Wireless charging is one of these thoughts that is amazing in theory, but often unsatisfactory in real life. Its name indicates blissful charging of your devices wherever you sit them down. In reality, you are stuck with an individual spot to charge, much like a plug or cable.
Ikea is brilliance here isn’t too much that it makes standalone Qi-compatible wireless charging pads … though it does, and that is absolutely good … but that it has assembled them into furniture. This not only means that you just can really be motivated to add more charging points during your home, but that they are constructed into electrical devices that do other thing s. If, like me, you find you never have sufficient plug sockets in your home, this really is a superb means of adding multiple charging points without taking up another plug. For instance, one of the devices we analyzed was the Riggad work lamp. With this, you get a smart, warm lamp that not only has a wireless charging pad on the base, but also a USB port for charging another device … three functions running off just one mains outlet.
We additionally analyzed the Selje bedside table, Nordmark e pad and, since my partner and I have iPhones that do not support wireless charging , the Vitahult charging case. Because my wife is regularly wrangling with our infant, and does not need to be fumbling about noisily with cables or docks for fear of awakening her, being able to merely place her iPhone down on a surface and have it begin charging was genuinely welcome. You can also buy charging pads from Ikea to assemble into existing furniture yourself.
On the other hand, the Vitahult case was a bit of a disappointment. Ikea’s recommendable cheapness does not carry well to consumer technology. Instead, I rapid ly changed my wife to the Incipio Ghost Qi case for her iPhone 6, which not only enables it to charge, but also has its own 2, 100 mAh battery, in order that ev en if she passes out from infant-related debilitation before recalling to place her iPhone on a pad, it should not be entirely dead the next day.