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According to research one-third of travellers forget their electrical chargers when on the road
It causes grief for them and hotel reception staff who are asked for such a device only to find that the one or two that are kept under the counter have been already lent out.
Travelodge, the UK-based budget hotel chain, has come up with a solution. This revolutionary new gizmo is called ”SynCh”, a small, lightweight multi-charger that allows users to even charge two electrical devices at the same time.
The compact device is just 12 cm long, weighs 50 grams and has a retractable cable. The ”SynCh” comes complete with connectors and allows a whole list of devices to be plugged in: mobile phones, Mp3 players, iPods, Blackberry, Bluetooth headsets, games consoles and PDA”s. It also has a USB 2.0 capability which allows users to transfer data, documents, photographs, video and play-lists between devices and computers and laptops.
The ”SynCh” is being piloted in ten of the most popular Travelodges with a free-of-charge offer for the duration of the stay. Purchase is just £20 ($38).
Travelodge chief operating officer Guy Parsons said: ”Travelodge is always looking at new low cost ways of making our customers” lives easier. Our receptionists get many requests for spare chargers, as it is common for customers to leave theirs at home. It's impossible to stock a wide range of electrical gadget chargers but with the ”SynCh” we can now offer this unique service at a low cost.”
Travelodge research also showed that 89% of Brits constantly carry a charger and more than one in ten carry two everyday. The mobile phone charger was voted the top charger people hate carrying around with them at 63%.