Starbucks customers in Japan now have the chance to pay for their coffee and refreshments at FeliCa-compatible POS terminals with branded payment pens for a contactless experience. Starbucks Touch: The Pen writes with coffee-colored brown ink and boasts a sleek design that's inspired by a drip coffee machine. When purchased, the contactless payment pen is pre-loaded with a credit balance of ¥1,000 (just under $10 USD) and can be reloaded as needed. The multipurpose device has the potential to be a valuable addition to the offices, purses and pockets of coffee lovers.
Starbucks has released a range of contactless payment products, including a phone case, a flask and even a handbag, all of which allow for payments to be made with regular items.