Don’t believe that wireless charging will soon impact the average smart phone user's daily life? IKEA’s recent line of furniture may have just proved you wrong.
IKEA provided wireless charging with industry-defining momentum when it
announced that it would be producing a new line of wireless charging furniture
available to the American public beginning in late spring of 2015. The collection of products being introduced
includes bedside tables, floor and table lamps, desks, traditional charging
pads, and an idea that even further advances wireless charging technology’s home
presence – a DIY (do it yourself) kit that allows an individual to embed
wireless charging capabilities into furniture of their choice.
But this technology is probably too expensive to appear in the average
American’s household, right? Wrong. The products are surprisingly affordable,
ranging from roughly $10 to $120.
A primary reason why this news has been – and will increasingly
continue to be – so instrumental for the development of the wireless charging
industry is that wireless technology has been slow to gain traction within the
consumer electronics market over the past few years, and such a strong movement
of support from a furniture powerhouse such as IKEA may be exactly what the
industry needs to turn the corner.
In addition, IKEA’s announcement is likely to help end the enduring
debate over which “standards” the industry will adopt. The debate over the two current standards, Qi
and PMA, has prevented wireless tech’s widespread development by essentially
diluting the market into two competing subsets, which has prevented any one
standard from being universally adopted and executed. IKEA’s decision to adopt the Qi standard,
however, has the potential to minimize that conflict and provide an enhanced
growth opportunity for the market.
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