One of the more successful innovations to come out of Croatia in the last few years has been the smart bench.
In a relatively short period of time the Croatian company behind the ‘world’s best smart street bench’, Include, founded by young 21-year-old inventor Ivan Mrvoš, have managed to see their benches placed in 13 countries on 4 continents and in 5 capital cities – Zagreb, Sarajevo, Prague, Bratislava, and Astana.
The Steora bench hides a wireless charger for advanced mobile devices – integrated with an acrylic glass cover – while it also offers two regular USB ports, together with a Wi-Fi access point. Users can charge their phones and connect to the Internet.
The benches, which provides LED night light, can be installed anywhere as long as it exposed to some natural light. Over the day all energy goes into a strong battery system which ensures that the bench can work normally even if there is no sun for few days.
If you are in Croatia and are keen to know where the smart benches are located so you can charge your phone/tablet/watch/drone and use free Wi-Fi – check out the map put together by Include of more than 100 Steora smart benches in Croatia HERE.
(Follow directions on the map to get exact locations)