Starbucks to Let Customers Charge Phones Without Power Cord

Photo Credit: Bloomberg.com

Photo Credit: Bloomberg.com

Starbucks customers will soon find it easier to energize their devices while they get a jolt of caffeine.

The world’s largest coffee chain is teaming up with Duracell Powermat to let customers recharge mobile devices wirelessly, instead of hunting for available wall outlets. Customers can place their compatible devices atop so-called Powermat Spots on counters and tables to recharge them, Seattle-based Starbucks said today in a statement.

While shops in Boston and San JoseCalifornia, already offer the Powermat service, a national rollout begins today in Starbucks’ company-operated stores and Teavana outlets. The company, which has more than 20,500 locations worldwide, plans pilot programs in Europe and Asia within a year. Read More