With smartphones becoming so essential to everyday life for most people keeping your device charged is always an issue. So how do you keep your device charged on the go? Well you could buy a battery pack, mobile charger, even a solar powered mobile charger. But if you’re feeling really adventurous (and you’re female or just like cross-dressing) then you could wear a solar dress! Fashion designer Pauline Van Dongen recently showed-off her wearable solar dress, designed to keep you and your devices powered on the go. Her startup Wearable Solar certainly has some interesting potential. However, I can’t imagine many ladies would want to be seen in that monstrosity pictured above, let’s hope she has some more low-key designs up her sleeve!
Pauline Van Dongen explained the inspiration of her wearable solar idea to TechCrunch:
One of them is the fact that we highly depend on connectivity. We’re all addicted to our smartphones and we want them constantly powered, and the better our batteries get, the more we’ll use them. And at the same time, working as a werable tech designer, I know the difficulties when integrating these kind of bulky batteries that don’t allow for any comfort or wearability. So that’s why I thought, why not power your phone through your clothes? And eventually power other interactive qualities that our garments are becoming a platform for.
Image courtesy of Pauline Van Dongen