Phone-Charging Benches Offer Power In Public Spaces

Phone-Charging Benches Offer Power In Public Spaces
Design

Seat-e is a piece of smart solar-powered urban architecture with multiple functions

Ross Brooks
  • 7 november 2013

It’s hard to get excited about new park benches, but those at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston are a pair of solar-powered seats that can charge your cellphone, connect to the internet, and provide ambient lighting at night. Known as the “seat-e,” the benches have proven a hit with the locals, even if many of them struggled to figure out what the benches were for at first.

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