The ring is here (in London at least) &, thank goodness for me, not the ring that made me bawl my eyes out at school friend’s birthday party & fear television white noise to this day.
Starbucks has begun rolling out the Powermat wireless charging service in their café’s starting with my dearest London. So next time my phone is about to go kaput before the end of the day, I can treat myself guilt-free to a skinny, sugar-free hazlenut latté (a delicious yet obnoxious drink order, but necessary to tell myself it’s guilt free) & rest a while as my lifeline takes a sip of juice too.
Got a snazzy telephone with wireless charging enabled? Simply pop it on the Powermat & away you go.
In with 99% of the telephone population? Ask your Barista for a ring, plug in & sit back.
I have on many an occasion hunted out a café in the vein hope of sneaking my charger into a plug socket actually intended for Henry the Hoover. When successful, I rejoice while cringing as I wait for a waitress to chastise me for thieving their precious electricity. This has never happened as yet, but I live in irrational fear nonetheless.
Smartphone battery life is real issue & it surprises me that we have gone this long without similar services being more readily accessible. When I walk into a shopping centre & see those tiny lockers with ’30 minutes free charging’ written on I breathe a sigh of relief. Now I have an even better excuse to choose Starbucks coffee, because nobody understands it when I say ‘I just prefer the brand!’.