We will hopefully be interviewing InCharged, founder Jessica Gonzalez very shortly but ahead of that we thought we’d take a quick look at another spin on mobile phone charging kiosks.
- InFuse-A is a wall mountable or table top kiosk, with a 15 inch HD LCD Screen that can play commercials AND it can charge up to 10 phones simultaneously
- InVolved (coming soon) is a free standing cellphone kiosk with WiFi, Touch Screen, and Remote Monitoring
I slightly worry when I read some of the marketing fluff on their web site.
I quote “InCharged is a new advertising medium … We are in the process of turning a simple challenge of modern life – the urgent need people have to keep their smartphones and other mobile devices charged … into a fundamentally new way to advertise, attaching a marketing message to a genuinely appreciated service, charging stations, free to the end user”.
It’s not a ‘new advertising medium’ of course and the hope that a free ‘any deployment’ funded by advertising has been a pipe dream for many.
Let’s hope that the company joins an industry association, say for example the DPAA and learns from the mistakes of others.