Writing. Follow Kali’s professional and personal journey at, or connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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