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Orange To Unveil Mobile Charging T-shirts At Glastonbury Festival

Telecom major Orange is all set unveil its unique sound absorbing t-shirts that can be used to charge mobile handsets.

The t-shirt has a noise responsive technology which can convert sound vibrations in the vicinity to electricity and can be used to easily charge a Smartphone. The shirt comes with an A4-sized piezoelectric film which is typically found in speakers.

Orange will be conducting the test of this gadget in the Glastonbury festival to observe the acts which best charge the phones around “Spirit of 71” stage on the site. According to the experts, the noise around the stage is expected to produce enough bass vibrations for their conversion into electricity.

Explaining the concept (opens in new tab), Andrew Pearcey the head of sponsorship at Orange UK mentioned “Orange’s commitment and ethos around innovation is as strong as ever and we envisage that this pioneering technology could really change the face of mobile charging in environments where eco charging solutions need to be found".

The main idea behind this move is to enable the users to charge their mobile phones while moving and watching the stage performances in the festival and it definitely comes across as yet another innovative initiative from Orange towards using renewable sources of energy.

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