A bicycle accessory company called Ultix has designed an unusual bag called the MagGo. Designed specifically to carry a Nintendo Switch--which users apparently need to access in a great hurry--the main compartment features no zipper, but is instead lined with 92 magnets:
It does look kind of satisfying to snap open and shut:
Enter a caption (optional)
What would this type of closure be like in an ordinary backpack? I can't decide if this would get annoying over time, or if it truly would be more convenient. What say you?
The MagGo has already been successfully Kickstarted, and demand appears quite high ($65,770 on a $6,989 goal). Switch users among you who want one, there was still 21 days left to pledge at press time, with $68 Early Birds still available.
Don't have an account? Join Now
Create a Core77 Account
Already have an account? Sign In
Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.
Not a great idea if where you live have high pickpocket rates.
That's the mag stripes on your credit cards gone ...
Hopefully shouldn't effect the chip :)
I hate bag zippers enough to consider magnets, but magnets plus a top claps that requires both hands to operate, that's a fail. Also to carry a Switch, I don't see why the bag needs to open on three sides. It could have only a top slot with a fold-over flap secured by a magnet or twist-lock for one-handed operation.
I see this, and think of the magnetic USB cables I used to use, before some iron filings managed to short it out, releasing some magic smoke from an insufficently protected AC adapter.