We've all been there: you need to make a call and the battery in your phone is near death. And there's nary an outlet in sight - or you're in a foreign airport and your charger plug doesn't fit anyway.
Newport Beach, Calif.-based ChargeAll offers a way out: a universal wireless charging kiosk. It's a tall cabinet with several bays that contain several plugs and a charging plate. It's designed to be a public charging station in hotel lobbies, airports and the like.
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To use it, open the bay, plug the phone or tablet into a cord or leave it on the charging plate. The machine asks you to put in a password for your bay so you can pick up the phone later without worrying about theft. The wireless charging is a big plus if you happen to own a phone or device that has a new or unique connector. (I'm looking at you, Apple.)
The kiosk bay glows in different colors to show when the device is fully recharged: it starts off red, turns yellow and then green. At that point, you just enter the password and retrieve the phone.