Ikea's New Line of Furniture Will Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

Lamps, Desks and More Pieces Charge via Qi Standard

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Come this spring, consumers in North America and Europe will be able to buy Ikea products such as lamps, desks and bedside tables that will do double duty as wireless chargers for their mobile devices.

The new pieces will help kill the cord monster, but tech press like The Verge notes that they adhere only to the Qi standard of wireless charging, one of two incompatible systems. While Qi can charge phones like the Nexus 6 and the LG G3, the other, supported by the Power Matters Alliance, has garnered support from major outlets such as Starbucks, McDonald's and AT&T.

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Mar 02, 2015
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