Can’t find your phone charger again?
No worries! Global furniture giant IKEA announced Sunday that IKEA furniture will be able to charge your phone wirelessly beginning in April!
The wireless charging stations, designed by the Wireless Power Consortium, will be put into pieces like desks, tables and lamps using a technology standard called Qi Wireless. The company will also sell an add-on kit that allows people to add wireless charging to existing furniture. Buying a wireless charging-integrated product will cost about $33, according to sources.
“Through research and home visits, we know that people hate cable mess,” said Jeanette Skjelmose, a corporate manager at IKEA. “They worry about not finding the charger and running out of power. Our new innovative solutions, which integrate wireless charging into home furnishings, will make life at home simpler.”
But Apple fans beware: It doesn’t work with the iPhone, however if you have a Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus 6 or one of a few other phones, you will be fine.
The company which is known for its forward thinking in furniture at excellent prices, expects other furniture companies will follow the trend.
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