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The technology behind the Qi charging standard, so recently adopted by Nokia for its Lumia handset, is being sold off by its owner – which was only using it to power a water filter and sell some makeup. eCoupled was developed by Fulton Innovation to power the eSpring water filter which is sold by Amway. Fulton quickly saw the …


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  1. Captain Hogwash


  2. Pete the not so great

    Don't forget the toothbrush

    Which I've been charging wirelessly for decades

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I think the term wireless is a bit misleading. Contact-less is more appropriate.

  4. Alistair Silver badge

    RE: footnote

    God bless their pointy little heads.

  5. ukgnome


    You have made my day by including my all time favourite word.

    I can clock off happy

  6. JaitcH

    There has to be another "standard"

    Apple likes it's very own monopolistic standards, can't have any To, Dick or Sammy having charger that threatens to diminish the Apple market.

    You can imagine all manner of Apple 'improvements" that effectively make it impossible to use any charger other than theirs. They did it with USB charging and they had only four contacts to exploit.

  7. Displacement Activity

    RIP SplashPower...

    10 tears from pointless business plan competition to pointless patent in pointless standard. But perhaps a few people will have learnt along the way that a business plan is no substitute for a business.

  8. Anonymous Coward 15

    What's to argue about?

    Works just fine on my HP TouchPad.

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