The new Smartphone Insulator with Recco Reflector from German mountaineering brand Salewa will keep your phone warm, and you safe!
We’ve all been there: You wake up in your tent on a frosty morning, reach for your phone and find a block of ice with no battery – doh!
This is because the battery in your phone relies on chemical reactions to keep the juice flowing. As temperatures fall, these reactions slow down, and the output of the battery drops precipitously.
A Sleeping Bag for your Phone
My usual technique to counter this effect is to sleep with my phone in my sleeping bag. It’s roughly effective, though I always worry about rolling over and waking up to a cracked screen…
The solution? Your phone’s very own sleeping bag!
The Salewa Smartphone Insulator with Recco Reflector is a waterproof and protective phone protector, but insulated with Tirol Wool. This traps heat generated by the battery, and thus keeps those reactions churning and your phone working for longer.
Warm and Safe
A nice additional touch is the addition of a Recco Reflector stitched into the base of the case.
Salewa developed the pouch in collaboration with Recco and Mountain Rescue, to add an extra level of security for its users.
A Recco Reflector enables search and rescue helicopters equipped with a Recco Detector to locate you should you run into trouble in the mountain.
The detector emits a powerful radar signal, like the beam of a torch.
When the signal hits the reflector, it bounces back to the detector and points the rescuer in the direction of the casualty.
As the detector gets closer to the reflector, the returned-signal gets stronger, allowing the rescuer to precisely pinpoint the location.
Salewa Smartphone Insulator with Recco Reflector
The Salewa Smartphone Insulator with Recco Reflector is available now for €30.00 in a range of colours throughout Europe and the US.