McDonald’s have today announced that they will be testing Qi Wireless Charging to select McDonald’s restaurants across Europe, allowing you to charge your phone whilst eating your meal.
The Qi charging pads will be supplied by PowerKiss, which have already been included in various cafés, restaurants, hotels and airports around the world. In McDonald’s the pads will be built into their dining tables, allowing the customer to imply place their compatible phone on the table and top-up their battery whilst tucking into anything from a Happy Meal to a Big Mac.
Some of the phones available include ones manufactured by the likes of HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. Eric Bourgeois the senior director of European restaurant development and design studio for McDonald’s Europe said the following about the introduction:
“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, 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.”
There’s no information as to which restaurants will be included in the trail, but we should find out more soon.