New MAGIC TROUSERS will charge your phone
You know what it’s like – you’ve spent so much time messing around with Twitter and Spotify and Facebook and Flappy Bird, that you’ve run out of battery to make an urgent call to the real people in your life.
But worry no more, because soon you will be able to charge your mobile phone - IN YOUR TROOSERS. Yes, this is an actual thing that is happening. Microsoft have been collaborating with fashion designer Adrien Sauvage to develop a pair of trousers that feature an in-built wireless charger for a Nokia DC-50 in the front pocket.
Mr Sauvage called the trousers ‘a wearable chino.’ (Well, you would hope that clothes would be wearable, eh?). However, he said the project involved a lot of ‘trial and error.’
‘Having something that you could wear without the technology feeling cumbersome was a challenge.’ He said. ‘It was also difficult to distribute the heat so that the wearer wouldn’t feel like they were in a sauna.’
But he managed it. Er, sort of. The only thing is, you can’t wash them in a machine. And they cost £200.
The magic charging trousers will be unveiled tonight at Mr Sauvage’s show in Bloomsbury, and will be available on Amazon soon. So if your battery is always dying, just pop your phone in your pocket and assume a look of intense concentration. Your friends will think you have special powers!
There are a few unanswered questions, though. What happens if you spill a pint on them? Do you go up like a rocket?