This $30 backpack can charge your smartphone while you're on the move

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Mon February 12, 2018

Story highlights

  • Blue Sky Qian's G-25 Laptop Backpack features a built-in USB charger
  • It's also roomy for storing multiple devices and is water-resistant

Our commute rarely, if ever, leaves us empty-handed. We have to tote around our laptops, smartphones, notebooks and chargers. Then there are the extras like snacks, or even a good book to read during your morning train ride. Moral of the story here is that you're carrying a decent amount of stuff on you at any given moment.

That's why when you're shopping for a backpack, at the very least you'll want to invest in a roomy option, one that can store all your 9-to-5 essentials but doesn't look or feel too bulky.

But then there are the extras that can make a traveling pack so much more than just a convenient way to store things. Take, for instance, Blue Sky Qian's G-25 Laptop Backpack ($28.99; This accessory ups the ante by featuring an external USB port with built-in charging cable into the backpack. So if you leave the house without full batteries on your most crucial devices, you can charge them up while you're on the move.

Of course, the backpack also ticks off all the boxes when it comes to what you'd expect in an everyday accessory. It's lightweight but also built sturdy enough to hold all your day-to-day essentials, features padded straps for comfort, and has plenty of pockets (three main ones, nine small inner ones and five sealed side pockets) so that all your belongings have a secure home.

It also is water-resistant in case you encounter some unforeseen showers on the way to work, or want a backpack that can travel with you well past your commute to hiking trips and outdoor adventures.

But the real cherry on top here is the price. Currently the G-25 Laptop Backpack rings in at $28.99, making it an affordable accessory you'll end up using everyday.

Note: Prices above reflect the listed retailer's price at time of publication.