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7 April 2012


Vodafone Festival Cure

No matter what the weather, it will now be possible for you to charge your smartphone using an umbrella?  Dr Kenneth Tong at University College London has developed an integrated umbrella, a mobile phone charger and a mobile signal booster.  So if your up for a summer festival or any kind of outdoor event, and you know what the British weather can be like.  You definelty can experience 4 seasons in a day in the UK, so an umbrella is very much a part of British life.

So imagine if you could combine an umbrella and a mobile phone charger so that you never run out of battery to click those amazing selfies or take videos and good shots . Well, Thanks to Dr Tong, we have both, a two in one product which not only protects you from sun or rain but also charges your cell phone if you run out of battery in about three hours.

It’s designed around a carbon skeleton which holds a heavy duty canopy in place, incorporating flexible solar panels, which are hand stitched onto the canopy to power the design while a high gain antenna together with a low power signal repeater boosts the mobile signal of anyone under or around the umbrella. It is a green friendly mobile phone charging umbrella. So whether you are just out melting in the sun or standing in a long queue and it raining, you can charge your phone through a USB connector and you will be pleased to know it has a hands free mobile phone docking station.

Your handset can be charged in just over three hours, of course thats depending on the availability of sunlight and charge via the handle mounted USB port. There's a pair of high gain antennaes that are their to enhance the signals of any mobile phone within a metre radius.  Not only is it a good looking eco mobile charger with its technology but according to Dr Kenneth Tong- "it is more like a James Bond umbrella –you can't tell what it does from outside".

Another notable feature of the Booster Brolly is the LED flashlight.  Since a 3G signal boosting micro antennae can be charged by the umbrella it can provide the maximum signal strength to users when they are making or receiving calls or browsing the internet.

The charger is:

  • Eco friendly
  • Light weight
  • Easy to use
  • Good aesthetics

The Booster Brolly is not only practical, but packed with high tech innovations which willhopefully improve the festival goer’s experience.  It’s a brilliant solution, when not if you are stuck in mud somewhere and desperately looking for a wall socket!