Euro McDonald's testing wireless charging for customers

Euro McDonald's testing wireless charging for customers
If tests go as hoped, soon you might be able to stop into a McDonald's while overseas, and while enjoying a 60 piece McNugget lunch, wirelessly recharge your smartphone. Selected McDonald's locations in Europe are testing a Qi-based wireless charging system from a company called PowerKiss. Those with Qi-supported phones will be able to put their wireless device on a table and it will automatically start recharging. Smartphone or tablets not Qi-supported can plug in a PowerKiss ring to recharge their device. Those Micky D's testing the PowerKiss recharging system will have the technology hidden inside tables where they cannot be seen by customers.

The PowerKiss wireless recharging platform is used throughout the world in restaurants, cafes, hotels and airports. The Qi-wireless charging standard is supported by more than 150 companies globally with an installed base of more than 15 million units.

First came free Wi-Fi and now comes wireless recharging as a way to attract customers in the competitive fast food business.

source: PowerKiss, GoodNewsFinland via WMPoweruser



1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like HTC and Sony should have included wireless charging like the GS3 and Nexus 4. Score another one for LG and Samsung.

2. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf have started this in their CA and NV stores

4. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

Now isn't that going to be a hazard? I mean magnetic field all over the table doesnt sound too gud

5. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Are you a doctor? That's 'gud'

6. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Absolutely brilliant. Plus you can order beer with your meals Euro McDonalds.

7. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

McDonalds is gross.

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