SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tricopian, Inc., a San Diego, California-based developer of the innovative FuelRod mobile charging service for smartphones and tablets, is pleased to add Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to the growing portfolio of airports offering its unique charge on-the-go service through its FuelRod SwapBox™ kiosks.
With nearly 60 million passengers annually, JFK is the sixth busiest airport and busiest international air passenger gateway in the U.S. However, finding an available electrical outlet to recharge a mobile device can be frustrating especially when needing to “fuel up” for a long international flight.
Now, travelers can simply go to a FuelRod SwapBox kiosk, purchase a FuelRod Mobile Charge Kit and power up with the included connectors. The kiosks are conveniently located pre-security in Terminal 1 at the food court and near Gates 3, 4 and 5. For those travelers going to Geneva (GVA), they’ll find FuelRod SwapBox kiosks at that airport as well as the adjoining Palexpo convention center and at tri-national Basel EuroAirport.
“We’re very pleased to offer this innovative service here at Terminal 1,” said Manoj Patel, Executive Director of Business Development and Finance for Terminal One Management, Inc. “Our travelers no longer need to tether themselves to a stationary outlet to charge up. They’ll have more time to shop, enjoy our restaurant offerings, and experience all our terminal has to offer all while charging on the go with FuelRod. I’m confident that our travelers – especially our international travelers – will appreciate the convenience of this affordable mobile charging solution.”
“We’re very pleased to add JFK, Terminal 1 as our 26th airport to deploy the FuelRod service here in the United States,” said Tricopian co-founder, Joe Yeagley. “It is our goal to ‘un-plug’ the traveling public, allowing them more freedom to take advantage of all the unique experiences each airport has to offer.”
The rechargeable FuelRod modules are small portable chargers that deliver up to 8 hours of talk time for an Apple® or Android™ smartphone or nearly 4 hours of usage for the average tablet. Each FuelRod kit, priced at just $20, comes with cables for all recent iPhone and Android devices. The modules can be exchanged for a fully charged unit free at any FuelRod kiosk worldwide or recharged via USB using the included cables.
FuelRod SwapBox kiosks are at a growing number of airports in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, FuelRod chargers can be purchased online at www.fuel-rod.com. FuelRod can be found on Twitter @FuelRodPower and on Facebook at FuelRodPower.
About Tricopian, Inc.
San Diego, California-based Tricopian, Inc. develops efficient and environmentally conscious solutions that provide power for portable battery-operated devices. Founded in 2011, the company offers battery solutions servicing a wide range of product applications from cell phones and tablets, to flashlights and remote-control toys. FuelRod™ is designed and manufactured by Tricopian, Inc., providing an innovative portable charging program that keeps batteries out of landfills to support a cleaner, more productive planet. For more information visit: www.fuel-rod.com.
About JFK Terminal 1
The current Terminal 1 was opened in 1998, at the direction of the Terminal One Group, a consortium of four key operating carriers: Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Lufthansa. This partnership was founded after the four airlines reached agreement that existing international carrier facilities were inadequate for their needs. Terminal 1 is able to handle Airbus A380 aircraft, and together with Terminal 4 has the capacity to carry the superjumbo aircraft.