by Christopher Freeburn | August 22, 2013 10:37 am
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.
Earlier this week, General Motors (GM) announced that some 2014 car models would feature wireless charging technology.
Shares of DuPont rose modestly in Thursday morning trading.
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