Metro is partnering with MobileQubes to pilot a small network of kiosks offering customers portable battery packs, called Qubes, to charge their smartphones or tablets. Qubes will be available for rent or purchase at the following Metro locations:
•Los Angeles Union Station – East Portal
•Civic Center – Temple Street Mezzanine
•Pershing Square – 5th and Hill Street Mezzanine
•7th Street Metro Center – Figueroa Street Mezzanine
•North Hollywood – Lankershim Mezzanine
The pilot will last two years, during which time both Metro and MobileQubes will see if this amenity proves popular among riders.
Metro riders can rent a Qube for $4.99 for 24 hours (99 cents each day thereafter for up to one week) and take it with them throughout their daily journey. Once they are done charging, riders simply return the battery to any MobileQubes kiosk in the U.S. network. The battery will automatically be recharged and put back into inventory for other customers.
MobileQubes was created after company founders became frustrated with dying phones and carrying charging cords around looking for an opportunity to squeeze a little more juice into their phone batteries. MobileQubes’ self-service, fully automated kiosks give smartphone users power where they need it — on-the-go and in their hands. No cords, no stopping, no problem.
MobileQubes continues to grow its national network so other locations can be found on their website www.mobilequbes.com or on any kiosk by clicking the map icon.