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Stay connected with the new Bobby Tech // Image XD Design.

XD Design Bobby Tech Backpack

With their iconic styling, security conscious design and desire to pack as many features in as possible, XD Design are back with two new Backpacks for 2019!

The new pieces consist of the Bobby Pro and Bobby Tech, with my focus on the latter!

The new Bobby Pro & Bobby Tech // Image XD Design.

Features

XD Design currently have six different Backpacks and, with the exception of the Urban, they all share that unique design! The new Tech model maintains that styling with the inclusion of a new feature, an 8.5w solar panel!

The flexible solar panel is built into the front of the Bobby Tech and attached to a voltage regulator which delivers power to the included wireless charging pad.

Although the Bobby Tech doesn’t come with a power pack, you can attach your own for power storage on the go! There is a dedicated pocket for the wireless charging pad so your phone will always be close to hand and accessible.

Easy on the eye from every angle! // Image XD Design.

Also on the outside are 2 concealed pockets; the first is big enough to hold and provide easy access to a small tablet or e-reader, and the second offers fast access to important items, such as your passport, and is RFID protected!

There’s one further RFID pocket dedicated to your travel/credit cards hidden on the right shoulder strap to make your commute a little bit easier!

All of this whilst maintaining the XD Design commitment to security, by keeping all access points to the Bobby Tech against your back when being worn. Thus, stopping any unwanted entry from thieves!

On the inside, the Bobby Tech has two, padded, storage sections for both laptop (up to 15.6″) and tablets (up to 12.9″), then a large customisable area on the opposite side!

Configure the main storage are to suit your needs // Image XD Design.

The backpack has 18l of storage capacity, and XD Design give you the choice of how to make the most of that space. In the main compartment you can leave it open, close it off with the attached curtain or insert padded dividers to create smaller sections. Perfect for a travelling photographers or those with expensive tech!

Desirable, functional, secure, powered. The Bobby Tech backpack could be the best yet from XD Design! ~ {Tech} for Travel.

Specifications

My only gripe so far is the lack of a water bottle or cup holder on the side of the Bobby Tech. There is an internal strap for them, should you need it, or, on the left shoulder strap is a connection called FidLock.

Using various attachments you can lock on your phone or travel mug to the FidLock connector for hands-free travel!

  • Dimensions – 41 x 27.3 x 16.5 cm
  • Weight – 1.3kg
  • Capacity – 18l
  • Water Repellent Outer Material
  • Built-In Wireless Charging
  • Hidden RFID Valuables Pocket
  • USB-A & USB-C Connections
  • Rear Luggage Strap
The Bobby Tech // Image XD Design.

How Much does XD Design Bobby Tech Cost?

XD Design have launched the Bobby Tech on the Kickstarter platform. At the time of writing you can get the Bobby Tech for €150 which is 50% off the planned future retail price of €300!

This includes free shipping to EU, US, CA, MEX, AUS, JP, MY, HK, SG, TW and with an additional fee to the rest of the world.

The Bobby Pro is currently €90.

Bobby Pro & Bobby Tech launch video // Media XD Design.
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