Despite all the advances in mobile technology, even the best cell phones can't sustain a charge all night. (Especially not when you're calling, texting, and web surfing all at once.) In particular, bars and pubs are notorious for customers that abuse wall sockets and bartenders' stations for a quick charge.
But one day, the Juicebox might change things for the better. According to Mashable, this new brand of charging station has been in the prototype testing stages for a few weeks in the New York bar scene. They're easy to use, sleek-looking, and can charge just about any model cell phone that exists, displaying some impressively accessible technology.
While charging stations aren't exactly new, the Juicebox incorporates a safe payment and locking system that's tailored specifically for public hangouts. Anyone needing a charge simply has to swipe their credit card, choose their language, plug in their phone (iOS, Android, or Blackberry) into the open dock, and lock up afterward. Retrieving the phone is as simple as re-scanning the same card, and the system even recognizes when you leave your phone in the dock -- in case you're just checking your messages.
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