With the festival season just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great if you can keep you gadgets topped up with power while you walk around. Orange has unveiled a pair of wellies that will let you do just that.
The mobile phone operator launched its new Orange Power Wellies that powers gadgets by harnessing the heat from your feet.
The footwear was developed in conjuction with GotWind and has a power generating sole that turns sweaty feet into electricity. The developers call this “welectricity” – geddit!!!
So now you can walk around all day and when you realise that your iPhone is low on battery power, simply connect it to a power output at the top of the boot.
It is thought that walking around for twelve hours should provide enough power to charge a phone up for an hour. The hotter your feet the more energy you produce.
Managing Director of GotWind, Dave Pain said: “Wellies are now the staple festival footwear, the Orange Power Wellies not only keep you dry but they also provide a crucial eco electricity source.”
The wellies are still a prototype but Orange will be showing off a pair at the Glastonbury Festival this year.