The duo has created a strap-on device called the Orange Dance Charge that uses the kinetic energy you create when you dance (or simply move around a lot). The charger isnâ€™t cumbersome for dancers, with a size and weight comparable to a cell phone. It is strapped to a revellerâ€™s arm, and uses a system of weights and magnets to provide an electric current that charges a storage battery, which can later be used to charge a cell phone.
The device was tested at this yearâ€™s Glastonbury Festival last weekend, and Iâ€™m sure was a big source of amusement. I think itâ€™s brilliant to test out something like this at a venue where folks are already three sheets to the wind and having fun, so they wonâ€™t bash on the productâ€™s hiccups too badly. We have yet to hear how testing went, but I'll keep an eye out for news updates.
written by Russell Reynolds, July 04, 2008
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