The company announced that this year’s festival will feature a freestanding, wind-powered mobile phone charging tent, dubbed the Recharge Pod. Although the idea seems great, there are some drawbacks. Sure the recharge pod will be free to use and it is a greener approach to charging your phone, however, festival goers should be warned that it can only charge 100 phones an hour and with this year’s line-up boasting the likes of Leonard Cohen, the Futureheads and 177,000 attendees, we’re willing to bet the line for the pod will be really, really, really, long.
Well, it seems Orange is not quite finished with announcements for Glastonbury. The company has announced another environmentally friendly way to charge your mobile, dancing.
Orange has teamed up with GotWind, a firm that specializes in renewable energy. Together the two companies will produce a recharger powered by dance energy alone.
Attached to the user’s arm and about the size of a deck of cards, the armband uses a combination of weights and magnets. When the dancer moves their arm, it creates an electric current, which provides a top-up of charge to a storage battery that can be used to charge your cell phone later on.
Orange also said it has plans to showcase The Dance Charge with an interactive Dance Charging Man who will help recharge mobile phones during the festival. A dance with the Charging Man will mean a charge for your phone.
There’s no word yet as to how much Orange will be charging for The Dance Charge but we’re going to go out on a limb and say they’ll probably be a lot of fun in the campsites. Drunken dance off, anyone?