This is pretty cool: the other day I was strolling through the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, the triangle at 14th/Kenyon/Park, and spotted this gizmo. It's a bench that has a solar panel that powers a wi-fi hotspot and USB slots for charging your phone.
WTOP reported about it earlier in October, it's called a Soofa bench. The Department of Parks and Rec installed this one as a pilot project for 6 months and if enough people use them and they don't break, DPR will install more around the city.
Pretty neat idea. Has anyone used it?