Dance powered phone charger for Glastonbury Festival

If you see someone with unconventional dance moves at Glastonbury (and you will) they might not be off their head on drugs - they could be charging their mobile phone.

Orange today unveiled a prototype phone charger which harnesses the kinetic energy of your dance moves to allow you to make calls.

The device - which weighs 180grams and measures about the same size as a pack of cards - will be strapped to peoples arms and tested at Glastonbury Festival this week.

As the dancers moves their arms along to the music – a specially designed system of weights and magnets creates an electrical current which provides a top-up charge to a connected mobile phone.

Hattie Magee, Head of Partnerships at Orange UK, said “It is important that we help keep festival goers connected with their mates at both the festival and at home.
"We wanted to create a fun, engaging and interactive product which would encourage users to have a laugh while charging their mobile phone and at the same time test out a new energy efficient charging prototype.”

The charger has been developed along with 'GotWind' a specialist renewable energy company.

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