Two entrepreneurs are repurposing London’s famous red phone booths. Kirsty Kenney and Harold Craston, graduates from London’s School of Economics, formed a company called Solarbox, to transform the discarded phone booths into charging stations for all kinds of mobile devices. The project started last year but is first gearing up now.
How cool is that? I wish we had charging stations in the United States. There is more good news for Londoners. Each booth will feature a solar panel so that three hours of sun a day will keep Solarbox operational for a year. This is made possible by an integrated battery that is capable of storing energy for additional use.
I hear that a 10 minute charge will increase a phone’s battery life by 20 per cent. One caveat! Users will be forced to watch advertisements with the booth while their devices charge. I can’t imagine people complaining about that once they learn the service is free