Technology Product Designs: Chargers | MAKO Design + Invent

Charging Made Easy with Technology Product Design

March 2, 2015

Here at MAKO Design + Invent, we are always searching for creative innovations that meet the needs of consumers who thrive to use the latest technology product design on the market. Often, consumers pursue a technology product design that will fulfill a niche that has not yet been satisfied; one that will assist in making their lives a little simpler – perhaps something like inductive charging.

Although inductive charging has been around for years, there’s always room to creatively modify these methods in new technology product designs that make it enjoyable and user-friendly for a wider range of consumers. The ability to charge your products wirelessly is mostly convenient for individuals who no longer want to deal with the hassle of searching for their chargers, replacing their wires, or even disposing of them. So, when it comes to wireless technology, consumers are constantly hoping to jump on the next big technology product design simply for the purpose of convenience… and that it’s cool!

IKEA’s New Technology Product Design

IKEA has pioneered in creating resourceful ways of using inductive charging in their furniture through a technology called Qi Wireless. Qi Wireless technology product design allows you to charge your phone wirelessly on your tables, desks and even lamps. While using this technology, you no longer have to struggle to find your phone charger, or the mess that cables tend to cause. Our VP of Strategy, James Chalmers, is a fan of the new technology product design.

He adds, “Inductive charging has been around for some time, but it is great to see our friends at IKEA now incorporating it into their furniture. We have and are actively working on projects where we are using inductive charging both in traditional consumer products and as well as more tech based products. As the technologies get developed, the cost of the components gets lower, and we are able to introduce technologies like inductive charging into everyday products.”

This will surely be a successful addition to IKEA’s accomplishment as they are currently the largest furniture distributor of this technology product design. Unfortunately for iOS users, IKEA’s designs do not include charging stations for Apple consumers.  If you have a Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus 6, or a few other of these phones, you may be one of the lucky individuals that IKEA is targeting.

MAKO is excited to be witnessing ground-breaking improvements to technology that has been around for many years and is now moulded to suit consumers’ current demands and needs. If you have an idea similar to this or an invention idea feel free to contact us! 

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