updated 04:35 pm EDT, Wed July 18, 2007
LAX charging stations
In an unusual promotional move, all terminals of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now have charging stations installed by Samsung. There are 51 stations in total, each consisting of an 8.5-foot pole with four outlets. The stations are wired for portable electronics that run on US voltage (120V), which includes devices such as laptops, cellphones and more. Shelves on the poles hold the devices. There is no immediate fee for using one of the stations, but since Samsung is not paying for the power they consume, the cost may indirectly require higher terminal fees.