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This Plant Can Charge Your Smartphone

Another reason to go green.

05/08/2016 15:50

This plant can actually charge your smartphone using nothing more than its own ability to collect the sun’s energy.

The innovation comes courtesy of Barcelona-based company Arkyne Technologies who say their smart plant pot can charge your phone overnight.

It’s called the Bioo Lite and it contains some rather nifty tech which makes the chemical transfer from energy collected by the planet into usable electricity which can then charge a smartphone to full again.

Watch the video above to learn more about the technology.

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