Starbucks Could Finally Make Wireless Charging Mainstream
"Now that Starbucks is rolling out Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations... You will be able to benefit from the wireless charging capability while hanging out at Starbucks. More importantly, the fact that there is a Starbucks every 500 feet—and those Starbucks will have wireless charging stations—means that if you’re equipped with the ability to charge your device wirelessly using Duracell Powermat, you are virtually assured that you’ll be able to find somewhere to stop in and charge it on the go."
If you read the Forbes.com article you'll get a sense of the struggle going on in the wireless charging "universe." Currently there are two major standards; Qi (chee) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance). Both are wireless charging technologies that operate in a similar manner but are not cross-compatible. Both have major backing sponsors who want their technology to "win." That said, some tech experts feel that Qi is "the gold standard" and PMA will die quickly. Starbucks just changed all that.
Regardless, owners of the Kyocera Hydro Vibe need not worry. And they need not be bothered to bring a charger or cables with them to Starbucks.
The Kyocera Hydro Vibe supports and is ready for PMA wireless charging out of the box. So if you're headed to a neighborhood Starbucks for an afternoon book club discussion, feel confident that you won't be left with a dead device even if you chat the day away over your favorite brew.
Until next time,
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