By Nova Hasley
Gone are the days one has to worry about pesky wires — Ikea has come out with a new “Home Smart” line that will wirelessly charge your phone, tablet or mobile device.
The Home Smart line has struck the perfect balance of innovative and stylish. You have the option of buying the built-in furniture or the separate units (so you can add a wireless charger to your current furniture).
The built-in furniture line comes in the form of various tables and lamps for multi-purpose use around your home. If you don’t feel like fully committing to the furniture line, you have the option of purchasing a charging pad that can be placed anywhere in your household or workspace. Simply set your phone on the plus sign and voilà! Let the charging begin. (Unfortunately, at this time, the charging pads are only available on the European sites for Ikea.)
So what’s the catch?
In order for the wireless connection to work, you need to have a Qi-supported device. If you’re like the rest of us who don’t know what that means, here’s a link to see if your phone is Qi compatible.
For those who didn’t see their device on the list, do not fear. There are fairly cheap ways to make it work for Apple and Android users alike. Ikea has phone covers available on their site. However, if you’re looking for a more subtle approach, a quick Amazon search for “Qi Receiver” can give thousands of results that are as low as $10.
Curious what the line looks like? Check out the slideshow below.
Nova Hasley is a content intern for New Home Source.