How many times do you hear the statement (or excuse), “my phone died” uttered every day? Our guess, it’s a lot. To address this, Hoplite Power has built a network of kiosks that offer universal rechargeable battery packs that you can take from place to place to ensure you have power on-the-go. The kiosks are perfect for high traffic locations and venues including sports arenas, stadiums, and theme parks, where it’s estimated that 750 million people visit each other. For a few dollars, Hoplite ensures you have enough juice to Insta, Snap, or Facetime all the time.
AlleyWatch sat down with cofounder and CEO Jordan Mayerson to learn more about the inspiration for Hoplite Power, the company’s first installation at Citi Field, and future plans.
Tell us about the product or service that Hoplite Power offers.
We’ve developed a solution for the constant problem of being out of juice on your phone whenever it seems like it’s the worst possible moment.
We’ve created kiosks offering universal rechargeable battery packs that you can then take from place to place. Think of it as a bike-share – but instead of sharing bikes you’re sharing battery packs. Our second-generation kiosks will actually recharge the batteries on the inside making the operation even more streamlined.
How is Hoplite different?
The way we view ourselves is that we created something that services the needs of all parties involved – whether it be the consumer who is looking to charge their phone or the venue or business in which one of our kiosks is installed. The vended battery pack guarantees visitors’ phones are fully charged. You can access the charger when you need it. You don’t need to bring a charger with you or find an outlet. You don’t need to bring an external battery pack with you everywhere you go. Rent a battery pack and move about your business.