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Vodafone Unveils Smartphone-Charging Shorts Just in Time for Festival Season
Posted By Elliot Chang On June 15, 2013 @ 12:53 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Environment,Kinetic Energy,Renewable Energy | No Comments
British telecommunications company Vodafone  wants people to be able to use their phones, even when they’re away from a power source for days on end at music festivals, for example. So this week, the company unveiled a pair of denim hotpants  that can actually charge a cellphone by harnessing thermoelectric and kinetic energy. In addition to the Power Pocket shorts, Vodafone also unveiled a sleeping bag that transforms body heat into energy  that can be used to charge a phone. These technologies aren’t commercially available just yet, but Vodafone says it will be testing them out at the Isle of Wright Festival  in England this week.
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 Vodafone: http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/06/12/vodafone-unveils-the-future-of-festival-season-tech-charge-your-phone-while-you-sleep/
 unveiled a pair of denim hotpants: http://www.ecouterre.com/vodafones-power-shorts-use-body-heat-to-charge-your-cellphone/
 a sleeping bag that transforms body heat into energy: http://inhabitat.com/vodafones-new-energy-generating-sleeping-bag-can-charge-your-phone-as-you-sleep/
 Isle of Wright Festival: http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/
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