The Samsonite® Konnect-i backpack with Jacquard™ by Google technology offers a backpack for more easily accessible connected traveling. The Jacquard technology enables the owner to pick up a call, hear text messages, play music or be alerted when one’s Uber has arrived—all with a hand gesture to the strap of the backpack. The smart fabric allows the user to configure the actions to be assigned to four different gestures: brush up, brush down, double tap and cover. Jacquard threads woven into interactive textiles make these touch gestures possible, yet are otherwise indistinguishable from regular textiles. Photo: Jacquard by Google.