Now that many textbooks are being offered digitally, you may not feel the need to lug a giant bookbag to class anymore. Voltaic’s new Spark, made specifically for iPads and e-readers, is the perfect size for toting around your favorite tablet. Boasting 8 watts of power, it’s strong enough to charge an iPad or other tablet, a cell phone or any other small electronic.
Voltaic Spark iPad and Tablet Case – $299 at Voltaic
Handcrafted in California, each of these smart, olive-green Philanthropist bags gives back to the NGO partnership Invisible Children, which locates and brings home children in Africa who have been abducted from their homes and forced into fighting as soldiers. Made of 17.5 oz. (now that’s what we call sturdy) army canvas from Uganda, it’s a sharp-looking way to carry everything you need to class while making sure that kids elsewhere get to return to school too.