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Ikea Launches New $40 Wireless Charging

IKEA is the forerunner of furniture embedded with wireless charging coils. The Sjömärke, a $39.99 wireless charging pad made to work with furniture you already own. The company also introduces furniture by back option in the US.

This device isn’t like a Qi charging pad, where users put phones or earbuds directly on the mat. Instead, the seven-inch by three-inch aluminium and plastic charger works through plastic or wood, so you can use its double-sided tape to put it on the underside of a table or shelf.

Users must mount the device on something wood or plastic, it would safely send an electric charge through to your gadgets on the other side. The Ikea Wireless charging should have a minimum distance from the phone of about 8mm, and recommends using it with a surface between three-eighths and seven-eighths of an inch thick.Ikea’s manual stated that it is Perfect to mount on a desk, side table or bedside table when users want chargers and cables to blend into the decor to keep the room neat. The device comes with a six-foot power cable and stickers to mark the location of your new charging spot.

The led light in the device indicates that the device is charging is launching a new buyback service in the U.S., beginning with a pilot at a store near its North American headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, where used products will be resold. Ikea has already started rolling out the service in other countries, from the U.K. to Singapore. When someone wants to sell an item, they fill out a form online and indicate the condition, and Ikea offers an estimate of how much it can pay.

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