San Francisco-based manufacturer Timbuk2 has been making backpacks, messenger bags, and other bags since 1989. They know what it takes to make a durable, but comfortable bag that doesn’t sacrifice function for fashion, or vice versa. We’ve all got some place to be, and nowadays, our iDevices have to be there too. For the person on the go, Timbuk2 has unveiled the Power Commute and Power Q bags.

It’s safe to assume that Timbuk2′s new bags are updated versions of their existing Commute and Q bags. If you already have one, the new Power models should seem familiar.

Each bag will come with a rugged, water resistant Joey T1 power supply (built specifically for these bags) that claims to provide weeks of charging. Like most external battery packs, the Joey T1 can charge practically anything that uses a USB cable. The power supply rests in a dedicated compartment inside the bag with ports to thread your device’s charging cable to the iPad/tablet compartment or smartphone pocket inside the bag. The unit lacks any physical buttons in hopes to prevent accidental activations and can be charged simultaneously with your device.

Power Commute

Timbuk2 Commute (NOT the Power Commute)

Available in Black/Gunmetal/Algae Green
Size: Medium
Retail price: $199

Power Commute design features include:

  • Joey® T1 charge unit fits in a dedicated pocket on the inside with weather proof ports to thread the charger cable to the iPad pocket or phone pocket
  • TSA-compliant quilted/tricot lined laptop compartment fits most 15″ laptops (and 17″ MacBook)
  • Removable shoulder strap so you can carry as a briefcase or messenger
  • Separate dedicated pockets for your iPad, laptop power brick, etc.
  • Napoleon side-entry pockets with faux fur lined phone/iGadget pockets

Power Q

Timbuk 2 Q (NOT the Power Q)

Available in Black/Gunmetal/Algae Green
Size: Medium
Retail price: $199

Power Q design features include:

  • Joey® T1 Power Supply fits in a dedicated pocket on the inside that charges virtually any device that charges via USB cable – while in the bag
  • Swing Around tricot-lined side access compartment fits most 15″ laptops (and 17″ MacBook)
  • Ventilated back panel to provide breathing room
  • Custom-fit strap design for truer, more comfortable fit
  • Dedicated pocket for laptop power brick and accessories
  • Multiple grab handles and compartments
  • Refined weave 840 ballistic nylon

Both bags are slated for an October 2012 release on Timbuk2′s website, and February 2013 at select retailers.

Of course, if you’ve already got a good bag, you can just get yourself an external battery pack to give your device some juice when you’re on the move.

I’m currently using the Chrome Soma to carry my iPad, external battery pack, Bluetooth keyboard, and other doohickeys, but what bag or backpack do you use to carry your iDevices when on the go?

Source: Timbuk2
Via: Engadget