Like something out of an episode of the Jetsons, Ikea’s latest collection contains furniture that has inbuilt wireless charging spots.
Lamps, bedside tables and desks each have an integrated pad that can charge smartphones and electronic tablets, simply by placing them on top. The wireless charging works through an energy induction transfer.
“Through research and home visits, we know that people hate cable mess,” said Jeanette Skjelmose, Ikea business area manager for lighting and wireless charging.
“They worry about not finding the charger and running out of power,” she continued. “Our new innovative solutions, which integrate wireless charging into home furnishings, will make life at home simpler.”
Ikea launches wireless charging furniture range in Europe and North America in April 2015, with an international roll-out set to follow.