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WHY Any backpack can carry your gear, but a PowerBag will charge your gadgets as well. Equipped with a built-in battery along with Apple, micro- and mini-USB connectors and an onboard USB port, you can power up four devices simultaneously. The included AC adapter lets you recharge PowerBag's battery either inside or outside of the bag. The regular backpack fits laptops up to 14 inches, the deluxe model up to 16 inches.

BUY $139.99, deluxe $169.99; kohls.com, amazon.com, bestbuy.com, lordandtaylor.com

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Tech gadgets and gear for back to school

As the days get shorter and summer draws to an end, it's time to get out of the pool and ready for school. Unlike bygone days, there are more ways to get kids psyched about restarting their education than just a new wardrobe. Here are some tech items that can make returning to school absolutely cool. Manufacturers suggested retail prices are given, but you can find many of these items for less. -- RONNIE GILL

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