IKEA Readies Qi-Powered Wireless-Charging Furniture
IKEA may have a major position in the furniture market, but it's never really gotten into consumer electronics. The chain made noises about producing a television in 2012, but it never surfaced.
That's about to change, with IKEA this week announcing that bedside tables, lamps and desks will be equipped with Qi-powered wireless charging. Qi is the standard established by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC.)
The announcement came at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.