|[January 03, 2013]
Experience Qi Wireless Charging: The Hottest Mobile Trend of 2013
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Power Consortium (WPC) will demonstrate the newest Qi wireless
charging products and prototypes at the 2013 International Consumer
Electronics Show, held January 8-11 in Las Vegas, NV. Products include
the just-announced 2013 Toyota Avalon interior console and the newest
smartphones and accessories featuring out-of-the-box Qi compatibility.
Demos will be held from Jan. 8 through Jan. 11, at the Las Vegas
Convention Center, South Hall 3 Lobby, Upper Level - Booth A-162.
On display will be the newest Qi-compatible:
Smartphones and tablets
Automotive consoles and cradles, including the 2013 Toyota Avalon
interior console with integrated wireless charging
Chargers and charging rings
Furniture and lamps
Accessories for iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3
Qi cuts the last remaining cord in consumer electronics - the charging
cord. Any Qi-certified device wirelessly charges using any Qi-compatible
charger, regardless of brand. It's easy, you just set your
Qi-supported device on any Qi charging spot and it instantly starts
charging to help keep devices powered throughout the day.
Qi is backed by more than 130
wel-known companies like Energizer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia,
Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Samsung (News - Alert), Sony, Toshiba, and Verizon
The universe of Qi-compatible devices, chargers, and automobiles include
over 150 products such as the Toyota Avalon Limited, Nokia Lumia 920, LG
Google Nexus 4, HTC (News - Alert) Droid DNA, HTC 8X, LG Spectrum 2, TDK Life on Record
Wireless Charging Speaker Q35, Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset, Panasonic
DIGA Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, Oregon Scientific Time & Wireless Charging
Station+, JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker, and the Nokia (News - Alert) Wireless
Charging Pillow by Fatboy.
Qi is superior to proprietary wireless power solutions. It offers the
widest range of features to optimize user convenience and product
choices: support for both inductive and resonant charging, spatial
freedom, and intelligent power management. Qi is an open, fully flexible
standard capable of evolving its technology and features to offer the
best user experience while maintaining compatibility products that have
the Qi logo.
Qi is the only wireless power solution directly integrated into flagship
smartphones and automobiles, a demonstration of overwhelming industry
support and recognition of Qi's versatility.
WPC Chairman Menno Treffers:
People love Qi - Once you start using it you don't want to go back to
using charging cords. Qi is the industry and consumer choice for
wireless charging and fully compatible with the hottest smartphones like
the Nokia Lumia 920, Google (News - Alert) LG Nexus 4, and HTC Droid DNA.
This year, you will see Qi chargers built into automobiles like the
Toyota Avalon, audio and video products, and furniture. The Wireless
Power Consortium will continue to evolve the standard with the most
advanced technology, in more types of devices and places.
Jason dePreaux, Principal Analyst, Emerging Power Technologies at IHS (News - Alert):
Qi has partnered with mobile phone manufacturers and other companies
to have Qi built directly into their smartphones, charging products, and
cars. This is critical for mass adoption. As wireless charging becomes a
must-have feature in smartphones, we expect the industry to grow to
nearly 100 million shipments by 2015.
For more information, visit: www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com
and the CES
Virtual Press Office.
About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium
Established in December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is
to establish Qi as the global standard for wirelessly charging
electronic products. The more than 130 members of WPC include industry
leaders in mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries,
semiconductors, components, wireless power technology and infrastructure
such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts companies. Qi
products are available in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
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