*(Via Newsy) – The Mobile World Congress kicked off Sunday with a slew of announcements and exhibitions from tech companies like Samsung, HTC and more. But an announcement from Swedish furniture giant Ikea is also grabbing headlines.
Just in case charging your phone with a cord is too much trouble, Ikea is introducing lamps, bedside tables and other furniture pieces that will charge your phone wirelessly.
The uber-convenient and mostly unnecessary charging furniture comes from Ikea, but it’s designed by the Wireless Power Consortium using a technology standard called Qi Wireless.
Qi Wireless works with many different Android devices, including the new Samsung devices introduced this weekend and older generations of HTC and Microsoft smartphones.
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