Ikea launches built-in wireless charging furniture range

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 12 March 2015
Ikea launches built-in wireless charging furniture range

Charging up your Lumia smartphone will soon be a lot easier, thanks to Ikea’s new range of furniture with built-in wireless charging.

The Home Smart range by the Swedish home furnishing retailer includes a table, work lamps and bedside tables – all of which feature concealed wireless charging pads, so there’s no need to purchase a separate wireless charger.

Much like many of the wireless charging-enabled Lumia smartphones, the furniture supports the Qi standard for wireless charging.

“Through research and home visits, we know that people hate cable mess,” said Jeanette Skjelmose, Ikea’s business-area manager of lighting and wireless charging. “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.”

The Home Smart range will be available to buy in all Ikea stores and online in the UK from mid-April.

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