October 16 2012 by Claudia Kunkel
Have you found yourself suffering from boredom on your business travel or while traveling with family for vacation? Sure there's plenty to do on your laptop or iPad, but the juice only lasts so long. If you're looking for something to do on your flight or while in your vehicle and worried about the battery running out on you - fear not, we have you covered!
Travel entertainment has completely changed over the last decade and with it we have all sorts of wonderful gadgets. Whether you're traveling with kids or alone on business, "I spy", family sing-along and crossword puzzles are quickly becoming a thing of the past. An ever-expanding arsenal of electronic gizmos might be making entertainment a breeze, but unlike the "Junior Jumble", these devices have a limited battery life. Imagine you're on a long flight, an hour a half into a movie you've been waiting months to see and just as the plot is developing the battery runs out. Suddenly you're transported back into the harsh reality of crying babies, snoring men and a rattling beverage cart.
This has happened to me before, so I was excited to find this solution to the elusive power outlet. Several brands have begun marketing backpacks/brief cases/ messenger bags with the ability to charge all of your devices. Some backpacks you have to charge at home and some even have discreet solar panels on the outside. Either way, you get to plug in to finish your movie and the flight or car ride becomes a lot more enjoyable.