SOURCE: Tricopian, LLC

Tricopian, LLC

November 19, 2015 08:10 ET

FuelRod Mobile Charger Kiosks Land at Major Airports

AIRMALL and FuelRod Team Up to Keep Travelers Charged-Up When Traveling Through Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Boston Airports

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2015) - Tricopian, a San Diego, California-based developer of the innovative FuelRod mobile device charger, announces that its FuelRod "SwapBox™" kiosks are now available at AIRMALLs in the Cleveland (CLE) and Pittsburgh (PIT) airports with Baltimore-Washington (BWI) coming online in time for the holiday travel season followed by Boston (BOS) in the very near future. FuelRod's kiosks are conveniently located in terminals near boarding gates and near food courts. The FuelRod's self-serve "SwapBox" provides travelers with ready-to-use, grab-and-go mobile device chargers that eliminate the need for charging at airport's electrical outlets. 

Travelers simply locate an automated FuelRod kiosk, purchase a FuelRod charging kit complete with cables and adaptors and they're ready to fuel-up their mobile device. The rechargeable FuelRods are small portable chargers that deliver up to eight hours of talk time for an Apple® or Android™ smartphone or nearly four hours of usage for a tablet. When the charger is empty, the FuelRod can be exchanged free of charge at a FuelRod SwapBox self-serve kiosk for a fresh, fully fueled, ready-to-use charger. For additional convenience, users can recharge the FuelRod on their own through the provided USB cable.

Retail management at these four airports is handled by AIRMALL USA, which has one of the highest per-passenger spends of all airports in North America and continues to earn industry accolades for innovation and customer service.

"When we first heard of the FuelRod 'Power as a Service' program, we had to take a look," said Jaime Daly, CEO of AIRMALL USA. "We're all about being a game-changer in passenger experience. The FuelRod automated kiosks are a fun and convenient way to keep travelers' mobile devices charged. Not being chained to an electrical outlet gives them the freedom to experience all the great food and retail services these airports offer. This is a win-win."

FuelRod chargers are priced at just $20 each with free unlimited exchanges. Each FuelRod kit includes connectors for both Android and Apple-based devices. Once used, the FuelRod module can be recharged using any standard USB outlet. It can also be quickly exchanged at any FuelRod SwapBox kiosk for a fresh, fully fueled, ready-to-use charger.

"Working with AIRMALL USA to incorporate our FuelRod program at these airports has been a great experience," said Tricopian co-founder, Joe Yeagley. "They are true professionals with a mission to provide the best product and service for travelers in some of the world's best airports. We're on track to deploy our FuelRod 'Power as a Service' in major airports across the U.S. and our partnership with AIRMALL has provided us with a significant boost."

To celebrate the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving holiday, customers can receive $2.00 off their FuelRod purchase by using the code "PIE" at any U.S. kiosk through November 29, 2015. Additional promotions will be available for Black Friday and throughout the Holiday season.

Travelers can find the FuelRod SwapBox kiosks at a growing number of airports in the U.S. and Europe. FuelRod chargers can also be purchased online at www.fuel-rod.com. FuelRod can also be found on Twitter @FuelRodPower and on Facebook at FuelRodPower.

About Tricopian, LLC

San Diego, California-based Tricopian, LLC develops efficient and environmentally conscious solutions that provide power for portable battery-operated devices. Founded in 2010, 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, LLC as 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 AIRMALL® USA

AIRMALL USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast high per passenger spends and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmall.com.

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