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BuzzBox for 'Ben'

If you can’t live without your mobile phone, you will be pleased to hear the Ben my Chree is the first of the Steam Packet’s fleet to carry a new mobile charger unit.

The BuzzBox, created by Port-Erin based Stay Mobile Technology is a recharging locker where phones can be left securely while charging.

Dr Joe O’Mahoney came up with the idea in 2003 after he suffered a flat battery and couldn’t find a charger while on the motorway.

He invented the BuzzBox, and won the recent Foxes Lair competition for Island entrepreneurs.

If the unit on board the Ben my Chree is a success, the Steam Packet says it will consider installing another on the Superseacat Two.

(Picture: The Ben my Chree, from manxscenes.com).

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