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Wellie power to charge phones

A special pair of Wellington boots will do more than keep your feet dry at this year's festivals - they'll charge your mobile phone too.

Orange Power Wellies use a unique 'power generating sole' that converts heat from your feet into an electrical current.

Being launched at Glastonbury, by Orange in collaboration with renewable energy experts GotWind, the boots will charge a mobile phone for one hour after 12 hours walking.

After a full days festival frolics you plug your phone into the power output at the top of the welly and use the energy that has been generated throughout the day to charge your phone.

You can also boost the length of time you can charge your phone for by getting energetic in the dance tent, because the hotter your feet get, the more energy you produce.

The power collected in the 'power generating sole' is collected via a process known as the 'Seebeck' effect, in which heat from the foot and cold from the ground effect thermoelectric modules to generate electricity.

Andrew Pearcey of Orange UK says: "Orange remain committed to researching exciting new energy sources that can be used on site to ensure people can stay in touch with their nearest and dearest.

"The Orange Power Wellies use clean and renewable energy to create valuable electricity ensuring festival goers can text and phone their mates for the duration of the weekend."

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