IKEA are to introduce a new line of furniture that will allow customers to charge their devices wirelessly.
The company will be using Qi wireless technology in their new Home Spot range, which will include desks, tables and lamps.
Jeanette Skjelmose, IKEA’s lighting and wireless manager, says the new line will make charging at home much simpler.
“Through research and home visits, we know that people hate cable mess. 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.”
Jeff Kagan, an industry analyst, believes that other furniture manufacturers could follow suit.
“This is (a) very early time in the furniture business to blend wireless technology. I expect every other furniture maker to jump on this same bandwagon.”
The Home Spot range will be available in North America and Europe from April, with global availability to follow.