Retro Formica Counters Are About To Make a High-Tech Comeback

Once known as the brand of kitchen counter tops preferred by cheesy apartments and grandmas across the world, Formica is ready to make a high-tech comeback.

Formica Group has announced a new partnership with ConvenientPower System to equip their surfaces with wireless charging capability.

Hell yes.

Imagine you iPad charging while you’re making dinner or your phone getting a little juice just by getting plopped on the counter when you walk in the front door. Or how about desktops for work spaces that continuously charge devices? Genius.

“ConvenientPower Systems has the proprietary technology to deliver seamless wireless power, and Formica Group is known for innovations in surfacing design,” said Francisco Irazusta, chief executive officer of Fletcher Building’s International Group, which includes the Formica Group said. T”ogether, we look forward to bringing wireless charging solutions to market as partners and fellow members of the Wireless Power Consortium.”

Now if Formica can just work on making counters that don’t look like your Mema’s, everything would be cool.

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