After the Deal with McDonald’s earlier, IKEA supports Qi Wireless Charging as well. In order to offer customers the possiblity to charge their devices wirelessly, the company will work with Samsung and integrate Qi Chargers into their new furniture (“wireless chargers”), which will be available as of April 2015.
Ikea will build wireless charging technology directly into its home furnishings, turning bedside tables, lamps and desks into charging spots. “We know that people hate cable mess…our innovative new solutions, which integrate wireless charging into home furnishings, will make life at home simpler,” said Jeanette Skjelmose, business and area manager, lighting and wireless charging at Ikea.
IKEA as well as Samsung definetely have the power to cover the big masses and bring Qi into the household of millions of people and thus can help Qi to become even more popular. Besides, this could also be an incentive for other furniture manufacturers to follow the example of IKEA and support Qi as well.