MIDEA SHOWCASES INNOVATION AND CONNECTIONWITH THE WIRELESS POWER CONSORTIUM

Small Appliances Demonstrate the Capabilities of the Ki Cordless Kitchen Standard

Midea is excited to announce it will exhibit innovative prototype kitchen appliances during the consumer electronics industry’s largest tradeshow – CES 2023, January 5-8, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. As part of the Wireless Power Consortium’s – a global standard development body for wireless power – booth (Tech West, Venetian Expo #53529), Midea’s prototype appliances, including a blender and electric kettle, will be displayed in the emerging Ki Cordless Kitchen which builds on the success of the Qi standard for wireless charging. The appliances are activated by special transmitters hidden beneath both glass induction cooktops as well as non-metal countertop surfaces to create a convenient, sleek, ultra-modern design for the kitchen. The appliances are then powered by inductive power transfer with no cords to get in the way.

“As the connected world continues to evolve, Midea is proud to be at the forefront of innovating by providing consumers with smart, connected solutions that serve a purpose in people’s everyday lives,” said Kurt Jovais, president of Midea America Corp. “The Wireless Power Consortium supports our mission and is revolutionizing the industry with its Ki Cordless Kitchen. We look forward to working together to elevate the at-home experience with smart technology in our users’ homes.”

This collaboration is built on proven technologies and guided by the Wireless Power Consortium whose members come together from all parts of the industry and all parts of the globe to create worldwide compatibility of all wireless chargers and wireless power sources.

“The Ki Cordless Kitchen standard eli minates the clutter of cords that come with small appliances, creating a more convenient, safer and sleeker designed kitchen,” said Paul Golden, Marketing Director, Wireless Power Consortium. “We’re excited to have Midea as part of our Ki Cordless Kitchen, a company with ground-breaking home appliances that homeowners rely on worldwide.”

The new Ki Cordless Kitchen wireless power standard is currently in development. More information can be found by visiting WirelessPowerConsortium.com/Kitchen. And for additional details on Midea and its entire portfolio of appliances, please visit Midea.com.

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