Do you feel drained of energy after a long trip? Imagine how your devices feel. Woot might be able to help out with their pain and suffering. Today only, Wooters can get the Powerbag Instant Messenger and Powerbag Sling for just $39.99 each. David gave the Instant Messenger very high marks in his review, and we know that he and Aaron use this bag in their day-to-day activities.

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Note: There are inconsistencies about pocket sizes between the manufacturer website and Woot. I'm taking these numbers from the manufacturer.

Powerbag Messenger (product page)

  • Available Colors: Black, Grey
  • Removable 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • Connectors:
    • Micro-USB, Mini-USB Output: 5VDC, 800mA combined
    • Apple Connector Output: 5VDC, 1A
    • USB Output: 5VDC, 1-2.1A
  • Tablet Pocket (9.5" x 9.75" x .5")
  • Laptop Pocket (11" x 15.5" x 1.5") - Should fit 16" laptops
  • "Checkpoint Friendly"

Powerbag Sling (product page)

  • Available Colors: Red
  • Removable 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • Connectors:
    • Micro-USB, Mini-USB Output: 5VDC, 800mA combined
    • Apple Connector Output: 5VDC, 1A
    • USB Output: 5VDC, 1-2.1A
  • Tablet Pocket (8.5" x 11" x .5")
  • Laptop Pocket (12.25" x 11" x 1.25") - Should fit 14" laptops

Before you buy, there are a few things to consider first. Some owners have complained that the individual connectors will break over time without any way to replace them. Based on reviews, this does not appear to be unusually common, but it is a good reminder to treat them with care. Also, some phones may have trouble charging from the microUSB connector, but they should be fine if plugged into the more powerful full-size USB port. Along the same lines, the full-size port may not provide enough amperage to charge some tablets, especially those in the 10" form factor. Finally, these bags only come with a 3000 mAh battery, which is slightly smaller (by 100 mAh) than the battery in the Galaxy Note II. The good news, the battery is interchangeable, so you can always purchase extras for your electron-hungry devices. Despite these potential issues, most of the reviews remain very positive.

Right now, Woot appears to have the lowest price for either of these bags without buying used. Amazon sells the Messenger for $53.85 and the Sling for $83.99, both with free ground shipping (sorry, not Prime-eligible). Finishline is also offering the Sling bag for $67.49 with another $5.49 (or more) for shipping. Since this is Friday, Woot waves its normal shipping price of $5 per item and only charges $5 to ship your entire order (including items from their other stores).

If the travel bug has hit your but your phone can't go unplugged, hit the link and pick up your bag today.