After you’ve pahked your cahh in Hahvud Yahd, you might want to have a seat on one of the solar-powered benches being installed around Boston.
The city recently announced plans to launch these benches – called “Soofas” – that will allow pedestrians to recharge their mobile devices while they rest, according to Inhabitat. Developed by Charging Environments, a spin-off of the MIT Media Lab, they’ll be placed in green spaces such as Titus Sparrow Park, the Boston Common, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
The benches can charge two phones at a time, but that’s not all. They’ll also monitor environmental factors like air quality and noise levels. The Soofa was a product of the Verizon Innovation Program, which will also allow Bostonians to connect to the benches using Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Most of the Soofa locations have already been chosen, but the city government is asking residents for additional suggestions. If you live in Beantown and know of a good place to put one, tweet it to @newurbanmechs by July 11.