IKEA will start selling wireless charging lamps and tables

IKEA Wireless Charging Furniture

After lots of perseverance from smartphone makers, wireless charging is finally starting to make an impact. Many big name phones now support the technology and companies like Starbucks are helping to bring it a wider audience.

Now, it’s set to receive another big boost, after IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, announced the introduction of a new range of furniture that features integrated charging.

As part of its commitment to making homes smarter, IKEA has released new floor, table and work lamps that come with built in wireless charging spots. There’s also two bedside tables and a selection of pads that can be bought separately and added to your existing setup.

If you’re wondering whether your smartphone is compatible with IKEA’s new range, chances are it probably will be. The retailer supports the Qi standard, which is by far the market leader. If you own an iPhone or one of Samsung’s flagship handsets, the company will also sell you a number of wireless charging covers that will let you take advantage of your new power-giving furniture.



Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On