Ramler’s smartphone charging chair named best new product at HX

The Connect Chair (Ramler’s smartphone charging chair named best new product at HX)

The Connect Chair from designer furniture manufacturer Ramler International was named “Best New Product” and “Best in Show” in the Hotel Products categories at HX: The Hotel Experience show in New York.

The Connect Chair enables guests to conveniently plug in to a high-capacity USB port powered by a rechargeable battery pack hidden beneath a removable side tray. Whether the Connect Chair is being used for theater-style seating, as a mobile-device charging hub or as a VIP seat with two padded arm rests, this versatile design has the contemporary style, high durability, and connection options that today's designers and facility managers demand.

“The Connect Chair really is the best new product on the market because it represents a totally new way of looking at function seating,” managing director Garry Ramler said. “It's a banquet chair anyone would be pleased to have in their homes with strong residential inspirations and a wide range of fabric and frame options. It has all the comfort and practical features hoteliers expect from a high-use environment plus it adds conveniences that meeting delegates will enjoy – especially when sitting through a lengthy presentation – such as a place to hang your coat or jacket using the built-in handle grips.

“People are telling us that our removable side tray with USB port is 'genius,’" Ramler said. "Not only does it grant the No. 1 wish of today's mobile-dependent meeting goers – namely, being able to charge their devices without leaving their seats – but it offers up an added convenience to hold personal items and beverages.”