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Orange Power Pump – let foot power charge your mobile phone


orangepowerpump2 small1 Orange Power Pump   let foot power charge your mobile phone

Mobile phone service Orange has launched its innovative Orange Power Pump which utilises air pressure from a conventional airbed foot pump to charge up your mobile phone. Of course it’s all a marketing gimmick for the upcoming Glastonbury Festival, but still it’s an interesting idea. The idea is you thump the pump, the pump drives the air, the air powers a charger which fills the phone with juice. Simple eh? Five minutes of talk time from the amount of pumping it would take to fill a pillow.

orangepowerpump small1 Orange Power Pump   let foot power charge your mobile phone

 A compact camping accessory which fits all handsets, the Orange Power Pump measures 154mm by 129mm with a height of 47mm making it no bigger than a packet of Wet Wipes, is lightweight and easy to fit into your rucksack. Encased in sleek black housing, the turbine can generate enough energy to power 5 minutes of call time in the time it takes to inflate a pillow.

 Orange Power Pump   let foot power charge your mobile phone

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • John A

    "… no bigger than a packet of Wet Wipes"

    Uh, the wipes I use are packaged to about one inch square and one-16th or less inch thick: this pump looks a bit larger than two 100-count packages of them. Perhaps they mean "smaller than a bidet?"

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