Starbucks has already outfitted various locations in the USA with Powermat’s PMA wireless charging points, and the cafe company is now extending its partnership with Powermat to the UK.
So far the Powermat wireless charging points have made their way into ten central London Starbucks venues with a larger scale rollout being planned.
Initially, the charging zones will be available by the end of January 2015 in Princes Street, Kingsway, Wardour Street, Pentonville Road, Harewood Place, Berkeley Street, Great Portland Street, Moorgate, Fleet Street and Euston Tower.
Starbucks initiative in the UK follows quickly on the heels of fast-food purveyor McDonald’s which this month began a roll out of wireless charging points to the company’s fast-food outlets in the UK.
McDonald’s UK programme uses Qi wireless charging equipment. After a small pilot in some of the company’s UK stores, the fast food giant has signed a deal with Aircharge to bring 600 chargers into more than 50 of its UK restaurants.
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