Wireless Power Consortium: Qi 2 and Ki Cordless Kitchen @ CES 2023 - Show Notes

Wireless Power Consortium: Qi 2 and Ki Cordless Kitchen @ CES 2023

Friday May 26, 2023 (00:13:16)


Wireless charging is a revolutionary technology that has made it easier than ever to charge our mobile devices. With the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard, it is now possible to charge our phones, tablets, and other devices without the need for cords and cables. With the Ki cordless kitchen, they are bringing the concept into the most important room in the home.

Wireless charging made easy

The Qi 2 standard is the next generation of wireless charging technology, and it is designed to make the process even more efficient. The standard features a magnetic power profile similar to Apple's MagSafe, which ensures a perfect alignment between the phone and the charger. This means that there is no loss of energy, resulting in faster charging and more efficient use of energy.

In addition, the Qi 2 standard also features authentication, which helps to ensure that the device being charged is compatible with the charger. This helps to prevent any potential damage to the device and allows for a smoother charging experience.

The Qi 2 standard is also designed to work with all types of devices, so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues. This means that you can use your Qi 2 charger with any mobile device, regardless of brand.

The Qi 2 standard is the perfect solution for anyone looking for an easy and efficient way to charge their devices. With its magnetic power profile and authentication capabilities, it ensures that your device is always charged quickly and safely. So if you're looking for a way to make wireless charging easier, look no further than the Qi 2 standard.

Cordless kitchen convenience

But the Wireless Power Consortium isn't just for charging your devices. It's also working to design the perfect kitchen. The Ki standard has been designed for use in the kitchen, creating a cordless kitchen experience. With this technology, kitchen appliances like blenders, air fryers, juicers, multi-mixers, tea kettles, and coffee makers can all be powered wirelessly. This eliminates the need for cords, which can be a nuisance and cause accidents. It also means that outlets don't have to be close to the appliance in order to use it.

The Ki standard also ensures that the kitchen appliances are safe to use. Devices will go through a rigorous testing process conducted by independent third-party labs. This will ensure that the appliance meets all safety and compatibility standards. This is important for consumer safety, as well as protecting the Ki brand.

The Ki standard also makes it easier to keep food warm on the dinner table or a serving table for a banquet. This eliminates the need for candles and makes it easier to keep food warm for longer periods of time. It's been adapted for use in private airplanes and RVs, making it perfect for small spaces and weight-constrained areas. It's even been adapted for use by senior citizens, making it easier for them to use kitchen appliances.

The Ki standard is a great way to make kitchen appliances more convenient and safe. With its rigorous testing process and its ability to power appliances wirelessly, it's the perfect solution for anyone looking to make their kitchen experience easier and more efficient.

Learn more

The Qi 2 standard has officially been released and is ready for the public. The Ki standard is currently in the process of being finalized and should be available to the public in the middle of 2024. This is great news for people who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the wireless kitchen of the future. Once the standard is finalized, it will be easier than ever to make the switch to a more efficient and safer kitchen.

If you're interested in learning more about the Qi 2 standard or the Ki cordless kitchen standard, you can visit the Wireless Power Consortium's website for more information.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Scott Ertz

Host, Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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