Two-minute review of the Tajezzo PZ5 smart backpack
The Tajezzo PZ5 smart backpack is a hard backpack with an LED display that offers multiple features and a lot of style. If you regularly ride bikes or motorcycles, you can enjoy most of its features as quality of life enhancements, but there’s still a lot of fun in just wearing it around town.
You can get the bag in two styles, a black model with an “exposed” screen with visible screws and a white version with a recessed screen and a slightly different shape. Both have the same features and dimensions, so it’s purely a matter of aesthetics rather than actual function, although we did notice that the exposed screws on the black version of the bag made removing the protective plastic film almost impossible without it. dig with tweezers. You can see plastic still present in our review images to reflect this.
The design won’t appeal to everyone, but with a retail price of $ 359 (around £ 270 / AU $ 510), the Tajezzo PZ5 smart backpack isn’t something you’ll grab on a whim. . For context, that makes it more expensive than some backpacks from designer brands like Ted Baker, Radley, and Michael Kors, so before we start singing his praises (and he has a lot of them), we’re going to be blunt – this bag should be much cheaper.
It was, however, put up for sale as part of a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter with early bird pricing, so it could very well be more affordable when it is officially available. The features and build quality are great, but the high price tag makes it hard to recommend.
Features and specifications
Size (H x W x L): 22 x 14 x 6 inches (560 x 160 x 350 mm)
Color options: Black White
Laptop Size: Laptop up to 17 inches
Characteristics: LED display with four light effects, 5000mAh battery with three device cables (also powers the LED display), hard case, splash proof, built-in microphone and speakers, Bluetooth connectivity.
Okay, on the good stuff. The Tajezzo PZ5 smart backpack is not just a bag to throw your laptop in, equipped with microphone and speaker, LED display and smart control on the bag strap to switch between the different modes. We took the bags around a busy event, in central London and to a busy theme park, and naturally ended up using all of these features.
You can connect to the bag via bluetooth to take calls with this built-in mic, although we couldn’t find a way to play audio through a headset while using the bag’s microphone. If you wanted to answer your phone, be prepared for everyone nearby to overhear your conversation. By doing this however, we confirmed that the microphone and speakers are quite impressive, with clear voices detected by the mic even in a busy environment.
The speakers are also very impressive for something built into a bag. Located along the top rear, directly behind your ears when wearing it, the volume is loud, the bass is punchy and just a real pleasure to listen to. You are unlikely to find this very useful when taking a walk (unless you are one of those kids who like to blow their “music” on public transport), but it was especially useful for taking calls. while cycling, improving safety by removing the need to wear headphones.
The LED display is pretty straightforward. There are several lighting modes to choose from: Music mode which fluctuates according to your tunes, Breath mode which breathes calmly, uh, Night mode for a continuous beamline and Sport mode, which detects rapid deceleration. to flash red if you stop suddenly.
This is a pretty cool safety feature for riders, although we wish there was a way to incorporate an indicator function into the bag as well. The voice that lets you know which mode you’re switching to is woefully bad, but Tajezzo has informed us that a new and improved English vocalization is in development, so we’ve left that out of our list of drawbacks for now. .
There is a 5,000mAh battery that powers the bag and charges other devices as well, with three cables: a USB-C, Lightning, and Micro USB. 5,000 mAh is not a parcel, working at around a full charge on most modern smartphones, but Tajezzo informed us that a larger battery was not possible with the backpack design.
We’ve found that it’s enough to use the bag for a day and charge a phone after heavy use, but you’ll need to charge the backpack daily if you want to fully enjoy it. The bag is recharged via the Micro USB and takes about four hours to find a full battery.
The hard shell is seriously well built. He was able to support the weight of our critic as a stepladder and protected the bowels from the torrential rains. You can fit a 17-inch laptop inside with little hassle, and there are dividers in the bag itself to keep your belongings from shaking in the case. As a standard backpack it serves its purpose well, but this hard shell is a real plus if you’re worried about getting off your bike at high speeds and want to protect expensive gadgets and tech.
The adjustment is on the small side. The shoulder straps are adjustable and have anti-theft mechanisms to keep you secure, but even at the largest size they fitted snugly around the shoulders. If you are a healthy weight and have a thin frame you will be fine, but anyone who is muscular or with a wide frame might find that they get a little tight after a few hours of wearing.
Overall a really fun bag. Not worth the standard retail price, but the features came in handy, and we were stopped by people on the street several times to compliment the backpack’s style, so it could be a real treat for the fans. streetwear fashion or Cyberpunk aesthetic. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and need a carry bag for biking or motorcycling, this is a great product, but otherwise you might not be using all of them. features that made it so expensive.