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Targus officially unveils its new Find My-powered backpack and $150 price tag

CES® 2022 Innovation Award Winner: The Cypress™ Hero EcoSmart® Backpack with Find My™ Technology from Targus®
CES® 2022 Innovation Award Winner: The Cypress™ Hero EcoSmart® Backpack with Find My™ Technology from Targus® (Image credit: Targus)

What you need to know

  • Targus has announced a new backpack that has Find My technology built into it.
  • Each bag is made from 26 recycled water bottles.
  • A button on the bag allows people to ping their iPhones should they lose them.

Accessory maker Targus has announced a new backpack that comes with Apple's Find My technology built in, removing the need for a homegrown solution like stashing an AirTag into a normal bag. The snappily-named Cypress Hero Backpack with Find My Technology will go on sale this spring/summer and will retail for $149.99, Targus confirmed in a press release.

Targus says that the bag is a CES 2022 Innovation Awards honoree and is sustainable thanks to the fact it's constructed from 26 recycled plastic water bottles.

Targus continues its mission to create a more sustainable future with the expansion of its EcoSmart® Collection of laptop bags and tablet cases made from recycled materials. New to its Cypress™ with EcoSmart Collection, Targus is introducing its Cypress Hero Backpack with Apple® Find My™ Technology, a high-tech, sustainable backpack constructed from 26 recycled plastic water bottles. A CES® 2022 Innovation Awards honoree, the backpack has a built-in location tracker that enables its owner to find it on the Find My app if it goes missing.

Got your bag to hand but managed to lose your iPhone? Targus has thought of that as well, with a button making it easy to "ping" an iPhone to help you find it. The bag itself comes with a replaceable battery that is rechargeable via USB and is protected against theft thanks to its integration with Apple's tracking network, the company says.

You can learn more about the new bag in the full Targus press release while you wait for it to be made available for purchase.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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