Everpurse: a handbag with a built-in iPhone charger

By , Sep 15, 2012

There’s tons of accessories on the market today that will bail you out in the event your iPhone dies while you’re on the go. There’s battery powered cases, chargers and more.

But we’re willing to bet that you’ve never seen an accessory like the Everpurse. The handbag attempts to combine tech with fashion, with a built-in iPhone 5 charger…

The Everpurse comes as a clutch, or as an insert for a bigger bag. Each one contains a rechargeable battery, which interfaces with your phone via the built-in dock connector.

What’s really neat about the bags, as you can see in the above video, is that they charge wirelessly. They come with a Powermat-like charging bases that work through the fabric.

Everpurse has already made a huge splash on Kickstarter, raising $86,000 of its $100,000 goal in just a few days. If you’re interested, you can pre-order one by pledging $129.

Unfortunately, the developers say that the bags won’t start shipping until March of next year. But they do say that the Everpurses work with the new connector on the iPhone 5.

We have to admit, this is a pretty cool idea. And for the millions of women who are already carrying around purses and smartphones everyday, this seems like a no-brainer.

What do you think?

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  • Shasirax

    I love how you can charge and talk at the same time…

  • yo help out here

    Neat idea, i ll get it for my mom :)
    but what about men? maybe something do with wallet..cause this would help a lot!

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Get yourself a manpurse :)

      • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

        Phil: “The man purse. You actually gonna wear that or are you guys just f**kin’ with me?”
        Alan: “It’s where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it’s not a purse, it’s called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.”

        lmao, classic

  • Aaron de Silva

    Super Cool!!! we need a wallet like this *hint hint*

  • http://youtube.com/MathiasVerden Mathias Lindberg

    Erhm, isn’t the iPhone 5 too tall for this, if the iPhone 4+S barely fits?

    • http://twitter.com/robotphood Mickey Nguyen

      Looks like it would clear. It’s only a quarter of an inch taller anyway. Also they probably will consider that once they actually start producing it.

  • javierE186

    Oh joy another purse my girlfriend would want me to get her -_- thanks, geez

  • J M

    A kickstarter project that seems actually well thought out, fills a niche that no-one has really touched before (at least that I’ve heard of), and most of all, has real world applicable use rather being simply a “cool” idea. I hope they are successful, seems like a great idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LethoeshatedadedicatedfatherGreen Keith Green

    We need those built into cars so when u ride u just set ur phone down and it charges. Also need a wallet version for men. Awesome idea.

    • http://twitter.com/robotphood Mickey Nguyen

      I use the proclip dock. Nearly as good. Just dock your phone when you get in the car. Pricey but worth not having to mess with pulling out a cable. It’s a shame I’ll have to replace it for the iphone 5 ack…

  • http://twitter.com/Choorel Casey Hoorelbeke

    I can honestly say that I have been talking about doing this for months now. I always figured someone had beat me to it, and I was right.

  • http://twitter.com/andybno2 AndyB

    they don’t say how it works besides wirelessly…. they use an iPhone 4/4S naked which was falsely shown wirelessly charging

    • GambitGamer

      Yeah. I’m sure all the women who buy this won’t know about thwe iother part

    • http://twitter.com/andybno2 AndyB

      Oh this is amusing I thought I would look into this more and it’s clear false advertising lol they use a special pocket that guides your device to a dock connector……wireless charging my backside lol

      • http://twitter.com/robotphood Mickey Nguyen

        Wireless charging of the purse. I think it’s pretty solid if the pocket docks your phone as easy as they claim. Sure it’s essentially a portable battery but not having to think or worry about charging it (the purse) is ingenious because it is something that is already used everyday in the exact same manner (for women at least). Think of it as if our pants pockets inductively charged when we hung them up and charged our phones when we slide it into the pocket.

  • Robert Goldberg

    For men they should sew the powermat into pants/jeans.