China has street lamps that we should all have, if the photos can be believed. According to MicGadget, pictures have been posted online of a street light outside the Nanking University in China that offers eight different types of charging cables so that everyone can charge their smartphones.
Street lamp found to store smartphone charging cables, reportedly charges iPhone up in 10 minutes
The street light is able to charge the iPhone, Lumia and Xperia handsets, plus others. The person who took the photos of the street light said that she chargers her phone very fast. In fact she claims that it takes just 10 minutes to almost charge her iPhone up fully. Of course the speed at which your phone would charge would all depend on the type of the handset. The iPhone is the only one called out by name. The person also said that this is not the only phone charging lamp post; there are others in many places in China.
What everyone is now asking is if the photo is a fake image and why there are charging cables inside a street lamp? Maybe we should catch the next plane and head over to China to find out for ourselves. If you had a street light outside your house that could charge your devices super-fast, imagine how much time you could save.
Do you think this is something that should be implemented here in the US? We already saw a recent report which suggested that the cost of charging smartphone and tablet is minimal. For instance, if you charged your iPad every other day, your electricity bill by the end of the year would only be $1.36.