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[RP] You Will Soon Be Able To Charge Your iPhone At A Bus Stop Near You

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The bus shelters, installed on bus routes in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston, offer a 5-volt battery powered USB port that allows users to charge mobile phones, music players and gaming devices. They form part of the soft drink brand’s ‘You’re Up’ campaign, underlining its message that it is formulated to provide a quick boost when you are on the go.
Not just iOS devices, anything that can be charged via a USB lead. How long before people start fighting over the ports when they're all taken? How long before they get vandalised?

Interesting idea non the less.

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lmao @ the vandalized part. I think they will get loose within a couple of months unless they make them super strong USB ports
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Someone is going to find a way to load malware on your phone with this, it's inevitable.
    
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Free electricity!?
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Free electricity!?
Suddenly, bus ticket prices rise!
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I'll pass.

I'm more excited for the battery that allows you to charge your phone with sound. Like yelling and the like.
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Sounds like a great opportunity for thieves to select the highest value targets.

Seriously, you don't display stuff like that in the open on any city bus. Whose brilliant idea was this?
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Free electricity!?
I doubt it. Although I guess it doesn't cost much to run, they would most probably tap the feed from the lighting system used to power the billboard and use a step down transformer or some other variant.

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I'll pass.

I'm more excited for the battery that allows you to charge your phone with sound. Like yelling and the like.

Imagine just how silly that would look.

Sat on the bus and all of a sudden someone just starts yelling at the top of their voice.
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Sounds like a great opportunity for thieves to select the highest value targets.

Seriously, you don't display stuff like that in the open on any city bus. Whose brilliant idea was this?
true...because someone will cause a massive virus spread through on eof these things causing the governments firewall to crash and everyone's SSN #s and eventually credit cards will get hacked cause they do mobile banking...

wow...i watched live free die hard last night and it shows lol
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

Imagine just how silly that would look.

Sat on the bus and all of a sudden someone just starts yelling at the top of their voice.
That's the exact quite of this article!

http://inhabitat.com/cell-phone-batt...yelling-at-it/
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