Solid surface supplier Wharf Worktops can now integrate wireless charging technology into its worksurfaces.
This modular-style system uses a SupaPowa transmitter with Qi technology, which allows electricity to pass between a transmitter and receiver coil that sit in close proximity.
Qi technology is compatible with over 200 different models of smart device from the likes of Apple, Asus, HTC, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, NuCurrent, Samsung, BlackBerry, Xiaomi and Sony.
The worktop lights up when a device is on-charge and Wharf Worktops can even inlay a contrasting disc of material within its range of Seamless Select or Seamless Makeover worktops.
It means the location of the charge point can be visible to all users, during the day and night.
Managing director of Wharf Worktops Rob Bullen said: “With a growing reliance on digital communication and media technology in the home, we have noted that the modern kitchen now typically features a hero island unit, which is multi-purpose and designed for cooking, dining, socialising and home office work.
“This has led to power outlets being in high demand in the kitchen and by using portable technology, homeowners are inheriting unwanted charging cables that in turn, are spoiling their beautiful and clear kitchen work surfaces.”
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