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Certain things need time and for the most part a big dominating player in a market to actually go ahead and adapt the technology. This week Swedish furniture giant IKEA has announced that it has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to wirelessly charge their smartphones. The collection includes lamps, bedside tables and desks, each coming with an integrated pad that can charge portable electronic devices simply by placing them on top. Developed by technology company Qi, devices with the same Qi technology will work out of the box with the new furniture. Currently these devices include models by Google Nexus, HTC, Samsung and Nokia. Both the Samsung Galaxy range and Apple’s iPhone are not supported at the moment, but IKEA will be launching special cases to make sure that even those models work. Look out for a first release of the collection come mid April.

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