Wireless Power Consortium archive

  • Big Mac, large fries, wireless power: McDonald's testing Qi charging in Europe
    Phones

    Big Mac, large fries, wireless power: McDonald's testing Qi charging in Europe

    By 24 February 2013

    Qi wireless charging is being put to the test in selected McDonald's restaurants across Europe, so you'll be able to charge your phone as you tuck into a Big Mac. The McDonald's trial will see Qi standard wireless charging pads from PowerKiss placed in...

  • LG WCD-800 wireless charger announced at MWC, we go hands-on
    Phones

    LG WCD-800 wireless charger announced at MWC, we go hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, LG has announced the LG WCD-800 wireless charging cradle. The device - which works along the same lines as Palm's Touchstone technology by eliminating the need to plug a wire in to your smartphone to juice it...

  • Qualcomm WiPower coming to your home and car soon
    Phones

    Qualcomm WiPower coming to your home and car soon

    By 28 February 2012

    Qualcomm's WiPower platform is expected to ship in the first half of this year to manufacturing partners, with the technology hopefully appearing in OEM's products before 2012 is up. That's according to Mark Hunsicker, Qualcomm's senior director, product...

  • Nokia working on wireless charging solutions
    Phones

    Nokia working on wireless charging solutions

    By 2 October 2009

    It seems Nokia is looking at new wireless charging technologies as it's been announced the phone manufacturer has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. Members already include Duracell, Olympus, Philips, Samsung and Sanyo who have signed up to the Consortium's...