Starbucks makes wireless charging available for customers in the UK
Starbucks have announced their latest venture in an attempt to make sure they remain at the forefront of technology on the high street, by agreeing a partnership with Powermat the wireless charging solution. In an announcement made yesterday Starbucks has vowed to push the service in up to ten UK stores around London following on from the success they achieved stateside where they have now pushed the feature into 2000 stores nationwide.
The Powermat chargers will be neatly installed into special coffee tables throughout the store and for users to activate the mats they will be required to use one of the ring shaped adaptors which Starbucks will be offering out for free borrowing, or purchase your own for £10. These chargers are equipped to support all iOS devices old and new as well as any standard micro USB port.
Starbucks themselves have compared the introduction of wireless charging to the free WiFi service they offered back in 2011 and the introduction of its purchasing apps, showing the chain’s real emphasis to have a technological characteristic.
This announcement follows on from the news that McDonalds will also push out wireless charging with the Air Charge solution. However again this will only be tested throughout certain restaurants within the capital.