Hack your nightstand into a Qi inductive wireless charging station


Remembering all the interest in Julie’s recent Gadget Diary about the Qi inductive wireless charger, I know some of you will be interested in reading an article I recently found on the Huffington Post site.  They have an article about modifying a nightstand to turn it into a Qi inductive wireless charging station.  Basically, a YouTube user named lobbamobba modified an Ikea nightstand to sink the Qi charging base into a corner of the top.  He does this from the bottom of the top – if you know what I mean – so there’s nothing to see but a smooth tabletop.  Watch the above video to learn how he did it, and you can find the full Huffington Post article here.

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  • Julie April 19, 2013, 12:40 pm

    Great idea! I’ll figure out a way to do this with my setup if I can ever solve the issue with the SGS3’s display coming on after it’s almost charged.

  • Philip April 19, 2013, 5:34 pm

    Great so when you travel you just pack the table also ?!

    • Julie April 19, 2013, 5:36 pm

      @Philip I would guess that you would just take a USB cable when you travel…

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