Ikea Brings The Future To Your Home

by ChinaBambi


Ikea’s Wireless Charging Furniture Brings The Future To Your Home

Wireless energy transfer isn’t about shooting lightning from your fingertips (not yet). It’s about charging your phone just by laying it down. Ikea is selling two wireless charging products. One is the Riggadwork lamp, the other’s the Nordmark triple charging pad. Just lay down your phone on the “+” sign and it will start charging. Nikola Tesla’s would be pleased!

There are some kinks to be worked out. For example, only certain phones that have the Qi wireless charging standard can use the method (others need a bulky case). And the phone has to be centered precisely on the mark – orientation doesn’t matter.

It appears that charging from thin air is still in the future and/or sci-fi. But this is a step in the right direction. I love it and can’t wait to try this out! 🙂

More info: ikea.com (the pad) | ikea.com (the lamp) (h/t: gizmondo)