Ikea has been participating in wireless charging games for some time and has a desk with a built-in charging dock for compatible phones. However, thanks to Sjömärke, you can now add wireless Qi charging to your workspace without redecorating.
The great name device is designed to work through wood and plastic. By fixing it to the underside of your desk, you can create a wireless charging area just above it. This means that you can easily reserve space even if your workstation is as cluttered as any other workstation.
However, make sure your table meets Ikea’s recommendations before you go ahead and buy. You will need a wooden or plastic desk with a thickness of 8 to 22 mm (0.31 to 0.87 inches). See the digital manual for more information.
Currently the list in the US is Sjömärke The price is $ 39.99. Contact Ikea for more information on availability in the UK and Australia. If you find out more, be sure to add it here.
Opinion: Wired charging is a relic
Over the weekend, the newly announced iPhone 13 claimed to be effectively a portless iPhone at this time. Given the options offered by Bluetooth and Qi charging (or proprietary technology like Apple’s MagSafe), connecting your smartphone to something isn’t very easy.
Ikea’s Sjömärke charger shows that we are not the only ones who feel that wireless charging will soon be the dominant force. We have been defending this technology for many years ahead of our competitors. With the latest gadgets, you can easily charge wirelessly at your desk.
Wireless charging is also convenient. I forgot to connect my smartphone at night to awaken up to 4% of battery life. It was much easier to just put the smartphone on a pad on the surface nearby. It’s also safe from a data standpoint, as you don’t know if a public wired charging port is secretly trying to steal your cell phone information, but wireless charging doesn’t carry that risk.
We think it will take at least another year for the company to be brave enough to announce a portless phone, but when it comes, it will be a long postponed announcement.