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IKEA To Incorporate Wireless Charging In Many Of Its Offerings


Wireless charging is being increasingly included in more and more devices, and it’s about time furniture manufacturers took advantage of this reality. So it’s with great pleasure that we find out about IKEA’s plans to do just that. They’ve endorsed the Qi Wireless Charging standard from the Wireless Power Consortium, and will be rolling out home furnishings with the functionality in the coming months. This means bedside tables, lamps and desks will have a special area on which you’ll be able to simply put down your phone and start charging. No more cables to plug in at night. Considering IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer, this move will likely put pressure to make wireless charging ubiquitous, and hopefully one day convince Apple to include it in its handsets, a move it should have made years ago. Of course when they do so, they’ll act as if they invented the thing and call it something different, but in the end it doesn’t matter: cables need to disappear.

“IKEA said the wireless charging home furnishings will be available in Europe and North America this April, followed by a global rollout.”

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Fonesalesman Llaunches QiStone+, First Truly Wireless Charging Device

Fonesalesman QiStone+

Wireless charging is becoming really popular, especially because of the growing market for wearables. To meet this demand, Fonesalesman has been offering wireless charging accessories for quite some time now, but in order to up the ante, it has launched the QiStone+. A one-of-a-kind solution, the QiStone+ is truly wireless, i.e. it can charge and be charged wirelessly.

The power bank is compatible with all standards for wireless charging, and can be used with all device that can charge with a Qi Charging Pad. The mere look of the QiStone+ appeals to the onlooker – it wears a unique stone texture and is designed in such a way that it fits really comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Powered by a 4000mAh battery in the heart, the QiStone+ can charge any smartphone fully. While being used to charge a device wirelessly, the power bank can be attached to another gadget via USB. While there are many phones that are compatible with Qi Wireless Charging, but in case yours isn’t, Fonesalesman Wireless Receivers can let you phone act as one.

QiStone+ is available for pre-order for $79.99 from Fonesalesman and Amazon. And comes with a 20% discount for customers who own a Fonesalesman product already.

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Sharp’s New Aquos f SH-13C Embraces The Qi Wireless Charging Standard

Sharp Aquos f SH-13C (Image courtesy Akihabara News)
By Andrew Liszewski

Big corporations, particularly those in competition with each other, don’t always like to play nice together. But in some instances a little co-operation can not only benefit each other, but consumers as well. Such is the case with the Qi wireless power standard which ensures that wireless charging hardware from one manufacturer works with different hardware from another. It also allows companies to finally build electronics with wireless charging functionality already built in, since it’s guaranteed to work with a variety of accessories as long as they’re Qi friendly.

According to Akihabara News, Sharp’s new Aquos f SH-13C is one of the first smartphones to include a Qi compatible built-in battery allowing you to simply plop it down on any Qi-friendly charging pad (it also comes with one) to recharge it. Other less exciting features include a 3.7-inch 890×540 QHD display, an 8.1MP camera and the TapFlow UI running on Android 2.3. As for availability? Given it’s being shown off at press events I think you can safely assume sometime this year.

[ Akihabara News – Sharp Aquos Phone f SH-13C comes with QI Wireless charging technology ]