Ikea Unveils Phone-Charging Furniture at MWC

Ikea Unveils Phone-Charging Furniture at MWC

(Courtesy IKEA)
(Courtesy IKEA)

Zoe Kleinman, BBC

(BBC.com)—Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.

The Home Smart range will initially include lamps, bedside tables and a coffee table as well as individual charging pads for any surface.

Ikea has used the wireless charging standard QI, which is also supported by Samsung in its latest handset, the S6.

Environmental group Friends of the Earth urged caution over the recyclability of such products.

 

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