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Wireless Phone Chargers Coming to IKEA

Furniture giant IKEA wants in on the tech market. Mark Lennihan / AP

Soon Starbucks won’t be the only place you can charge your cell phone without plugging in a pesky power cord. According to Gizmodo, Scandinavian furniture manufacturer IKEA plans to offer products featuring built-in wireless charging mats, as well as stand-alone charging stations that can be drilled into any piece of furniture.

Wireless charging at home means simply placing your mobile phone on a power mat built into a table or counter surface. The Swedish company recently announced it will begin offering the charging-enabled products online and in-store starting some time in mid-April.

IKEA wireless charging ports cost $30, and for an additional $5 come with a specialized drill bit to flawlessly insert the charger into any furniture surface.

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The closest IKEA store to Boston is in Stoughton, and the company’s only other New England location is in New Haven, Connecticut.

Click here to read the full Gizmodo story.

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