Qi: the global standard for wireless charging
Qi aims to do to wireless charging what Wi-Fi did to wireless networks: one global standard that guarantees that your device can be charged wirelessly, wherever you are.
Qi: the sign of interoperability
The idea behind Qi is simple: all devices with the Qi logo will work with all Qi chargers. That’s it. No need for separate chargers, no need for cables, and no need for adapters when traveling. Qi is a global standard – this means that your device can be charged wirelessly wherever you are.
Wireless charging infrastructure for the mobile world
With Qi you no longer have to carry separate chargers for each of your devices. Take your Qi-enabled devices with you, and simply find your closest charging station when you’re low on power – you’ll find them in offices, hotels, airports, railway stations and coffee shops. Qi charging stations are set to become as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi hotspots, and soon the Qi logo will become a major consideration for consumers looking to buy a new device.
Qi takes its name from the traditional Chinese concept of intangible flow of power; the word literally means “vital energy”. The logo is a guarantee that your device can be wirelessly charged wherever you go. The logo is simple yet noticeable – you’ll find it on all kinds of portable devices and packaging.
Are Qi products already available?
The number of available Qi products is constantly growing. At the moment there are over 100 certified products ranging from devices to components; ask your local electronics retailer or browse these using our certified product list.
I work on product development and would like to start using Qi. How do I go about it?
All Qi-enabled products are certified in one of our test labs. In order to get your product certified, you must first be a Wireless Power Consortium member. As a member you can use the Qi trademark at no additional cost.