Game Vortex had the opportunity to test the Powerbag Business Class Pack. At first glance, it looks like your average many-pocketed backpack that has pockets for a laptop, tablet, water bottle, loose change and whatever else you need to stick in it, but it also has a pretty large removable battery neatly tucked away into one of its pockets with several USB cables running through the lining. As a result, one pocket contains not only Mini and Micro-USB cable ports, but also an Apple Connector for your iPhone, iPod and iPad. There is even an open USB port next to the battery itself for that oddball electronic device you have that doesn't fit one of the typical USB standards. For me, this is how I charged my Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds which use an unusually small version of the B-type connector.
When it comes time to recharge the backpack itself, you simply plug the provided power cable into an AC outlet and connect the other end into the power port deftly hidden behind a magnetically secured flap on one corner of the bag itself. Alternatively, you can remove the battery itself and plug the charging cable directly into it. This is ideal if you find yourself having to recharge your bag on a daily basis and decide to get a second battery to charge up while the other one is in use.
As for how the Powerbag Business Class Pack is designed for backpack purposes, it's a comfortable bag that has a ton of pockets. There is a side pocket for various smaller items, I found myself putting loose change there, and a water bottle pocket on the other side. The front-most pocket contains the three charging cables as well as pouches for the charging-items to sit. The next pocket, which is considerably bigger, contains the battery and charging station itself along with an inner netted pouch and pockets to slide a variety of gadgets in when they aren't being charged and even a pocket big enough for a tablet or netbook.
Above the battery pouch is a smaller pocket marked in the bag's instruction manual as a "Soft Sunglass Pocket," but I found I used that to carry a few odds and ends like my one necessary USB cable and a flash drive that I like to have easily accessible. The last two pockets are big. The back-most one has a zipper that only goes up one side, but makes it convenient to slide a laptop into, while the other has all of the standard slots you would see in any business-class backpack. There you can store pens, pencils, business cards and whatever you might need.
There are a couple more ancillary backpack-related features that I feel are worth mentioning. The shoulder straps are heavily padded and they have the across-the-chest clips to give you added support. Both of these features should make the backpack much easier to handle if you will have it on your back for an extended period of time. Also, a zipper runs along three of the four edges of the Powerbag Business Class Pack separating the laptop pocket from the rest of the bag. This "Checkpoint Friendly" feature called "FlyFlat" allows you to lay your backpack flat on the airport screening stations so that the laptop doesn't have to actually be removed from the bag.