Boston Park Benches Double as Phone Chargers

The solar-powered benches, known as Soofas, are popping up in Boston's Titus Sparrow Park and the oldest park in the country, Boston Common, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

In addition to charging electronic devices, the benches also “connect wirelessly to the Internet to upload local environmental data such as air quality and noise levels, as well as information on how much energy is being generated.” The startup’s co-founder and CEO says a number of cities have expressed interest in having Soofas.

Jul 08 2014