Ikea launches wireless charging furniture

LEIDEN, Netherlands — Ikea has launched a line of home furnishings with built-in ports for charging wireless devices. Developed at the company’s design hub in Älmhult, Sweden, the new range aims to make the process of charging phones and other smart devices at home handier and more discreet. The lamps, tables, and furniture in the range operate on the Qi standard of wireless charging technology, which is supported by some major manufacturers.