The Duracell Powermat Ring attaches to any device not already compatible with wireless charging.
The Duracell Powermat Ring attaches to any device not already compatible with wireless charging.

Israeli wireless charging pioneer Powermat, already the platform of choice for such global leaders as Duracell, General Motors, AT&T and Starbucks, recently announced a strategic collaboration with Samsung.

Starting with the new Galaxy S6, all Samsung devices will be optimized to work with the fast-growing Powermat network of charging hotspots. This network currently includes select US and London Starbucks locations, select McDonald’s locations, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Delta Airline Lounges, and other American and international venues.

“We are very pleased to bring the Galaxy S6, the world’s first embedded wireless charging solution that supports any wireless charging pad available in the market,” said Peter Koo, Senior Vice President of Samsung Technology Strategy Team.

“Through close engineering together with Powermat, our customers will be able to enjoy the hassle-free, convenient wireless charging anywhere, anytime.”

Devices that are not equipped for wireless charging can be charged at Powermat stations with the addition of a Duracell Powermat Ring, available for purchase, rent or loan from participating Starbucks.

As part of Powermat’s GM affiliation, Cadillac added wireless charging spots in its 2015 ATS sport sedan and coupe; CTS sport sedan and Escalade SUV.

“Our lifestyles have evolved in a more mobile way than ever before and with that comes an even greater need for access to power in those places where we spend the majority of our time,” said Powermat CEO Ran Poliakine. “Our integration into the Cadillac ATS is only the first step in the evolution of portable power in places that include your car, your coffee house and even your favorite sporting arena.”