Vodafone Carbon Fibre Booster Brolly

Aside from keeping you dry (which comes as standard) this carbon fibre super brolly will also boosts your mobile signal and charge your mobile phone.

Developed by Dr Kenneth Tong at University College in London, the umbrella has been designed around a carbon fibre skeleton which holds the heavy-duty canopy in place. On top, there’s the 12 hand-stitched silicon solar cells which charges the battery stored in the handle. Vodafone say that it will charge your handset in around three hours via the handle-mounted USB port, while on top, a pair of high gain antennae enhance the signals of any mobile phone within a metre radius.

It will be unveiled to the public at large at the Isle of Wight festival on June 22nd.

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