Green Wellies, Greener Mobiles…

13 July 2011

 

Green Wellies, Greener Mobiles

Having been to a Glastonbury, I don't need a green mobile phone; I spent 5 days trying to keep the rain out of my tent as well finding a hot shower.  But having said that one of the biggest problems with festivals is keeping in touch with your pals and where they are amidst the crowds.  As phone batteries don’t last that long, you have to be either very organized or switch off your mobile and conserve power as there’s nowhere to charge it.  Aaaahhh that’s where green mobiles come into their own.

Well that’s not a problem anymore you can now truly make your mobile green.

Imagine being able to charge you’re mobile up, by wearing just a pair of wellies?  Well thanks to Orange, they have come up with a pair of rubber boots that turn walking into a power source/electricity for your mobile.  How eco is that.  These boots make your mobiles greener by not losing you power in the middle of a field, or waiting in the queue to see the Verve.  Nope this is a problem of the past, with these rubber wonders.

How do they do it; well the heat is collected in the power generating shoe and converted into electricity. You simply plug the phone into the wellies power output – inside the sole are thermoelectric modules which are between two thin ceramic wafers, as the foot pushes from one side and the cold earth from the other, thanks to the 'Seebeck Effect', electricity is generated and you can make a call…

Twelve hours of stomping around gives you one hour of charge.  That should be enough to help you find your friends...