Starbucks tables charge your devices in Silicon Valley

Starbucks tables charge your devices in Silicon Valley
Thanks to Duracell Powermat equipped tables, going to certain Starbucks in Silicon Valley will do more than just fuel yourself up with some caffiene. The tables will allow you to fuel up your mobile devices at the same time you are consuming your java. According to Duracell President Stassi Anastassov, just putting your device on the table will start the recharging process. The Duracell Powermat is used at a number of locations in the U.S. including Madison Square Garden.

In addition, the wireless charging at Starbucks will comply with the standards listed by the Power Matters Alliance. PMA compatible cases and batteries are available and AT&T has said that many of its models shipping in 2014 will support the PMA standard. LG, HTC, BlackBerry,ZTE and Samsung are some of the manufacturers that have signed on to join the PMA.

You might recall that earlier this year, we told you that a number of Euro McDonald's were going to offer wireless charging to customers through the PowerKiss systemwhich works with Qi supported phones. Those with a Qi enabled device just need to place it on the table to recharge. Those with a device that doesn't support Qi can plug in the PowerKiss ring into the earphone jack to allow them to recharge wirelessly.

source: Duracell, DuracellPowermat via IntoMobile



1. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I want this in LA as I go to starbucks 3-4 times a week.

2. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

And Houston as well.

3. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I thought Starbucks was trying to discourage people from hanging out for long periods of time?

4. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

It's about time!

5. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Great, all the hipsters could pretty much live there now, lol.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because the Starbucks in Chicago aren't always packed already. Finding a seat next year will be a goal on peoples' bucket list. :/

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I admire their business strategy to attract people that would be willing to purchase their overpriced coffees and lattes.

8. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I would think Starbucks would have been the first to roll it out months ago. Right now there are many McDonalds joints in NYC sporting the "wireless" charging mat/ stations.

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