June 26th, 2011 by Samantha
The telecommunications giant Orange has come up with an innovative solution for festival-goers who find themselves running out of phone charge and with no access to a plug socket.
Orange has created the ‘Sound Charge T-Shirt’, a garment fitted with a piezoelectric film material which absorbs festival noise in the form of vibrations and turns it into electrical voltage to be used for charging mobile devices. The user needs only to connect their phone to the T-shirt’s battery pack to give their handset a quick boost.
On full charge, one T-shirt should have enough electricity to fully power up two standard mobiles or one smartphone.