Qi wireless charging is one wireless charging standard that has seen itself being used in a number of smartphones lately, including the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC’s Droid DNA and Windows Phone 8x (only on Verizon), and of course the Nexus 4, Google’s affordable high-end Nexus smartphone, with all of these devices supporting wireless charging out of the box.
Soon, you’ll be able to get costliest wireless charging accessory for your Qi wireless charging-enabled smartphone – the Toyota 2013 Avalon Limited, the first car available in the world with in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices, costing around $45,000. If someone somehow takes us seriously and does buy the Avalon just to show off the wireless charging skills of their device, it will no doubt go down in history as the most overpriced accessory ever.
Qi is global standard for wireless power and charging and is being accepted into the mainstream slowly and steadily, and the ability to just drop their smartphone on a surface to start charging it, without needing to look for and attach cables, is something that is great to have. It is not just a gimmick as some people might have you believe, so it will be great if more and more companies make cars with an inbuilt Qi-compatible charging pads.
Check out the 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited in the video below, and also check out the source link for more details.