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Post  Sirop14 on Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:17 pm

Ikea's Furniture Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

Ikea is launching wired-up desks, tables and lamps which can wirelessly charge your phone.

The company is releasing a new collection which will use Qi wireless technology to charge devices that are placed on the new furniture.

The Home Spot range will be available in Europe and North America from April, with availability around the world to follow.

Ikea's lighting and wireless manager Jeanette Skjelmose 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."

One industry analyst, Jeff Kagan, said he expected other furniture companies to follow suit.

He said: "This is (a) very early time in the furniture business to blend wireless technology.

"I expect every other furniture maker to jump on this same bandwagon."

Qi is a global wireless charging standard and allows users to wirelessly charge a device using induction transfer by placing it on top of a specially adapted surface.

In January Ikea reported annual profits of £2.43bn - unchanged from the year before.

http://news.sky.com/story/1436856/ikeas-furniture-wirelessly-charges-your-phone

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/ikea-is-going-to-turn-your-home-into-one-big-wireless-charger-1286487

http://www.itpro.co.uk/mobile/24139/ikea-launches-qi-wireless-charging-furniture

Comment - How many remembers 1987/88/89 then furniture style and politic in Britain, France, Italy Germany  and Holland. In Britain then IKEA, then Furniture range in line with events and politics of the day. When it came to decorating that place 87a Victoria Rd , Kilburn Brent had particularly chosen IKEA not a British Brand because of the unique politic associated with their furniture and company. What we have written about the issues had that SIROP program been worked and implemented in France or Belgium or Luxembourg - Europe , Former East Europe and Russia would have been very different.

Some 26 years on the politic of IKEA and Scandinavia in Europe.  Call us strange and those at the time who did from then Conservative - part of the reason they hijacked and had stole everything in the former Flat ex coach House because of the IKEA furniture and the politic of the day, the dynamic and synergy. Yet what the British media were writing.  Other furniture and bits and pieces we had in that place/Flat.

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