Accent maker Targus this week introduced that its Cypress Hero EcoSmart Backpack with built-in help for Apple’s Discover My app has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree forward of the annual tech occasion in Las Vegas.

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The backpack is provided with a small monitoring module that enables the backpack’s location to be tracked within the Discover My app on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch without having to make use of an AirTag. Based mostly on a picture proven on the CES web site, it seems the backpack will help Precision Discovering, which permits customers with an iPhone 11 or newer to see the precise distance and path to the backpack with audible, visible, and haptic suggestions. Apple opened up the U1 chip to third-party equipment earlier this yr.

If the backpack is separated from its proprietor however exterior of Bluetooth vary, there may be nonetheless an opportunity that the crowdsourced Discover My community can assist monitor it down. If one other iPhone consumer occurs to stroll by the backpack, for instance, their iPhone can detect Bluetooth indicators from the backpack and relay the placement again to its proprietor anonymously.

Targus mentioned the backpack has a padded compartment that may maintain as much as a 16-inch MacBook Professional, and several other different compartments and pockets for extra units and private gadgets. The “equal of 26 plastic water bottles in recycled supplies” have been utilized in producing every backpack, the corporate added.

The backpack is slated for retail availability in spring 2022, however pricing has but to be disclosed. CES 2022 takes place January 5-8 in Las Vegas and on-line.

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