The ChargeBox – no battery – no problem

One of the problems with carrying a load of gadgets around is the fear that one may run out of gadget juice and you’ve left your charger at home (or there’s nowhere to plug it in). The UK company BoxBrands have come up with a novel solution that will be appearing all over the UK anytime soon, the ChargeBox.

The ChargeBox is kind of what it sounds, a box you put your gadget in (mobile, iPod, PDA etc.) and leave it to charge. The box is a secure locker, so when you’re running out of juice put your gadget in a ChargeBox, insert a pound, lock the secure box and then pop to the pub for 40 minutes whilst your gadget charges. Is that useful or what?

BoxBrands plans to put the ChargeBox in various locations throughout the UK, sensibly like:

  • Airports – You need a fully charged iPod on any long-haul flight
  • Railway stations,
  • Cinemas – No need for your mobile whilst watching a film
  • Shopping centres
  • Festivals – You don’t generally find many sockets in farmers fields so this could be really useful.

Toby Staveley the MD of BoxBrands said

“They can be installed anywhere, and are both safe and easy to use”,
“We plan to roll them out all over the country so that they will soon be everywhere.
“ChargeBoxes will be popular with people who need to use their phone as a matter of emergency or who unexpectedly
run out of charge on their ipods.
“Nowadays people go out without arranging where to meet and move on at a whim. Having no battery can be critical without
it you get left behind. We believe people will find ChargeBoxes a real life saver.”

You can find a bit more info at ChargeBox and we’ll try to report again as soon as we find a live one.

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