Posted: June 16, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

To really get the most out of the summer you have to head out of the city and into the country. Whether it be for a camping trip or a festival outing, the great outdoors is the best venue for sunnier days. Unfortunately rain can ruin a great day, as can a lack of mobile reception and the inability the charge your mobile phone. Vodafone thinks it has the answer to all three of these problems with the Booster Brolly, a humble umbrella turned all-in-one tool. The Booster Brolly was designed for telecoms company Vodafone by PhD students at University College London led by Dr. Kenneth Tong. The lecturer in antennas and microwave technology calls his creation “a bit of a James Bond umbrella” due to the fact that “you can’t tell what it does from the outside.” (via Booster Brolly: The solar-powered, signal-boosting umbrella)


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