I am always amazed at how quickly my phone’s battery runs low – in the old days my trusty Nokia brick seemed to go on for days. Now the status of my battery at any one time is of crucial importance as I constantly check emails, search online, listen to music and video talk to friends.
When the battery starts getting low, it seems to run out of juice in a matter of minutes if I’m nowhere near a convenient plug. And to be without that little device is not something I feel comfortable about these days.
However, help for all us sad people should soon be at hand thanks to developments in the unlikely world of fashion.
Luckily for me, researchers and designers are successfully developing textile prototypes that double as chargers. The future is closer than we think as scientists are already producing clothes that act like a supercapacitor and store an electrical charge.
I know …
I recently wrote about a handy smartphone pocket built into a pair of jeans, but that seems ridiculously outdated already when you think that in a couple of years that pocket may very well be charging your mobile device.
You know the next thing is going to be smartphones surgically attached to our wrists charged by the positive ions in our body don’t you? I can’t wait!