Boston’s solar-powered benches can charge your phone

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Visitors at select Boston-area parks will soon be able to sit, relax, and charge their mobile devices. Dubbed “Soofas,” these solar-powered benches will also disseminate location-based information such as noise, temperature, and air pollution levels through a website, according to Yahoo Tech. The high-tech amenity was first piloted in 2013, and has since been upgraded to include a larger seating area and the ability to plug in two phones simultaneously via USB. In the future, Soofas may feature inductive charging stations similar to those being deployed in Starbucks outlets through out the US.

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