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Solar-Powered Smart Bench Charges Phones, Connects to WiFi

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Clever idea
Elizabeth M   8/4/2014 8:15:20 AM
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I know exactly what you mean, Pubudu. I am lucky that I live in a relatively quiet place and don't need to be so mobile-device-connected. But still it feels like too necessary of an evil sometimes.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   8/4/2014 8:02:15 AM
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Yes, smartphone batteries aren't what feature-phone batteries used to be. Though it's nice to think of life without always being connected, it's almost impossible in the modern world. So this is definitely helpful to the busy urbanite.

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Elizabeth M   8/4/2014 7:43:52 AM
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Yes, these benches will probably be more expensive but those costs could ndeed be supplemented by advertising, kaimagpie. There are also as you point out other potential uses for this technology as it evolves.

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Re: Not for Asia.............................
shehan   7/31/2014 7:50:39 PM
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@Pubudu – I think there would definitely be a solution for this. You could charge your phone quickly with a bit more amperage than the traditional charger. Additionally these solar panels could be located outside where you will be sitting inside having a snack while charging.  

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shehan   7/31/2014 7:48:04 PM
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@Pubudu – today when purchasing a mobile no one check for specifications to see if we can make calls, most of us check the Operating System , RAM, CPU, GPU etc. Today the expectation from a mobile phone has changed. 

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Charles Murray   7/31/2014 7:30:30 PM
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I agree it's a clever idea, Liz. When you sit on a bench in summertime, it's amazing how hot it can get. We might as well put that energy to good use.

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Not for Asia.............................
Pubudu   7/31/2014 1:18:01 PM
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True Idea is pretty cool,
But shehan, this will not suit to the Asian countries, simply because I do not want to wait till my pone charged under the sun without any shelter thou my phone is ded.

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Pubudu   7/31/2014 1:08:00 PM
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Elizabeth Thanks to sharing this novel news as usual, any way I would agree with your fist point
Mobile phones came to the market to be connected with the people when ever want it, But now it seems to be that we are connected to the phones than the people.

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shehan   7/31/2014 12:07:11 PM
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Its amazing to see how the solar panels could be embedded to furniture and other frequently used places to help mobile users.

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shehan   7/31/2014 12:03:32 PM
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@Elizabeth- yes today we cannot survive without smartphones. Just imagine our busy life without it. These modern smartphones needs much power throughout the day. Energy efficient ways of charging is the only way to support the environment.

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