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IKEA to begin selling furniture with wireless charging tech

Wouldn’t life be easier if you could just plonk your smartphone down on your bedside table in order begin re-charging it overnight?

Well Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA (via Gizmodo) wants to make that cable-free home environment a reality with new range of furniture and wireless charging adapters.

From late spring in the United States, the company will begin selling night stands, side tables and various lamps, with wireless charging areas built in.

If you don’t want to shell out brand new home furniture the company is also selling its own wireless charging pads that can be easily added to your existing stuff.

The Jyssen charging pad will cost just $29.99 and has been built with some of the company’s existing desks in mind. For those who own a Micke and Stuva desk, the charger will slide right into the chord management hole.

For everyone else, IKEA is also selling a specialised drill bit (or hole saw, as the company calls it) that means they can be installed in pretty much any piece of furniture in the house.

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Meanwhile, the company will also sell a host of table top wireless charging solutions, such as the Nordmärke triple pad, if you don’t fancy making holes in your grandfather’s antique desk.

But what if your smartphone doesn’t support wireless charging? Your good pals at IKEA have you covered too. It is selling special cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices that’ll add the functionality.

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