While there seems to be an increase in devices that allow for wireless charging, it can’t really be said that wireless charging has gone mainstream to the extent where it becomes a deal-break if device doesn’t have it. However looking to expand beyond wireless charging mats placed on tables at home or in coffee shops, Toyota has announced that its 2013 Avalon Limited model will be the first vehicle that will offer up an in-console Qi wireless charging for mobile devices, allowing drivers not only to charge their devices on the drive to work or on the way home, but at the same time lose the need for pesky wires which can get in the way. This wireless charging option will be part of a technology package customers will be able to add to their vehicle. The good news is that even if you don’t own a device that supports the Qi wireless charging standard, you will be able to place your handset in a specialized case, which you can see in the image above of an iPhone enjoying the perks and convenience of wireless charging. [Press release]

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