The most impactful and successful technology solves the basic conundrums. It provides an easily used and accessible solution that simplifies consumers’ experiences.
Case in point is Uber’s app. You’re trying to get home and there are no taxis to be found, nor can you find an ATM machine.
Through a quick app download, travellers can input where they want to go, identify the closest Uber driver and link their credit card details. Your driver will pick you up in seven minutes. Problem solved – the long journey home averted all through the help of an app.
What about the true traveller, where are the quick fixes for them? Yes, there are many apps that will allow you to check-in or get updates on whether or not your flight is delayed. The latest global survey from BuzzCity found approximately 27 percent of respondents use their mobile devices to check travel routes and destinations.
However, that’s not very much help if your mobile device is down to its last 10 percent of battery power and you forgot to pack your adaptor in your hand luggage. Perhaps you could read the newspaper or a book instead?
If only you had an easy way to charge your phone or tablet…
United Airlines have provided an answer with their newly completed VIP lounges – the United Global First Lounge and the United Club – at London Heathrow's new Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal.
Together, the two lounges occupy 22,000 square feet (2,043 square meters) of space and are located near the airline’s gates in Terminal 2’s satellite concourse. Both facilities feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the airfield, luxurious décor and vintage aviation-themed artwork.
Both will also offer complimentary food, drinks, Wi-Fi and ample USB charging outlets, 168 from MK Electric’s Edge range to be exact.
This means that the weary VIP traveller need not look far to charge any number of their mobile devices, which could be up to at least three or more according to a Smart Brief poll.
The new lounges set the scene for opulence and a VIP experience, which is why architects 3DReid and SCB turned to MK Electric’s Edge range to meet expectations. The faceplates were finished in Desert Bronze to match the luxurious look and feel United Airlines wanted to create for their customers.
Ultimately, USB charging holds a simple but powerful advantage for all travellers looking to find a little comfort while travelling.
A USB charging station could mean the difference between making a last phone call to a loved one, keeping yourself or your crying toddler occupied or sending that last email to your boss.
Finally, with USB charging there is a technology that solves a simple problem and saves your sanity, allowing you to arrive at your destination ready to hit the ground running.