Charge your phone with this stylish list lamp
August 3, 2016 - table lamp
Swedish seat hulk Ikea sells a operation of home seat that supports a Qi wireless-charging standard, including pads and list lamps.
They assign Qi-compatible inclination such as a Samsung Galaxy S7 and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Ikea also sells wireless-charging covers for a Apple iPhone 4, 5 and 6, that do not have wireless-charging capability built in.
CORD LENGTH: 189cm
LED LIGHT COLOUR: Warm white (3,000 Kelvins)
LED BRIGHTNESS: 400 lumens
USB PORT (CURRENT): 2000mA (max)
VALUE FOR MONEY: 3/5
I attempted out a Ikea Riggad LED work lamp, which, according to Ikea, is one of a bestsellers in a wireless-charging range.
It is easy to see since that is a case. A desktop flare with a healthy wooden base, a Riggad has a clean, minimalist demeanour standard of Ikea’s products.
It has a comparatively tiny footprint and we can pivot a flare by around 60 degrees.
There are no manifest switches to spoil a purify lines. Simply daub a tip of a flare to spin it on.
The flare uses LEDs that are good for around 25,000hr and use significantly reduction appetite than illuminated bulbs.
It is elementary to assemble. You insert a steel arm to a wooden bottom and tie a screw.
At a centre of a wooden bottom is a white round with a “plus” symbol. You have to place your Qi-compatible device on tip of a round to assign a device.
The charging resource is utterly finicky. The flare will not start charging your device if a phone is outward a circle, or even only partially within it.
A tiny light indicator on a round turns on when a wireless charging is in use. However, a light is lonesome by your smartphone, so we have to lift your phone adult to see it. This also stops a charging process.
At a bottom of a flare is a USB port, that lets we assign inclination that do not have a wireless charging function.
To exam a wireless charging underline on a Riggad lamp, we used an iPhone 5 with an Ikea Vitahult wireless charging cover ($39.90).
It took around 3hr for a flare to entirely assign a iPhone from zero. In comparison, a connected Apple iPhone horse took around 2hr.
However, we was not too tender with a Vitahult wireless-charging cover. It is a elementary cosmetic box with a Lightning connector that plugs into a iPhone.
Its white finish creates it receptive to dirt. The box feels groundless since it has dual apart parts.
• Verdict: It takes about an hour longer than a normal horse to assign wirelessly, though a Riggad flare is a stylish further to your home office.