IKEA’s New Furniture Will Charge Your Phone
8/25 Update: You can buy all the wireless charging IKEA furniture your heart desires here. Now that’s a smart home on a budget.
The Swedish company is partnering with Wireless Power Consortium to launch a variety of Qi-powered lamps (floor + table), desks and bedside tables to bring your home closer to a cord-free life while keeping all of your devices juiced up. After plugging any of the furniture pieces in, all you have to do is place your device on the charging circle and gaze at it powering up, no wires attached. Smart home, FTW.
The Qi system is the leader in wireless charging and will be bringing tons of battery concerned people the ability to get their electronics fully charged without the help of a cord. Before you go building this furniture though, make sure your devices are fully compatible with the system. No one likes a DIY fail ;)
We (and most likely you) are ready to build all of these pieces of furniture ASAP, but we’re all gonna have to wait a month as the products will be available in the US + Europe in April, reportedly beginning at $46. Budget + tech-friendly furniture? We really really really really really really like you, IKEA.
Will you be building IKEA’s wirelessly charging furniture next month? Let us know in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!