Just before the launch of iPhone 7, a question appeared – how long will it be able to run without recharging. Let’s be honest, 1% battery or lack of Internet access press everyone’s buttons. SEEDiA, a Polish startup, has created a product that allows phone charging and provides wireless Internet.
The product itself is not obvious – it’s a bench working as hotspot, powered by solar panels and equipped with USB ports (own cable is required for charging), beacons and a battery.
For parks and for office spaces
SEEDiA is an original project by Piotr Hołubowicz, a 26-year-old engineer and a well-known startup activist Artur Racicki, founder of Social WiFi and CEO of Pozytywnie.pl, a digital agency.
Currently there are 2 bench models and a charging station available.
– The benches are eco-friendly – they utilize solar energy thus do not emit CO2. That’s one of the reasons cities and energy industry are highly interested in them, says Artur Racicki.
The first model is mostly for outdoor locations, equipped with a bike stand, while the second one is slender, meant for office spaces and shopping malls. Benches are ca. 1,5m long and 1,2m high, including special space for customer branding.