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[January 09, 2013]

WPC Demonstrating Newest Qi Wireless Charging Products and Prototypes at the International Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is demonstrating the newest Qi wireless charging products and prototypes at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, held through January 11 in Las Vegas.

Products include the just-announced 2013 Toyota Avalon interior console and the newest smartphones and accessories featuring out-of-the-box Qi compatibility.

On display are 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 -Gaming controllers -Accessories for iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 According to a release, 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 companies like Energizer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Verizon Wireless.

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 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 Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy.

WPC Chairman Menno Treffers, noted: "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 LG Nexus 4, and HTC Droid DNA.a "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." More information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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