Samsung and IKEA have joined hands to come up with a rather intriguing model of how the companies want you to (wireless-ly) charge your phones. Wireless charging is not a new technology by a long shot, but for some obvious reasons, it has failed to take off. First, there was the issue of charging standards, which however was resolved when pretty much every maker settled on Qi. Other things, including the slow rate of charging, meant that there was still a few generations of tech to go before wireless charging got widely adopted.
Samsung and IKEA seem keen on bringing about a change with their aforementioned model, though. With the new wireless charging compatible furniture, IKEA want you to stop worrying about charging plates, and offer the convenience of being able to charge your phone almost anywhere. Now, that does sound like quite a novel idea to me, we’ll see how it fares in the market when IKEA start shipping the almost futuristic furniture next month, in North America and Europe.