While I was leaving yoga class to begin my weekly errands, I ran into a spiffy piece of technology on the street corner. It’s a Wi-Fi stand, called LinkNYC, with the ability to charge your phone/laptop on the go. I know that in other parts of the world this is old news but I’m not yet jaded. And I know that even yours truly carries a portable charger for my phone. But for the forgetful and people who can’t be bothered to carry a charger this might be your answer. They’re in Beta testing, but I have definitely seen more than ten in the past two weeks and one was being fondled by a weird, glassy-eyed dude who I suppose was trying to get change out of it or lick the USB port, I’m not sure which.
Another feature is that LinkNYC can be used to make 911 calls and get directions. Pretty cool huh? Soon you won’t have the excuse of having a dead phone at the rate that these units are popping up all over town. I’ve spotted ones in Battery park City , Hell’s Kitchen, Union Square and Chelsea. A gold star to LinkNYC for keeping us charged up!
Does your city have an initiative like this? I want to hear about your city in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…