“With the aim to provide a more complete service to users of our solar-powered street furniture, we take pride in announcing a partnership with Aircharge wireless charging solutions. Our utmost wish is to make communication as easy as possible. And what could be easier than just placing your mobile phone on a bench to top up its battery? From now on, all of our charging units will be enhanced with at least two wireless chargers developed by Aircharge. This will enable users who do not happen to have a charging cable to plug into a USB port, or alternatively those who do not want to plug their mobile devices into inbuilt charging cords, to simply place their Qi compatible and certificated mobile devices on the designated area on the bench to start charging.
Strawberry energy and Aircharge share the same vision: to provide a more convenient and easy to use charging experience for people while away from home in public environment. The cooperation between our two companies is a natural step towards delivering added value for people in our cities”, said Milos Milisavljevic, Strawberry Energy CEO.
“We foster better communication by harnessing clean solar energy, but we do not stop there. We are attentive to what our users and clients have to say and act upon in line with what we hear and learn from them. That is how the idea of implementing Aircharge came to be. People can now feel at ease while their Qi compatible mobile phone is charging on the Strawberry Smart Bench. The wireless charging pad also goes to say that there will be much less maintenance, with no cables to be replaced.”
“Strawberry energy smart benches are a crucial addition to the wireless power ecosystem”, said Ryan Sanderson, Commercial Development Manager at Aircharge and chair of the Infrastructure Applications Group (IAG) for the Wireless Power Consortium. “These solutions offer a self-sustainable off-grid system which generates 100% of its energy from renewable sources, allowing consumers to top up their batteries in the way which tends to be friendly to the environment”.
The very first Strawberry smart bench in NT park in Belgrade
The cooperation will be extended online, as users of the Aircharge wireless charging locator app will have a more densely covered network of charging points with the addition of Strawberry Smart Bench locations. The Strawberry energy app will also feature the Aircharge logo. As both Aircharge and Strawberry energy networks increase, availability of energy will no longer be a serious issue in London.
If your mobile phone does not seem to have wireless charging capabilities, do not despair, Aircharge has a range of wireless charging accessories on the ready which can be used to charge almost any phone including MFi (made for iPhone) certified phone cases.
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Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.