You push your way to the front of the crowd just in time to catch your favourite artist hitting the stage. Success. But when their set ends — you’re suddenly in horror.
Your friends are nowhere to be found and your phone’s now dead.
What do you do?
This is a problem two Queens University students set out to solve with their company SWFT Charge. Founded by Greg Fedele and Ben Caranci in 2016, they provide portable phone chargers for events — specifically music festivals.
If you attended FVDED In The Park, Shambhala or any other major music festival this summer, there’s a good chance the team was there to keep your phone alive.
Unlike the often bulky portable chargers that some festival-goers log around, SWFTCharge packs the same punch into a light finger-sized workhorse, which you can conveniently find at a SWFTCharge stand or pre-order before going to your festival of choice.
You might see other phone charging stations, but every festival lover knows that a missed opportunity to snap a pic of their favorite artist is higher on the list of regrets than… well, just about anything. You won’t have to worry about that with SWFT Charge, whose portable phone chargers can come along with you and your phone to enjoy the music.
How much for this life-saving service? $35 for the weekend, $20 for the day, plus you can save 10% when you pre-order online and pick-up at the festival. Plus anytime the charger dies, customers can swap it for a new one at any festival booth (like a free refill).
Keep your eye out for the black SWFT Charge tent next festival, and you might just save yourself a little bit of anxiety, and your beloved phone from a tragic death.