iPad I spend a year to design a backpack specially for iPad. Now need your help.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Noah Wong, Feb 20, 2017.


Okay, now roast me. :)

  1. Brilliant design! I love it!

  2. Stupid af!

  3. Have no idea.

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  1. Noah Wong, Feb 20, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2017

    Noah Wong macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hey guys, my name is Noah. I'm a designer and I spend a whole year with my friends to design a backpack specially for Apple products. Now, we are planning to launch this backpack in market. But before that, we want to know what you think about this backpack. Do you think it's a brilliant idea or it's a stupid design? Please don't hesitate to tell us your idea. We really wish we can get the valid feedback from you, your feedback will directly affect the decision if this backpack can be lunched in market. We need your help to improve this product! Many thanks. :)

    Please leave comments below!

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  2. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    You havn't really given a lot to go on. How is the ipad protected. Is their storage for adaptors.

    How does this move the game on, what does it have over other backpacks.
    Is their a spot for a rechargeable battery source or ear phone sockets?
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    I presume that the ipad goes in the transparent plastic.
    1. This doesn't afford much protection.
    2. If you are supposed to interact with it through that, are you able to use the touch screen?
  3. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    looks like a regular back pack. show me it's usp's. sell it to me. make me want one. as it stands i have no need for yet another regular bag :p
  4. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    A video would be nice. Hard to tell what's different about this from a few pictures.
  5. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hey, Spook. Thanks for your comment, I will upload more pics later today.
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    Hey, Sjleworthy. Thanks for your comment. I hope you will like it!
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    Hmmm, you are right. :)
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Why should I buy this backpack over another? Is there a reason to choose it if I don't have an iPad? Are the iPad-centric features usable for all the iPad sizes? What about other brand tables?
  7. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hey, Darngooddesign. Thank you for you comment!
  8. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2013
    I bought this bag last year.

    It can hold multiple iPads and a large laptop. The selling points for me were;
    -it's considered a carry-on with several airlines
    -it has reinforced "hard case" storage areas inside

    The company advertises:
    • Armor protected dedicated laptop compartment
    • Padded iPad/tablet/e-reader pocket
    • Crush resistant Tech Vault pocket with soft tricot liner
    • HUB (Hybrid Unibody Backpanel) for ultimate comfort
    • Increased shoulder strap foam padding creates Sweet Spot comfort zone
    • Padded mouse/digital camera pocket
    • Deluxe organization panel with zippered stash pocket
    • Quick access expandable phone pocket
    I'm not saying to copy them, I'm just trying to give you some ideas for what people may be looking for in one. The cost will be another factor. I payed $109 for mine.
  9. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    I guess the thing for me is this seems to serve little functional purpose. Just to use the iPad as a way of showing off a customized logo to others while you walk around? Maybe I'm just old. :p
  10. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2014
    Charleston, SC and Everett, WA
    While I like the innovation displayed, nothing says, "Steal me!" like open display of your $1000 device.

    Will it have a place to store the battery to keep it charged?
  11. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017

    By using REMIX backpack, you can easily charge your Apple devices on the go.

  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Do you have a separate pocket with cable pass throughs for the battery packs or are they going to bang against whatever I have in there? Are you using leak-proof zippers for the external iPad pocket?
  13. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hey, Steve. Thank you for your comment. Showing off a customized logo is one of the function we have. I think this can help protect people from any potential danger that might befall them and cause a severe physical damage, especially for cyclists.
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    Thank you, JeffyTheQuik!
  14. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    #1. Looks Amazing Concept hopped its patented because anyone can make a Bakcpack
    #2. Love the Idea of just displaying any Brand as if it's the back packs Brand.
    #3. Where can we Buy One.
    #4. I can see schools Banning these because I'd play Videos on it as I walked the Hallways.
    #5. Looks good as is but the Transparent section should be Stiff not Flexible.
  15. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Thank you, TheRealAlex! Keep it real!
  16. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    I think I'm still confused why having the screen visible on the back is necessary. I know you said cyclists can use it, but - are they really going to ride around with that huge bag attached to themselves? That seems unlikely. Especially having to leave the display on...reflective tape does a good job and is much cheaper as it is..

    Also, anyone who has that flap open is just asking to be robbed.

    What I would really love, actually - is something appearing nondescript but that has a water tight compartment for an ipad/macbook/cables. Put some padding around it, make it as thin and lightweight as you can, and you're good to go!

    Good luck though!!!
  17. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    No way I'd buy one. As mentioned, what's to stop someone slicing open the backpack and walking away with a free iPad?
    And I'd take that risk because it provides me with what benefits?

    Sorry, just being realistic. I wouldn't use one if you sent it to me for free.
  18. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Thank you for your sincere comments, David.
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    Thank you, Howard2k. According to everyone's comments above I think we won't launch this product in market...
  19. daflake macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2008
    Not to be a jerk, but that backpack doesn't have the right suspension for a cyclist on drops and would even be awkward for a more upright position. As a cyclist myself, who has tried many packs, I can honestly say this. However, I do like the concept of a back designed to hold a pad and also like the way the compartment is a little more rigid looking.
  20. Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hey, Daflake. Thanks for sharing your idea to us. :)
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    While transporting you iPad you want to protect the most delicate part, the screen. I am sorry but your design exposes it to more danger than ever. Not to mention that you are advertising that there is a iPad in the case, steal me!
  22. Noah Wong, Feb 23, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017

    Noah Wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Noah Wong

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hey, Newtons Apple. Thanks for your comments.
  23. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    Noah, definitely don't want to discourage you. No harm in playing around with ideas, and hope you found the concerns raised with this particular approach to be constructive.

    For the record, when I first got my iPad and Apple Pencil, I was searching for a sleeve that I liked that also had a holder for the Pencil. Eventually a craft-y family member made me something that fit my needs; so there is definitely room for customized solutions and in this space.

    All the best of luck!

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