Ikea brings in smart furniture with phone charging terminals

Popular furniture brand Ikea has launched a new series of home furniture with wireless charging terminals. Part of Ikea's 'Home Smart' long-term commitment, the new furniture will minimise the presence of wires in the house, and will make mobile charging terminals more accessible and discreet.

Ikea's customers will now be able to buy furniture with charging terminals for every room in the house. These include floor, table and work lamps, bedside tables as well as office charging pads.

Designed in Ikea's central design hub in Almhult, Sweden, the customised furniture also include NORDMARKE charging pads that lets you charge multiple devices at the same time. Wireless charging covers for iPhone 4/5S/6 and Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 will also be available.

Jeanette Skjelmose, IKEA Business Area Manager of Lighting and Wireless charging, said, ”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.”

The new range will be available in UK stores from mid-April onwards, with prices starting at £30.

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