11. 03. 2005
Oakley high-voltage LED bag
Rosanna Kilfedder's cool solar-powered Sun Trap handbag isn't commercially available yet, but Oakley's High Voltage tote is, and it has two LEDs that light up the roomy cotton/nylon insides when you open it. I realized how badly I needed this tonight when I managed to lose a gigantic mobile phone power adaptor in my tightly packed handbag. Of course, this may largely be due to my pack rat tendencies and inability to carry less than about 30 lbs. of gadgetry, papers, books, gum and candy, makeup, more snacks,...well you get the point, but I like to blame it on the darkness. The High Voltage tote is good for organization too, with multiple inside and outside pockets. I clearly need one right away. Compression straps will hold in the contents of the bag in case you don't stuff it to the gills the way I do.
The lights aren't so bright you'll be able to read by them, but should be helpful in locating a power cable jammed into an overstuffed internal pocket. Not sure what type of battery life you can expect, but I can't imagine that it wouldn't be easily replaceable.
The Oakley High Voltage bag is $125 and comes in black, white, or olive green. The smaller version, the Low Voltage is $100 and comes in berry, white or black. Both are available from Oakley or Zappos.