McDonalds To Offer Wireless Charging In Europe

Whether you love or hate McDonalds, you may now have a new reason to pay a visit to the fast food establishment, especially if you’re living in Europe. This is because McDonalds is the latest fast food chain in Europe to adopt the Qi-based wireless charging standard in its restaurants. The fast food company will be relying on the Powerkiss charging technology which basically attaches a ring to your mobile […]


Denso Wireless Smartphone Charger For Vehicles

Denso Corp. of Japan is proud to announce that they believe they are first out of the blocks when it comes to the inaugural wireless smartphone charger designed for use in a vehicle worldwide. This charger is tipped for a rollout this coming spring, and will be available for those who have set their eyes and hearts on the “Toyota Avalon Limited” which will be sold to folks living in […]


Wireless Power Consortium updates Qi to allow charging of devices up to 40mm away

If you’ve always loved the idea of wireless charging, perhaps for novelty value or because you really, really despise the clutter of wires on the floor/table, you will be pleased to learn that the Wireless Power Consortium has announced today that they will be updating the Qi wireless charging standard. The update will now allow for inductive charging to take place over longer distances. Previously the standard required devices to […]


Panasonic shows off solar-powered wireless charger table

How nice would it be to just dump all your stuff from your pockets onto your table at home after a long day at work, and the ability to wake up the next day without worrying whether your devices have been charged or not because you forgot to plug them in last night? Well, in the future, we might just be able to do so.The folks over at Panasonic recently […]


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LG supports Qi wireless charging with new phone

LG recently announced a Qi-enabled handset from their stables at the recently concluded CES, coming in the form of the LG Revolution. Just what does Qi wireless charging offer? For starters, its main vision is to transform virtually every flat surface into a wireless charging station, and that would sound the death knell for wires and cables down the road. Many of the notable phone manufacturers such as HTC, LG, […]


Energizer Introduces Its New Inductive Charger With Qi Technology

Inductive charging is one of the more useful technologies around as it allows us to charge our gadgets without having to physically plug them into a charger. The Energizer Inductive Charger is the company’s first to utilize Qi technology, the new universal charging standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Energizer is also launching a Qi sleeve for the iPhone 3GS and BlackBerry Curve 8900 which will be retailing […]


Qi Wireless Power Standard Finalized

We certainly hope that wireless charging will become the norm in the near future, as the Wireless Power Consortium has taken one rather significant step in that direction today by finalizing the Qi interoperability standard. The new documents spell out the interface, performance, and compliance requirements, though it’s currently limited to devices that require up to 5 watts of juice, but it’s still a good start. When everything falls into […]


Qi NanoNote fits snugly into pocket

The Qi NanoNote is one unique device which is small enough to cram into most pockets, as it comes with a 3″ display at 320 x 240 resolution, featuring a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard that ups your productivity rate compared to a pesky alphanumeric keypad. Specially designed for thumb-typing, it can perform the most basic of computing tasks, so do not expect it to handle anything more complex […]


Wireless power advances, one specification at a time: Qi 0.95

Wireless power is probably one of the most desirable and hyped thing in modern consumer electronics, yet it is not used in most gadgets, except for electric toothbrushes and the Palm Pre. The Wireless Power Consortium is trying to change things by releasing the version 0.95 of their specifications for review. Compatible devices will (one day) be recognizable by the “Qi” logo. For the little story, Qi is pronounced “chee”, […]