Good News from Thu, 28 February, 2013:

McDonald’s tests PowerKiss wireless charging

Welcome to the wire-free age. Welcome to the wire-free age.

Wireless charging technology provider PowerKiss says its system of charging mobile phones will be tested in selected McDonald’s restaurants in Europe this year.

The wireless charging solution is based on the Qi technology standard, which is currently supported by more than 130 companies across the world, with an installed base of more than 15 million units worldwide.

A user can charge his/her phone conveniently by placing it on the dining table while enjoying a meal or break. The technology is fully integrated into the table and completely invisible.

Customers with a Qi wireless charging enabled device can simply place it on the table to charge.

Customers without Qi can use the  PowerKiss Ring, which plugs into any phone and makes it immediately ready for wireless charging.

Wireless charging will be seamlessly integrated into selected table tops of the pilot restaurants, says Eric Bourgeois, Senior Director, McDonald's Europe.

PowerKiss is found in cafés, restaurants, hotels and airports around the world and has become a leading player in the rapidly growing wireless charging industry. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.