Finding a convenient place to charge one’s smartphone is a pressing concern of modern life. And what’s more convenient than a kitchen countertop?
DuPont (DD) has developed a new corian countertop that features wireless charging technology built into the material. Smartphone owners can place their phones in a Duracell AccessCase cover and lay them on the countertop to recharge them, SpringWise notes.
The corian countertops are designed for both commercial and home installation, offering a granite feel.
Battery maker Duracell, owned by Procter & Gamble (PG), is making a push to drive wireless charging to the mainstream. It has partnered with Starbucks (SBUX) to test wireless charging pads at a limited number of coffee shops in Boston and New York City.
Shares of DuPont rose modestly in Thursday morning trading.