Ikea's furniture that charges your mobile

2 March 2015

ikea Ikea have hit on a novel idea and, typically, they're putting it into action. They'll be selling a load of desks, lamps and tables that'll charge your mobile wirelessly (and tablets etc, obviously).

This new range will utilise Qi wireless technology to charge your devices which have been put on (or near) the special bits of furniture.

"Through research and home visits, we know that people hate cable mess. They worry about not finding the charger and running out of power," said Ikea’s business area manager of lighting and wireless charging, Jeanette Skjelmose. "Our new innovative solutions, which integrate wireless charging into home furnishings, will make life at home simpler."

You'll be able to buy the charging furniture under the Home Spot range and they'll be getting rolled out across Europe and North America in April. Getting them in the stores globally will follow that.

The good thing about this, is that Ikea are often copied, which means that all the other furniture floggers and homeware vendors will be eyeing all this up. That means, if you're wanting something that isn't the traditional plug, which gives your devices some juice, then there's going to be a lot of activity soon.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   High Street News

1 comment

  • DrJogalog
    The way this written (or the way I interpreted originally) sounds like Ikea have a way to charge you money for purchasing lamps, desks and tables etc through NFC on your mobile phone.

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