The Vodafone Booster Brolly by Kenneth Tong uses a clever combination of high gain antenna and low power signal repeater to catch radio waves from a Vodafone transmitter, before dispersing a very low intensity signal, creating a small “signal shower”, just above users’ heads. It connects their phones to the network, and even boosts the signal of other Vodafone customers around them.
The solar panels that line the Vodafone Booster Brolly’s surface are vital for powering the phone re-charger inside, but even after Dr Tong sourced flexible non-silicon versions from China, it proved difficult to actually attach them to the umbrella. The result is a hand-sewn canopy, stitched together with a dozen two volt panels powering a battery that can either charge a mobile, or operate a torch to help find your tent at night.
The Vodafone Booster Brolly has been developed in conjunction with Vodafone UK VIP program which gives Vodafone customers access to great experiences at some of the biggest festivals.
Bryan Berg has an extraordinary ability to stack playing cards making and imitating tall and large buildings which are famous around the globe. Hence, he has been holding the Guinness World record for the Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards since 1992.
To recognize his work, Guinness World Records also created a new category in 2004 and that is the World's Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards. Berg continues to break his own world records with his intricate and sensational designs. Bryan Berg duplicated many of the well-known landmarks worldwide such as New York skyline and Cinderella's castle. His largest work till date is a card recreation of the Venetian Macau Resort-Hotel. With this, he broke his own world record by using 4,000 decks or an amazing 219,000 individual cards, placed on top of each other over a period of 44 days.