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This fabric may one day charge your smartphone while it is resting in your pocket

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Apr 2012, 07:27

A new kind of conductive fabric can charge electronic devices on contact. The devices do not need to be taken out of the pocket...

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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:08 1

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

yes its handy but once it doesn't look as ugly!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:35 3

3. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Yes, we all must look fabulous when running into the battlefield.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 17:45 1

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Don't want the enemy to think we don't have a sense of style, now do we?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:18

2. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)

Equals to a portable charger at yr clothes.... since they have to place a battery on
E part of the clothes...

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:44

4. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

i would bet it would be more similiar to multiple capacitors that would basically hold reserve power, so a little more advanced than just sewing in a 6000mah lithium battery pack into your clothes....

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:33 1

5. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Fast forward 10 years to "conductive fabric pants used to charge smartphones cause cancer"

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:36

7. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Was just thinking the same thing.. Then thought "What doesn't give us cancer?"

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:45

6. cellphonejunky (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

I can already see the headline "radioactive shorts" -Pause for dramatic effect-

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 17:05

8. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

As clothes with solar cells aren't far away I'd say this is a very promising fabric.

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