At the International Congress of Furniture Manufacturers, which is taking place in Spain, the Swedish company Ikea demonstrated its next novelty - a line of furniture equipped with panels for wireless charging of electronic devices.
The collection includes tables, bedside tables, lamps with panels for wireless charging, operating on the principle of inductive transmission of electricity. The furniture itself is connected to a power source. On April 15, sales are scheduled to begin in European and North American stores of Ikea International, after which shipments will begin worldwide.
As before, charging mobile devices creates certain inconveniences associated with the need to carry a wired charger with you. Ikea offers its customers a detailed application that will indicate wireless charging locations. The company also intends to sell wireless charging furniture kits separately for between € 20 and € 30.
According to experts, the emergence of Ikea on the wireless charger market will sharply exacerbate competition, where such giants as Samsung, HTC and Microsoft have already managed to "dig in".