It's been nearly a year since I had the pleasure of visiting the mothership's mothership: IKEA's headquarters in Sweden. One of the most interesting things that I saw there during our preview of upcoming products is about to hit the US stores and it has all the makings of a major game changer...
Affordable (nearly) anywhere wireless charging for your devices, that you can install throughout your home.
Here's some info from the official press release:
The chargers are super simple to use and appealing to the eye: just place your phone on the oversized "+" to charge. They are designed by David Wahl, who says:
“I wanted them to blend in easily in the home, but it’s equally important that the pads are easy to use. The result is a charging pad with a simple yet interesting design, that can be used in many places across the home.”
You'll have lots of options from buying furniture from the line with charging pads built in, to standalone pads to (and this is where things get super cool and customizable) drop in chargers that you can install anywhere, thanks to the availability of a special drill bit that allows you to make a perfectly sized hole in the surface of your countertop (or standalone furniture) and pop one right in.
Prices are very affordable (the drill bit is $5, most pads are around $30 with a triple in the $60 range, furniture and lighting $9.99 t0 $119.) and US availability begins "Late Spring". Are you ready to embrace the wireless yet wired life at home?