Vodafone unveils high-tech Booster Brolly, signal boosting umbrella

By Leeky ¬∑ 11 replies
Jun 15, 2012
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  1. UK network provider Vodafone has unveiled a new multi-purpose, signal boosting umbrella aimed at summer festival revelers that they say improves your phone signal, charges your phone, can be used as a torch and keeps you dry in the typical…

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    Clever idea. Not sure how practical, but clever.
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Can't wait to hear the cost of this thing knowing it's a Vodafone product.
  4. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    Wish this would come in India, There is Vodafone in India also . I would be glad to use a signal boosting umbrella while going out of the house ! Great innovation ...
  5. doradhorror

    doradhorror TS Rookie Posts: 36

    And your cancer rates increase 10 fold
  6. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    Especially if you believe in urban myths, those things are scary!
  7. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    If it doesn't include a lightning arrestor, your cancer worries will be the least of your problems.
  8. nice would like that here in south africa
  9. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    This looks like an Item that has multiple applications besides keeping the rain off you. With just a slight tweeking of its design, just invert the umbrella, you could have a cellphone booster that you can roll out on camping or hikeing trips. It will be interesting to see how far they go with this.
  10. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Evangelist Posts: 451   +127

    So does this change your phone from a power cell in the Umbrella? Or does it charge using the wireless signals? Kind of like the way subs used to charge there batteries using long gain antenne and elf waves.
  11. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    Reminiscent of a trend when I was a lad (hey, wow man!) for pyramids made of card/styrofoam, which allegedly sharpened tomatos or ripened razors, if I remember correctly.
    Probably works on the same principle.
  12. If you think using an umbrella can cause cancer, think again.

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