Ikea’s $40 Sjömärke pad puts a wireless charger underneath your desk

Ikea obtained in rather early on marketing home furnishings embedded with wireless charging coils, but what if you never have just one of its run-up desks or shelving models? If you want seamless Wi-fi Qi charging without redecorating, then up coming month, there will be a solution. Meet the Sjömärke, a $39.99 wireless charging pad produced to operate with household furniture you previously possess.

This unit is not like most Qi charging pads, where by you’d place your phone or earbuds right on the mat. Instead, the 7-inch by three-inch aluminum and plastic charger will work via plastic or wood, so you can use its double-sided tape (or screws, not incorporated) to put it on the underside of a table or shelf.


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Ikea Sjömärke instructions

Ikea Sjömärke guidance
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As lengthy as you are mounting the gadget on a thing wood or plastic, it must properly send out an electric powered cost by means of to your gadgets on the other facet. It desires a minimum length from the cellphone of about 8mm, and Ikea recommends making use of it with a surface area involving 3-eighths and seven-eighths of an inch thick.

According to Ikea’s guide (pdf), it is “Perfect to mount on a desk, side desk or bedside desk when you want chargers and cables to blend into the decor to maintain the room neat and tidy.” Other than the sticky tape, it will come with a 6-foot ability cable and stickers to mark the location of your new charging location.


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The LED suggests charging position, and it has temperature and power monitoring for safety. It’s appropriate with the latest Qi 1.2.4 baseline ability profile, so you can anticipate it to carry out inside of the selection of standard 5W charging — no Samsung, Google, or Apple-unique advancements here. Nevertheless, it’s extraordinary adequate if you’d like to cost a telephone by basically placing it on the desk where it currently sits and not have to transfer anything else about. An Ikea spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that the Sjömärke will be readily available in-suppliers and on-line in the US and other nations around the world in October.