An increasingly user-friendly and inexpensive technology, with a more and more familiar look, every day taking a step forward in our life; we are no longer surprised if the iPhone recognizes our digital fingerprint or talks with us, but we are surprised that a very cheap table can recharge our devices in a wireless mode. Ikea got it.
For those who missed this news, Ikea has announced at last Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona that a new line of furniture (about 80 different models) will soon be marketed, starting from North America and Europe. The new collection is provided with usb and wireless rechargeable tops to transform “any” table into a place to recharge tablets and smartphones without using cables (at a cost of just 20 or 30 € more than an “ordinary” piece of furniture). An intuitive symbol show you the recharge point.
It will be also possible to replace the new rechargeable tops in existing furniture.
Ikea recently became member of Wireless Power Consortium and it is the first result of this collaboration.
A fine example of democratic design, and a missed opportunity for the manufacturers of office furniture…