Starbucks US menu updated to include wireless phone charging

Awesomely Done (y) .

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After a two-city trial that started last year, Starbucks is adding in-store wireless charging for customers’ phones throughout all of its nearly 13,000 U.S. locations. Announced on Thursday, the expansion is now starting with stores in major markets to have the wireless charging stations in place by 2015. Just as it did in the trial, Starbucks(s sbux) is partnering with Duracell Powermat for the technology.

Powermat charging

According to the news release: “Stores will be equipped with ‘Powermat Spots’ — designated areas on tables and counters where customers can place their compatible device and charge wirelessly. Select Starbucks stores in Boston and San Jose offer Powermat today and the broader rollout can be tracked at www.powermat.com/locations.”

As I noted when the trial started last year, very few phones that come with wireless charging capabilities out of the box are compatible with Powermat, which is part of the Power Matters Alliance (PMA)…

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