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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

Vodafone, Power Pocket, thermoelectric, thermal energy, kinetic energy [1]

British telecommunications company Vodafone [2] 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 [3] 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 [4] 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 [5] in England this week.



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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/vodafone-unveils-smartphone-charging-shorts-just-in-time-for-festival-season/vodafone-power-pocket-1/

[2] Vodafone: http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/06/12/vodafone-unveils-the-future-of-festival-season-tech-charge-your-phone-while-you-sleep/

[3] unveiled a pair of denim hotpants: http://www.ecouterre.com/vodafones-power-shorts-use-body-heat-to-charge-your-cellphone/

[4] 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/

[5] Isle of Wright Festival: http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/

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