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Toyota's Avalon takes leap into the future



Seems Toyota is trying to change the image of the Avalon, its flagship full-size sedan. The car manufacturer is targeting the younger drivers (younger than Boomers, that is) by adding more gadgets and high-tech features, including this: a wireless charger for mobile devices.  The 2013 Avalon Limited trim will have a non-slip pad in the lower center console which charges properly equipped devices wirelessly with the Qi system.

The most common devices to use the Qi charging system are smartphones (including the Nokia Lumia 920, Google Nexus 4 and HTC Windows Phoen 8X), but there are other devices on the market, and more should be on the way.



[Last modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 9:53am]


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