When it comes to lugging around our laptops, the first thing we think of when we're buying a bag for it is, "If I trip over the curb and flail my arms and my laptop sails ten feet into the air and then gets run over by a bus, will it survive?" We'll settle for half that protection from a notebook bag. What we're not expecting it to be is a portable generator. Thanks to the makers of the Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Charger Bag ($499), our (non) expectations have been exceeded. If you're on the go and forget to plug in your laptop or just get lost hiking on a mountain (preferably during the day), then the solar cells on the side of this bag will provide 15 watts of power to your notebook computer or other mobile electronic gadgets. The Voltaic bag, which is made from recycled PET, includes adapters for most brands of laptops, but check their site to be sure before you do decide to get lost in the woods.
One more thing, kids! If you're looking for a new laptop to put inside this sweet case, we found a super place to get great deals on electronics. The Ben's Bargains Back to School page has tons of deals on laptops and all the electronic goodies we're drooling over this season.