How many times have you been out at a restaurant or bar–worried that your smartphone is running out of juice? For most smartphone owners that scenario occurs far more often than they’d like–especially if you’re trying to meet with friends and you’re waiting for a call or text. For me, as a parent, it’s crucial that my smartphone stay charged while I’m out–especially if my wife and I are out together on a date night–so that the kids can reach us in an emergency.
I’ve tested a variety of portable chargers and I do try to carry one with me most of the time. The challenge is keeping the portable charger charged. There’s nothing worse than running out of juice on your smartphone and plugging it into your portable charger to find out the portable charger is also dead.
ChefCharger has a possible solution for this dilemma. Restaurants and bars can put these stylish and innovative little gadgets out on the tables and counters for patrons to use. They’re aesthetically pleasing and also serve an actual purpose–whether as a coaster, salt and pepper shaker holder, or ambiance lighting.
Starbucks is supposedly blazing trails with wireless charging in its ubiquitous coffee shops, but I have yet to actually see wireless charging available in any Starbucks I’ve visited. This seems like a more practical solution that restaurants, bars, and coffee shops can embrace.
Check out this video and let the restaurants and bars you visit know that you’d like to have these devices available when you visit: