Google and Samsonite announce a smart Konnect-i backpack with touch controls

In this news, we discuss the Google and Samsonite announce a smart Konnect-i backpack with touch controls.

Google has teamed up with American luggage company Samsonite to launch a smart backpack called Konnect-i. The Konnect-i is available in two sizes: standard and slim.

The Konnect-i smart backpack features a rigid structural design and is equipped with Google’s Jacquard technology that allows the fabric to respond to touch controls. As shown in the picture below, there are white parallel lines on the left shoulder strap. This is where the technology has been employed – the touch zone.

To use the Konnect-i, users will need to load the Jacquard tag (a rectangular dongle) using a micro USB cable and slide it to the designated location on the shoulder strap. Next, install the Jacquard app, available for Android and iOS, and use it to assign four gestures: brush up, brush down, double tap, and cover.

Gestures can be configured to do things like skip or play / pause music, ask the Assistant a question, take phone calls, or drop pins to remember places you’ve visited. Through the Jacquard app, users can also configure the Jacquard beacon light to flash in an array of colors when using a gesture.

The Konnect-i bag has numerous pockets for easy-access storage of technological and personal items. The new smart backpack launched by Google and Samsonite together, contains a padded laptop / tablet sleeve in the main compartment. Both sizes are made with a water repellent polyester with a Teflon backing, according to Samsonite.

The full-size Konnect-i model costs $ 220, while the slim-size model costs $ 200. The two smart backpacks are up for grabs in the United States. The availability and price of the Konnect-i smart backpack in India is not known.

Google along with a luggage company, Samsonite, has launched a smart backpack called Konnect-i which is tactile.

News Highlights:

  • The Konnect-i smart backpack features a rigid structural design.
  • The Konnect-i smart backpack is equipped with Google’s Jacquard technology.
  • The Konnect-i smart backpack is available in two sizes: standard and slim.

Source: twitter.com/indiatoday

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