Ikea Joins War Over Wireless Charging
By offering furniture that charges phones, Ikea has involved itself in the battle for wireless-charging supremacy.By Jamal Andress | March 2, 2015
The Mobile World Congress kicked off Sunday with a slew of announcements and exhibitions from tech companies like Samsung, HTC and more. But an announcement from Swedish furniture giant Ikea is also grabbing headlines.
Just in case charging your phone with a cord is too much trouble, Ikea is introducing lamps, bedside tables and other furniture pieces that will charge your phone wirelessly.
The uber-convenient and mostly unnecessary charging furniture comes from Ikea, but it's designed by the Wireless Power Consortium using a technology standard called Qi Wireless.