Wireless charging has been a thing for quite some time now, and so has furniture that supports it. However, not all of us have such furniture or have the means or desire to get it.
In comes IKEA’s new wireless charging pad that can be mounted under surfaces to transform the area above into an “invisible” wireless charging hotspot.
In the product’s manual, IKEA describes the Sjömärke as ‘perfect to mount on a desk, side table or bedside table when you want chargers and cables to blend into the decor to keep the room neat and tidy.’
The temperature monitoring is especially crucial since the charger will be tightly mounted to either wood or plastic, which are the two materials IKEA says it will be able to charge through.In addition, the recommended thickness for the surface is between 8mm and 22.2mm. You can either mount it with the double-sided tape that comes in the package or with 18mm x 6mm screws, which have to be bought additionally. Inside the box, you will also find a six-foot power cable and stickers for marking the charging spot.
Admittedly, this is not the first device of this kind, but the price is appealing for those who wanted such a product but couldn’t get one.
It will also be interesting to see how much power the Sjömärke draws, having in mind the vastly heftier consumption conventional wireless chargers have compared to normal wired ones.