Orange ‘Sound Charge T-shirt’: A Stylish Way to Charge Your Mobile Phone at a Festival

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Summer time is all about festival season and as you have spent all your hard earned cash to get tickets, not only is it important to look your best but also think about practicality.

Your phone will be one of the most important items you will take to a festival so you can keep in touch and of course take pictures of your famous celebrities. However what happens when your phone dies in a crowd full of a thousand people and you need to get hold of your friends? No charger to recharge you battery as it will be over at the campsite?

Well, this might be a thing of the past. UK mobile provider Orange Mobile have developed the ‘Sound Charge T-shirt’, which converts sound waves into battery power for your phone through a panel on a t-shirt.

The t-shirts have large panel at the front which acts like a microphone, absorbing the sound waves from the music which is then transferred into the reservoir battery. Interchangeable leads can be attached to the battery depend on what phone you have and with that your phone can be charged.

However that said, I am not to sure how stylish this T-shirt is. The piezoelectric film is slapped on the front of the shirt which make it look very unappealling coupled with the fact that having your phone stuck to your chest and then the rain kicks in…I wonder how it would work then? I think there are still a few tweaks to be made by Orange in terms of style and functionality, but once they have that ironed out I am pretty sure they will sell like hotcakes.

The new piece of clever tech will be tested at the Glastonbury’s ‘Sound of 71′ stage this weekend so it will be interesting to see how it works, however if you don’t manage to get a chance to see the tech in action then check out the video below…

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