Wednesday, March 10, 2010

For your convenience . . . almost

A couple of years ago, I wrote admiringly about ubiquitous cell phone charging stations in Iceland, where you could automatically pay a small charging fee and securely leave your phone behind to be charged while you did something else. So you can imagine my pleasure at seeing this complimentary charging station, sponsored by CNBC, at a Florida airport (after my check-in below).

But I guess you can't always expect to get something for nothing. Many of the connector cables were out of service, rendering the charging station useless -- and not a great reflection on the sponsor.

1 comment:

emt.dan said...

I saw that exact charging station over two months ago, and it was in similar disrepair. It really is a shame that even over months, either repairs were never made, or travelers are extremely destructive.