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Samsonite Konnect-i Backpack with Jacquard™ by Google

Press Release: October 06, 2020

Samsonite Konnect-i Backpack with Jacquard™ by Google A trailblazing accessory that innovatively connects with a wearer’s smartphone
A collaboration between two innovative leaders in their respective industries, the Samsonite Konnect-i Backpack with Jacquard™ by Google offers a highly advanced, hassle-free companion that cuts through the digital clutter and makes the act of journeying more seamless than ever before. The Konnect-i backpack with Jacquard™ by Google is an everyday bag that connects with a wearer’s smartphone. Making moving around the city streets easier than ever, the accessory allows users to perform actions and receive alerts while on the go. These abilities and alerts include tasks related to audio, such as play, pause, next track and what’s playing, and communication, including receiving phone calls and texts. The smart feature also makes navigation easy, through functions such as estimating arrival times and leading on directions. Dropped pins and saved locations are also available. The Bluetooth technology-infused backpack can also receive alerts for rideshares and updates of flight statuses. Not stopping there, the app can activate a phone’s camera and trigger a photo countdown, offer a summary of the day, and ask Google Assistant questions. Jacquard allows you to cut through the digital clutter with a simple gesture allowing you to stay connected, not distracted. All through the things you love, wear and use every day. Brush up, down or double tap on the left strap of your Konnect-i ba
ckpack to activate Jacquard™ by Google as you move around. To customize your gestures, visit the Jacquard™ by Google app on your smart phone and choose from actions like call and text notifications, selfie, navigation and music controls. For an added level of interaction, the LED light on your left strap will light up according to the alerts you've set. There are two versions of the Konnect-i backpack available − a Slim Backpack, which is complete with a vertical zipper, and a Standard Backpack, which is finished with a horizontal zipper. The exterior design of both versions is inspired by modern simplicity − making it ideal for everyday use and suitable for matching with smart-casual work outfits. The black-colored backpacks are made from a polyester water-repellent, easy-care fabric coated with a Teflon backing. Each backpack is finished with a subtle reflective trimming in a matt silver tone. In both the Slim Backpack and Standard Backpack, comfort and function play an important role. Several foam layers form supportive shoulder straps, while a padded back panel offers both reinforcement and relief during long trips. The tech-infused travel companion also features a smart sleeve, with debossed PU logo, for easy handling when traveling in tandem with a suitcase. An easy-access front pocket completes the exterior highlights. Boasting interiors that are just as functional, the inside of the Konnect-i backpack features organizational sections, including a padded laptop and tablet compartment (fitting up to a 15.6” laptop). A wide-open front pocket allows for effortless packing.
While the Konnect-i Backpack with Jacquard™ by Google Technology is engineered with smart innovation, it is simple enough to be used by all travelers. Onboarding instructions within the Jacquard™ App will walk users through easy-to-follow setup instructions for pairing the Jacquard™ Tag with a mobile device. To customize gestures, users can visit the Jacquard app on any Android or iOS phone and choose from actions like call and text notifications, selfie, navigation and music controls. Additionally, multiple Google support channels are available to assist consumers with questions regarding the app, help setting up the jacket, troubleshooting and other issues. Each Konnect-i backpack comes complete with a Jacquard™ Tag box, Jacquard™ Tag and a micro USB cable for charging the Jacquard™ Tag. Impressively, the length of the charge can last anywhere from 10 days to two weeks, depending on the level of usage. Download Jacquard™ by Google app For Android: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jacquard-by-google/id1204971157?mt=8 For iOS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.jacquard

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