So we’ve already shown you how to charge your iPhone over a campfire with a cooking pot, now let’s look at something a little less flammable (maybe). The Orange Sound Charge is a t-shirt that actually doubles as an iPhone charger.

The folks over at TiPb discovered this interesting Orange prototype that combines innovative technology in a wearable accessory. The Sound Charge actually uses ambient noise to give your iPhone battery life. Hit the jump for a video of it in action…

The intriguing device will be put through the paces at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, set to start today. The wearable charging pack will allow festival-goers to to keep their devices powered as they roam the grounds of the 5 day event.

The technology inside this thing is mind blowing. The Sound Charge uses a custom microphone made from Piezoelectric film that “absorbs” invisible sound waves. These sound waves are converted into an electrical charge via interlaced quartz crystals.

I’m anxious to see how this technology progresses. Although I’m not sure if I would want to wear the charging pack, I could see this being implemented in a wide range of products. Solar power is so last year.

What do you think of the Sound Charge? Does Orange have a winner?

  • ZEUS

    I’d charge that girl, if ya know what I mean!

    • __AF


    • I’ll give her 8 hours of charging.

  • These idiots instead of using that to power cars and reduce smog they are worried about their mobile phones!

    • soccerkrzy

      The power generated by this is so small there aren’t many applications. But before calling them idiots, you might want to realize that they are R&Ding for more than just mobile phones.

    • iPwn

      Stupid Liberal, go hug a tree

    • Joest

      You are an idiot.

  • SpideyRules

    So let’s put this theory in a hypothetical…

    If my phone has a music player and a microphone (which of course it does), and assuming the law of diminishing returns comes into play (which it most certainly would), this technology could theoretically extend my battery life 3 maybe 4 times by using the sound from my music output or my microphone input….yes?

    • FatKitteh

      I think the energy required to produce 8dB of sound would be more than the energy the material would generate from that amount of sound. Perhaps you could use a certain frequency which affects the material more. I don’t know if that makes any difference though.

  • Burge

    I was wondering if you were going to do a post on this….I’ve been trying to get friends are going to Glasto I’ll see if they can get on for me…that’s if they can..hope so

  • SpideyRules

    @ Burge…My previous comment was for a different user that has since been moderated.

    @ Moderator…Please delete my previous post (“You, sir, just…”) as it now seems to mock a different party unintentionally.

  • Raz

    What’s next, charge your iPhone with a banana?!

  • kokhean

    So how do you wash the shirt?

  • Trust

    I would only trust my iphone to be charged by the wall or computer, I feel more confident for my expensive device