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Starbucks said yesterday that it has begun rolling out its Powermat wireless charging initiative, in some 200 stores in the San Francisco market.

According to the story, "Stores in the San Francisco Bay area are now equipped with 'Powermat Spots' - designated areas on tables and counters where customers can place their compatible device and charge wirelessly.  In addition, Starbucks stores are offering Duracell Powermat 'Rings' for purchase or loan that instantly upgrade any phone to wireless charging compatibility. The rings are being offered for in-store purchase at $9.99 and can alternately be borrowed and returned on a per-visit basis."

The strategic plan calls for Starbucks to roll the initiative out throughout the US, and explore the possibility in Asia and Europe.
KC's View:
Can't wait.