Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:20 am.

The Juicebox: A secure, public phone charging station that doesn’t look like crap

From its FAQ:

How does it fit with my venue’s decor?

We’re former bartenders from some of Manhattan’s most upscale bars and restaurants, so we designed the Juicebox to be elegant and compact. At just over 2 1/2 feet tall and only a foot wide, its brushed aluminum detailing and soft-colored 8″ touch screen give it a polished, appealing aesthetic that fits in anywhere.

Smart and useful. Via Betabeat, which says it’s $1-$2 to charge right now — 20% of the price of a beer in New York.