If you need to really concentrate on your work while stuck in an airport or are eager to find a quiet place to make a call or, then these new private booths may be just what you’re looking for.
The Jabbrrbox is a silent workspace that can be rented by the half hour available at New York’s LaGuardia. In the airport’s Central Terminal B, eight of the newly connected booths have been opened which is a hub for 15 million passengers every year.
They offer terminal maps, a camera for making calls, Wi-Fi, flight-tracking info, Bluetooth for hands-free calling, and most importantly, a guaranteed socket to charge your devices. If an important call cannot wait, they’re particularly useful for video conferencing or if a passenger needs somewhere private to speak away from the din of the airport.
Jabbrrbox chief executive Brian Hackathorn said: “With the advent of an increasingly mobile workforce, we recognized and have filled a large void in the market for a quiet technologically sound workspace that functions with all the amenities of the office in the public sphere. We offer an on-the-go workforce a private and connected space as a service. Our aim now is to further expand our presence to various public spaces throughout the U.S. According to him while everyone might carry tablets, smartphones, and laptops, sometimes people still needed old-fashioned privacy.
Between the constant flight announcements and the general hum of a busy airport, the buildings of terminal do not make for the most flexible work environment. Long layovers have to be faced by passengers between flights and they could be wanting to go somewhere they can go to enjoy some peace and quiet as they wait.