Never get a low battery alert on your smartphone again! This could be the most impressive use of wearable technology that we’ve seen till now. Of course, there are smart-bands and smart watches, VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, and Google Glass, but a dress that utilizes solar energy to charge your phone is simple and useful. Also Read - Apple led the growing wearable pack in Q4 2020, Xiaomi followed
Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen recently released a line of clothes that use sun’s energy to charge devices. The dress has a total of 72 flexible solar cells, while the jacket has 46 rigid cells embedded into it. According to Wired, the arrangement on either of the clothes generate enough electricity to charge a dead phone to 50 percent in an hour, keeping in mind that you are in direct sunlight for that long. Also Read - Garmin Venu SQ series of smartwatches launched in India: Price, availability, features
The dresses are still experimental prototypes, and it might take some time before these go out in the market. Also, the feasibility of them is low, considering that the solar-cells laden garment becomes heavy to don. But with advancements and uses like these, it looks like we are headed in the right direction, as far as utilizing solar energy on wearables is concerned.
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