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Charge Your Phone Using A Smart Umbrella

Written on June 19, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The Vodafone Booster Brolly can also be used as a cellphone signal booster

Have you ever heard of an umbrella that lets you mobile phones?

Meet the Booster Brolly, a smart umbrella that can be used as an emergency cellphone charger and antenna.

This innovative umbrella concept was developed by Dr Kenneth Tong in partnership with British telecommunications company, Vodafone. The Booster Brolly is a carbon fiber umbrella concept that is equipped with “12 hand-stitched silicon cells” placed inside the umbrella’s handle.

The handle contains a port that can be used to charge your cellphones in about three hours. It also has a built-in Vodafone transmitter, that can be used to a cellphone , within a meter radius.

Vodafone is set to introduce this smart umbrella concept to the public on June 22.

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