These brilliant AnkerBox battery charger kiosks are all over China
SourceThese AnkerBoxes seem like a pretty neat idea. They’ve been installed all over China, and they essentially give users the ability to rent a portable charging pack.
The whole concept, according to Technode Founder Gang Lu, is called power bank sharing. Using WeChat, the exceedingly popular social platform, users scan the QR Codes on the power banks. They then select the device they’re using and receive a powerpack that can charge their phone.
The first half hour of charging is free, but they’ll charge around 15 cents per hour after that up to a maximum charge of $1.50 per day.