Full Battery Life Now Possible in the Great Outdoors
It's become a common scene: a mass of people hovering around one of few available outlets in an airport or train station. The demand for outlets is ever increasing, and Legrand and Landscape Forms have teamed up to bring connectivity to a zone that particularly lacks it: the outdoors.
The two brands have released a line of charging stations called Outdoor Power. While technically suitable for indoor use, the all-weather stations are envisioned for exposed environments, whether private backyards or public landscapes. Legrand and Landscape Forms believe the product is ideal for commercial applications and would support the creation and proliferation of outdoor workspaces.
The units contain both USB and GFCI outlets, so iPhones and laptops are both fair game. Three add-ons are available for actually storing small devices as they charge: a transparent door, opaque door with locks, and side-mounted shelves can be installed.
Two of the station models feature an LED strip that helps illuminate outdoor spaces at night. Made of powder-coated aluminum, they are built to withstand rain, snow, and wind, among other conditions.
Due to UL requirements, the door covering the outlets must stay closed, but cords can pass through the bottom of the door when it's in the closed position.
The product is available in three shades—black, bronze, and silver—and three heights. One model includes an LED accent light and one has a larger area light.