Leave Your House Without Having To Worry About Low Battery - How New Startup ChargeItSpot Works


In the most dire "1%" battery moments prompt us into flat-out desperation mode -- worst case scenario, you'd kill for a charger and outlet, wouldn't you? - Douglas Baldasare is here to help. He founded ChargeItSpot, a startup that is designed to keep you from mourning the (temporary) death of your phone while lending a helping hand to retailers as well.

ChargeItSpot, Baldasare says, addresses two problems with a service to provide a classic win-win situation.

Baldasare's company places charging kiosks in different places, mainly stores, that can be used by customers. While they're shopping and taking care of business, ChargeItSpot replenishes their phone batteries in miniature lockers until the owner returns for their device.

The idea for ChargeItSpot is one that Baldasare says came to him after he broke a cardinal rule -- thou shalt not sleep without charging your phone. The inevitably frustrating situation made him question, is there a better way?

Now with his business, he's effectively answering his own question, and with moderate success experienced in the Philadelphia area (Baldasare has placed ten charging stations around the University of Pennsylvania campus), it's pretty easy to envision a world in which ChargeItSpot spreads quickly.

With customers able charge their phones in a safe way and free of charge while they, for example, shop, eat dinner or watch a movie, all helping store owners to benefit, the qestion of whether ChargeItSpot can take off seems not to be a matter of "if," but rather "when?".