Wireless Electricity Specification Nearing Completion - 21 Aug 2009

The Wireless Power Consortium have announced that they are nearing completion for a new industry standard in supplying electricity wirelessly.

This new announcement from the WPC opts to provide an open standard for a wide range of devices to utilize, rather than have companies develop their own closed formats. The new format will go under the name of "Qi", which is pronounced "Chi" and represents "vital energy" in Chinese.

The Qi standard is currently at the 0.95 specification, edging closer towards a final 1.0 release. Once the standard has been refined for public use, the wireless technology can be used to charge a range of portable devices such as phones, cameras, media players and more.

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