Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Stuff: Crazy about phones - Episode II

Following the "Ooohs" and "Wowz" in the last Crazy About Phones story, I have decided to release a sequel. Spotted this in Seoul on a subway. There's more to it than just a plain ol' LCD screen used for advertising.

It's a mobile phone battery charger!

What you do is: Place your battery in one of the slots, which I assume will detect what terminals are on your phone, and swipe your T-Money card. The card is a reloadable cash card and available around town (Seoul). It's kinda like our My-Kad in Malaysia, and EZ-Link card in Singapore.

Charging takes 10 minutes, and costs 1,000 Won (USD$1).

I mean sure... you could go to a 7-11 here in Korea and get them to charge your phone for you for the same price. But charging a phone on the go in a subway ~ Neat!

7 Comments:

At February 07, 2006 11:54 AM, Blogger hteekay said...

cool!

 
At February 07, 2006 3:12 PM, Blogger Jo said...

wahlao..everywhere also charger around korea...KEWL!
sometimes i charge in the car..hahaha...last minute no choice..
dun hope msia will have this facility, soon or later all MIA or koyak for sure. u know what i mean right?*LOL*

 
At February 08, 2006 12:41 AM, Anonymous m@ri said...

Wow! getting more & more facinated with Korea after reading your blog. They do think of everything don't they? ;)

 
At February 08, 2006 9:29 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

hteekay: Actually... it's not cool, it's COLD! Snowing this morning. :P

jo: Sometimes I wished that there would be some civic consciousness in Malaysia!

m@ri: It just goes to show how important phones are to these people. :)

 
At February 08, 2006 1:56 PM, Blogger Jo said...

oh yeah..for come ppl..mobile phone is pretty much important for busienss purpose...missed out one call,, few thousand dollars gone..
anyway, too advance in technology, ppl prone to laziness? would take things for granted? or just being content and show concern or any appreciation?

 
At February 09, 2006 12:10 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Great idea, on a subway. What line? I haven't run into one of these before.

Speaking of subways... did you just buy tickets, or get the T-Money card? Recently, I got the "card" packaged as a handphone accessory. It's more convenient than pulling out my wallet - just plop the phone onto the turnstile sensor.

-Chris

 
At February 09, 2006 4:43 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Chris, I seriously can't remember. but if there's ever a scant shade of a memory left for a decent guess, I'd say it was the green line. I was going from Sinchon to Hongik I think...

You are right, not all lines have it. The orange one going towards Bundang doesn't have it.

 

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