In case you may wonder that these guys are wearing mouse pads on the t-shirts, you might be misunderstood about new green power technological gadgets by Orange. This is the new technology of orange UK, and it should be known as something which will help you to charge your mobile phone. It does so using piezoelectric with the absorption of vibration from sound. I am going out on a limb here and guess that the white pads on the belly are sound sponges. I would also imagine that this technology is highly effective if you are in the front row of a concert. Yes, now you can text and take pic all you want while the deep bass powers your mobile device.
This sound battery t-shirt has been designed by Orange UK for the Glastonbury Festival, and we are sure it will make quite a splash there. The idea of charging a mobile device on something that everyone is wearing is highly appreciated and this might be considered less garish.
Something which you which you will notice about T-shirts are they never mix well with technology. I remember going to a convention and some people walked around with LCD screens on their T-shirts. You think that would be cool, but it was not The LCD screens were really stiff compared to T-shirt fabric, and the shirts only played one video clip that got annoying after just five minutes. Called Sound Charge, the garments use piezoelectric film in the front, which transfers the sound waves via membranes to electricity. The generated current charges batteries embedded in the t-shirt, which, in turn, can power your cell phone.
The Sound Charge gear can collect enough juice to charge a smartphone over two days of normal 80dB street noise. The shirts will be demonstrated at the Glastonbury festival in the summer, and we are sure all that rock’n’roll blast will guarantee a much faster charging time.Testing will be happening around the Spirit of 71 stages, to determine which kind of performance is best for charging.
Tony Andrews, co-producer of the Spirit of 71, Tony Andrews has said: “Sound vibrations, particularly bass frequencies, will create enough shaking to produce electricity from a material as simple as piezoelectric film.” Great solution for those three day festivals, but the t-shirts better have the names of the bands on them, for dignity purposes.