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IKEA Brings Qi into the Home

The Swedish furniture chain, IKEA, will soon be coming out with new pieces that will be incorporating Qi technology. With this, we will be able to place our mobile devices onto “charging pads” on the furniture, and in turn will charge our phones wirelessly.

According to Mashable, “Qi is a popular wireless power standard from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) that is available in many hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, airports, and other public locations.” IKEA wants to bring Qi into the home, and will be the first large furniture retailer to offer this technology in their products.

Although we will not have to deal with remembering where we placed our chargers, the furniture will still need to be plugged into a power source. According to The Wall Street Journal, IKEA will also be coming out with wireless charging kits that will fit into existing furniture.

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