When contacted, a representative from the CoolNerd Kiosks said, “We are glad to provide this new technology to help people that are always on the move. It is helpful for a number of purposes like touch screen shopping of movies and music and charging mobile phones while traveling.” He further added, “In the upcoming trade show in Austin, we are going to exhibit our technology and we aim to be a leading name in offering downloading and charging services to smart phone and tablet users.”
CoolNerd Kiosks also airs commercials on its touch screen monitors before user shopping and during download. Once the user finds a selection they like, they pay via credit/debit card or PayPal, then CNK reads the device type and copies entertainment to the device's directory using proprietary "A-C Loader" application. The company was founded by Mark Unthank, a creative thinker who has envisioned and developed this convenient way of bridging the gap between DVD kiosks and online streaming for smart phone users. Mr. Unthank hopes customers will embrace CoolNerd Kiosks as the next step in self-service entertainment, hoping it will become as ubiquitous as Redbox DVD kiosks.
When contacted, Royce Lee from Live Nation Entertainment said, “Our customers use it at every show!" Roy Staeck from Union Station, Washington, DC added, “It is great for our customers and businesses."