San Diego-based Tricopian is expanding FuelRod to the Pacific Northwest as it rolls out its SwapBox kiosks at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

The initial rollout features four locations, near Gates A1-A2, C16, D1 and Baggage Claim 9 at SEA, with additional kiosks planned. 

The rechargeable FuelRods extend the usage and talk time for Apple or Android smartphones, as well as iPads and tablets. Each FuelRod kit comes with cables for all recent Apple and Android devices and used FuelRods can be exchanged for fully charged replacements at any kiosk or SwapBox for a modest fee or recharged via USB using the included cables.

“As more and more passengers rely on their phones and other mobile devices, the FuelRod option offers the flexibility to easily charge while moving between gates or enjoying our airport’s many amenities,” say Dawn Hunter, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s senior manager, airport dining 

FuelRod kiosks are now available in more than three dozen U.S. airports.