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FurniQi furniture line seamlessly integrates Qi wireless charging tech

A fully-assembled FurniQi side table with Qi-compatible devices on top
A fully-assembled FurniQi side table with Qi-compatible devices on top
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The FurniQi side table combines wireless Qi technology with bamboo wood construction
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The FurniQi side table combines wireless Qi technology with bamboo wood construction
The FurniQi side table provides convenient, cable-free charging with Qi-enabled devices
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The FurniQi side table provides convenient, cable-free charging with Qi-enabled devices
The FurniQi side table is home assembled and comprises four bolts, a hex key, two interlocking leg pieces and a table top
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The FurniQi side table is home assembled and comprises four bolts, a hex key, two interlocking leg pieces and a table top
A fully-assembled FurniQi side table with Qi-compatible devices on top
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A fully-assembled FurniQi side table with Qi-compatible devices on top
The FurniQi line of furniture will have wireless charging discs seamlessly integrated into its surfaces
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The FurniQi line of furniture will have wireless charging discs seamlessly integrated into its surfaces
Assembling the FurniQi at IFA 2015 took mere seconds, though we didn't bolt the leg pieces in place
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Assembling the FurniQi at IFA 2015 took mere seconds, though we didn't bolt the leg pieces in place
A fully assembled side table to the left, with a part assembled model to the right
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A fully assembled side table to the left, with a part assembled model to the right

Having previously released the WoodPuck charger made of bamboo and a Qistone+ wireless power bank that looks like a zen stone, London-based Fonesalesman is following in Ikea's footsteps by integrating Qi wireless charging technology into its planned FurniQi furniture range. The company was at IFA with a prototype bamboo side table that is set to be the first FurniQi product.

The FurniQi side table on display offered an etched circular zone to guide the placement of Qi-enabled devices for induction charging. According to the demo video shown at the press event, the FurniQi side table takes less than a minute to assemble at home, with each side kit coming with a wood table top, two interlocking leg pieces, four bolts, and a hex key to put it all together.

The FurniQi side table provides convenient, cable-free charging with Qi-enabled devices
The FurniQi side table provides convenient, cable-free charging with Qi-enabled devices

The number of Qi-compatible products and accessories have been growing over time. Some of the latest smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, support Qi wireless charging right out of the box and there's no shortage of cases that will bring the capabilities to existing devices.

Having previously found crowdfundingsuccess with its iQi Mobile device that brings wireless charging to iPhone 5, 5C and 5Smodels, Fonesalesman is looking to repeat the feat with the FurniQi furniture line through an Indigogo campaign that is set to launch next month. Though the prototype table on display at IFA had two charging discs installed, there's a possibility the crowdfunding project may offer a table with just the one.

Source: FurniQi

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