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Bring your Lumia: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf begin official Qi wireless-charging rollout

Have some juice with your java.

What do San Francisco Microsoft fans love more than coffee? Free wireless charging for their Nokia Lumia devices of course!

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has integrated wireless charging docks into their shop tables for customers to charge any QI enabled phone. The move is an obvious promotion by Nokia (which was announced last December) as the table is plastered in their logos – not to mention the Nokia brochures sitting on the side. Despite the advertisements being for the Nokia Lumia, if you have smartphone with a wireless charging case – you can join in on the fun.

I personally think this is awesome, and hope to see wireless charging spots pop up in more international chains such as Starbucks (because what would be cooler than showing those hipster what they can't do with their phones).

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf App

That being said, who is down for some coffee? While you are at, make sure you pick up the super awesome Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf app for Windows Phone here in the Store. You can order your drink right from the app, huzzah!

Thanks to Tilo for the awesome tip and photograph!

QR: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf WP8



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the future is going to be amazing

MediaCastleX says:

Not that it does my Lumia 810 any good since I could NEVER get the wireless charging cover for it... =(

thanatoxin says:

If you're in the L.A. area, they have plenty at the T-Mobile on Los Feliz Blvd, both in Cyan & Black

procen says:

Thanks for the info.!

erzhik says:

Took them long enough.

AhmedAtef says:

Umm so one day, it will be a standard in desks and tables, a  Qi charging rectangle!
Just dreamin'

paulxxwall says:

Wtf that's awesome charging dock everywhere

I'd rather have something useful like NFC payment support than wireless charging, which was a gimmick when palm did it in 2009

diod123 says:

I disagree, wireless charging is not a gimmick. I, along with many others, use it perpetually.

Kros says:

So it was introduced four years ago and companies are still growing this capability.  If people continue to use it, what point does something move from gimmick to not gimmick?
I recall that folks thought automobiles were a gimmick since many people felt horses were faster.  Not suggesting the potential impact here is analogous but pointing out that virtually all innovation is seen as a gimmick.  Tablets were a gimmick until Apple figured out the correct mixture of hardware/software.

dalydose says:

Gimmick?'s my main way to charge the phone and I love it.  The pad is next to my computer and that's where I put my phone down during the day.  Having places to easily charge your phone during the day is NO gimmick.  It's brilliant.

So is this just for the shops in San Francisco OR is it going to be coming to other cities too?

Jazmac says:

That is my question. We have those coffee shops here in Vegas. One not a mile from my office.

dalydose says:

Get The Coffee Bean app and filter for "Wireless Charging" locations. If I remember Vegas already has a few locations.

This is awesome. Your move, Starbucks.

UnnDunn says:

Starbucks already has wireless charging in Boston and other test areas. But they don't use Qi. :(

Dai Williams says:

You want to take a non-Apple device in to a Starbucks? You'll be lucky if they don't burn you alive!

Jamdot says:

Can't wait to get my phone stolen!

Ticomfreak says:

Unfortunately, most people in San Fransico are hypocritical hippies who defend Apple with full force :P

Thank god I don't live there. Lol.

How do you order your drinks through the app? I can't seem to find it.

Glueharbour says:

In the future, people are going to ask for another table because the wireless charging on this one is broken.

JW888 says:

Any happened in Los Angeles area?

dalydose says:

The app will show the 4 currently in Los Angeles.

JW888 says:

Do you know where the 4 is? Really want to see that. thanks