The Aroma Israel café chain has installed wireless smartphone charging stations at three branches on a trial basis.
The stations were developed by the Israeli startup Powermat and have been operational for about a month at Aromas at the Diamond Exchange complex in Ramat Gan and at the University of Haifa.
A location in Or Akiva, south of Haifa, will be up and running this week. If the pilot is successful, Aroma Israel plans on rolling out the stations at all of its 130 branches.
Based in Neveh Ilan outside of Jerusalem, Powermat’s stations are already installed at 200 Starbucks locations in the United States, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area.
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