Gallery: Richard Nicoll, Vodafone Create World’s First Phone-Charging Hand...

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Birkins of the world, eat your heart out. Richard Nicoll’s phone-charging tote is about to become the new “It” accessory. A collaboration between the British designer and telecommunications giant Vodafone, the battery-powered carryall is capable of juicing a smartphone or tablet on the go—no muss, no fuss, and no frantic searches for a power outlet. The bag itself charges magnetically through induction, storing enough electricity for a couple of day’s worth of use, according to Nicoll, who debuted it with his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection in February. “We wanted to create a collaborative product that fused fashion and technology,” he says in a press release. “Vodafone helped bring this idea alive in a way that we never could have done ourselves.”

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2 Responses to “Richard Nicoll, Vodafone Create World’s First Phone-Charging Handbag”

  1. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    Let’s hope the next version uses solar panels!

  2. Sarita (@@saritacoren) says:

    RE Jasmin Malik Chua’s comment: You mean something like this solar powered bag? http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Deluxe-Solar-Power-Cell-Phone-Charger-Bag/4832046/product.html

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