Best of Boston

2024 Best Smart Vending Machine


We’ve all been there: You’re in the bathroom and (gulp) you need a period-care product, stat. SOS has your back. The sleek Boston-based smart vending machine dreamed up by former finance pros Robina Verbeek and Susanna Twarog, installed everywhere from City Hall to Fenway Park to South Station, dispenses them for free. Even more exciting, it comes stocked with all kinds of other necessities for purchase — skin care, hair care, makeup — from curated brands such as First Aid Beauty, Ursa Major, and Drybar. Only a woman could’ve designed something like this.