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Your LEGO barfing crotch goblins are definitely going to bug you for this backpack from Pix

We’re talking about kids here, not STDs.

Pix backpack
Image: Pix

Pix is a new smart backpack that allows you to put electronic, pixelated electronic images on the outside fabric. Called the first smart “animative” backpack, the Pix is the star of a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter campaign that hopes to raise $50,000.

With Pix, you can select from a library of pictures, animations, widgets, and games, or create your own. You can also display things like weather, social media notifications, cyclist turning signals, and more, with all of the designing done via a smartphone app. To get started, you turn on your Pix by plugging the USB wire inside of the backpack into a standard 2A power bank and pair it with your smartphone.

Pix cofounder Sergii Iezdin explains to VentureBeat,

Everyone uses a backpack, and everyone has their own unique style. With society’s focus on self-expression, technology, and high performance, we jumped on the idea of combining these factors. We’re excited to help people unleash their creativity in the backpack industry, because nothing else is as customizable as Pix.

Once the Kickstarter project goes live, Pix will cost $200. A 20,000mAh power bank, which you must purchase separately, will also be available through the campaign.

It will be interesting to see if Pix can raise the funds to get started. At $200 per backpack, it could prove to be a tough sell.

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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