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Designer Creates A Bag That Charges Your Mobile Devices On-The-Go
By Anthea Quay, 04 Apr 2012
As part of London Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Showcase, Vodafone has teamed up with British designer Richard Nicoll—who freelanced for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton before starting his eponymous label—to create a bag that is capable of charging mobile devices.
For tech-savvy fashionistas, the revolutionary handbag allows its users to plug in and power up their Blackberries, iPhones, iPads and Android phones on the go, via a cable on the inner pocket of the purse.
According to The Telegraph, this solves one’s “nomophobic woes”—which stands for “no-mobile-phone-phobia”.
The recharging tote bag itself must be first charged, via a magnetic induction cable that magnetically attaches to the outside of the bag.
But once the handbag’s battery is fully charged, it can charge handheld devices for at least two full days.
Additionally, when its users receive a call or message, a Bluetooth-activated LED ‘accessory’ on the outside of the bag illuminates to notify you.
“This is the second season that we’ve partnered with Vodafone and we wanted to create a collaborative product that fused technology and fashion, and that was relevant for both of us—so we came up with the idea of doing a charging bag that charges your mobile device on the go, which is especially relevant for my collection this season, because it's all about the notion of work and all its facets in modern times,” Nicoll told The Telegraph.
The tote bag was created as part of Nicoll’s ‘Modern Times’ line, and was developed in association with leather goods company Tusting.
And because we live in a technologically-advanced world, where everyone is always on their phones, such a bag is in demand—and it will be on sale by the end of spring. In anticipation…
[via Fashioning Technology]
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