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Osprey Cyber Port – the gadget backpack that thinks it’s a bicycle light [Review]


When it comes to carrying around our collection of gadgets and gizmos, there’s no doubt that safety and efficiency usually takes a rightful backseat to innovation. It’s no good having a cool bag if it won’t protect your stuff properly right? Or if it’s a real pain to haul around from place to place?

Step up the Osprey Cyber Port backpack (or daypack as they call it), which offers a number of innovative features alongside a genuinely cool and secure design. The bags provide a bunch of useful pockets and compartments for carrying your tablets, laptop and other accessories, all padded, and with useful zips where it counts.


But the really neat thing about the daypack is the integrated tablet pocket which comes with a neat touchscreen enabled clear window. This lets you use the tablet without having to remove it from the bag, which is great if you’re on a train or other transport and just want to scan some info or check your maps for directions. It also protects it from the weather of course.


As you can see from our test video below, the touchscreen bit really works well, as you can definitely navigate your tablet easily through the clear plastic. The icing on the cake though, is the fact that the company has released a free Android app, which turns your tablet into a very bright flashing or static bike light.


Just install the app on your tablet, fire it up, put the backpack on and start cycling. The bag on your back will very clearly let drivers know that you mean business, to the extent that you might cause a few of them to complain about pain in the eyes. But hey, better than getting run down by a bus we think. Check out our video to see how it works.

The Cyber Port is priced at £70.00 in the UK, and although we also found it on the company’s US site, there’s no price, so we’re not sure if it’s available there yet.

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