I always wondered why there weren’t more plugs and outlets by airport terminals? I guess it was to leave room for sponsors to pick that up. Yesterday, I was at Newark, terminal C112, and I saw one of these Samsung Charing Stations:

Charging Station

It seems to have been installed at Newark in late August:

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the installation of 50 charging stations at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The charging stations have been installed throughout Terminals A, B and C.

I think it is a great branding move. You see banner ads all over airports, but for people with dead cell phones, this is a memorable piece, at least for now.

These charging stations are at other airports also including 54 stations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 51 stations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 12 stations at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), 18 stations at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 22 stations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), along with eight Samsung Mobile Travel Centers at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and others.

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  1. laura lippay
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    Thank GOD for these things. I consider myself a pro at finding outlets at airports. In fact, I can tell you where every outlet is in the Southwest terminals at LAX & SFO. It gets a little weird when you’re scowling at someone because they’re sitting in the seat where the only outlet is.

    SFO SW terminal does have a couple of similar charging stations that they’ve had for a few years, but not monetized via advertising. At some of the smaller airports you still have to look under and behind people’s seats. Make them wonder what you’re looking for…

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