Soon we could recharge smartphones on McDonald`s via Wi-Fi connection
According with PowerKiss blog, McDonald`s now testing this technology in their restaurants on several locations from Europe. Recharging system used by McDonald`s is tested by a company called PowerKiss.
How it works this system?
When you stay on the table in to McDonald`s restaurant, you put your smartphone on it, enable Qi wireless charging and that is all. The technology is fully integrated into the table and completely invisible. If your smartphone does not support the Qi wireless charging is not a problem, because the PowerKiss has made for these users a ring that connects to the power port. After you have plug-in the Ring, your phone begins to charge wireless.
Now I have a question about this technology. If I sit at the table 30 minutes, my phone battery is charged with at least 20%? Personally, I do not like to stay too much in fastfood`s, but I like the idea that that I could recharge my phone while I eating.
”Wireless charging will be seamlessly integrated into selected table tops of the pilot restaurants. It is hygienic, safe and unobtrusive, but at the same also functional, aesthetic and innovative. Therefore it follows McDonald’s Europe interior philosophy very well”, says Eric Bourgeois, ERDDS (European Restaurant Development and Design Studio), Senior Director, McDonald’s Europe. “It’s always important for us to create premium value for our mobile customers. The PowerKiss wireless charging solution fits very well into this thinking”.
“Wireless charging is a rapidly growing technology, which significantly enhances the mobile user experience within all customer groups, from teenagers to families and businessmen. We are excited to enter the wireless world together with the industry leader McDonald’s Europe”, says PowerKiss CEO Mats Wolontis.