Powerbag – part bag, part portable power source

The Holiday season may be over, but that shouldn’t stop you from paying attention to gift ideas (for yourself). If one of your New Years resolutions is to travel without landing at your destination with an empty iPad or phone, then we recommend checking out the assortment of bags from Powerbag. Their lineup covers everything from a basic sling, to a complete mobile office on wheels.

Now, a variety of luggage is definitely not newsworthy on its own, and what makes these bags worthy of a mention here is that they all come with an integrated power source. Inside each of the bags is a powerful battery pack, integrated battery indicator and power switch and a water resistant AC charger port. Pack your bag, then pop your tablet, phone, headset or other devices inside and plug them in.

The built in battery pack is rated at 6000mAh, which is more than enough to charge a phone 4-5 times, or charge multiple devices at the same time. The system includes power tips for Apple, MiniUSB and MicroUSB, though a regular USB port also allows you to use your own cable. Best of all, Powerbag will gladly sell you a second battery pack in a higher or lower capacity.

The bags start at $139.99 and are available directly from the manufacturer or a variety of (online) retailers. We’ll try and get a full review up on Gadling as soon as we can.

Daily deal – Kensington Contour Traveler rolling laptop bag for $29.99

My daily deal for today is for the Kensington Contour rolling laptop bag. This laptop bag has a single extending handle and a contoured back pad for carrying the bag using the shoulder strap.

The bag is large enough for most 15.4″ laptop computers, is water resistant and has pockets for your mobile phone, mp3 player and most other loose items. The bag itself is fairly lightweight at just 6.4lbs.

The Contour Traveler bag usually retails for about $100, but J&R currently has it on sale for just $29.99 (plus an additional $10 for shipping).

I’ve had one of these Contour bags before, and it was quite impressive. I was especially happy with the design that moves the wheels to the outermost corner, increasing the space inside the bag.

Daily deal – 5 piece Springfield luggage set at Macy’s for $49.99

We are now a little too close to Christmas to rely on online orders and shipping, so my daily deal for today is available online and instore.

This “Springfield” luggage set is available at Macys.com and most Macy’s retail stores. The set usually retails for $200, but is currently on sale for just $49.99.

Included in the 5 piece set are 3 rolling suitcases, a beauty case/tote and a travel accessories bag.

The set is available in red and blue. The rolling bags feature a full steel frame construction, and all bags are made of high density polyester.

As always with luggage like this, I would not recommend it for the frequent flier, but if you only take the occasional trip, it should work out just fine.

You’ll find the luggage set here, which is where you’ll also find the instore inventory locator.

(Via: Fatwallet.com)

Daily deal – massive SwissGear clearance – great luggage deals

In my daily deal for today, you’ll find not one, but 24 different bags on clearance.

The lineup includes some of the most popular SwissGear backpacks, rolling cases and messenger bags.

The discounts vary from 60% off, to a whopping 73% off. Some of the highlights of the clearance include this rolling computer briefcase, from $299, for $99 or this red computer backpack for $29.99 (was $100).

All items are over $25, so you can pick free super saver shipping, but if you need it on time for Christmas, I highly recommend upgrading to a paid shipping option.

The bags are a great way to get your hands on a quality piece of luggage, without spending too much. I have several SwissGear bags and they have never let me down.