Imagine how convenient it would be if you could put you mobile phone down on your bedside table or desk and it would charge itself without having to plug it in and having wires everywhere? Well IKEA is turning that idea into reality with its new range of Home Smart wireless charging furniture and accessories.
In October, IKEA’s new wireless charging range will hit Australian stores. The design collection integrates wireless charging of mobile phones and reading tablets into beautiful and functional home furnishing, turning bedside tables, lamps and desks into charging spots.
IKEA understand our frustrations. ”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”, says Jeanette Skjelmose, Business Area Manager Lighting and Wireless Charging.
“We have created smart wireless solutions so you don’t need to see the cables anymore. Many products can be charged at the same time, but you still have a beautiful wireless home”, explains David Wahl, co-designer of the range.
A couple of months ago I saw that these products were available in IKEA Europe, and contacted IKEA Australia to find out when we were getting them. It’s so exciting to see furniture designers incorporating technology into furniture and helping us solve the problem of unattractive cables everywhere.
Last week I broke my iPad. It was plugged into the charger and slipped off the bed. It hit the floor at the cable end and two of the charging pins broke off inside the iPad. If I’d been wirelessly charging it, maybe my iPad would have survived the fall, so I can assure you that I’ll be making the trip to IKEA in October to get my hands on some wireless charging solutions. Visit IKEA Australia for more details.