Just now, wireless charging seems to be the subject of much blogosphere coverage, and given the inroads being made from Qi’s resonance charging solutions to the very exciting-looking uBeam, it mightn’t be long before we’re all ditching those cables for good. Certainly, one designer has been paying attention to the recent increase in interest, and the result is a practical, cable-free wireless charging side table that plugs directly into a wall socket.
Yes, built into the Soak side table is a plug, and the entire surface area conceals a sizeable wireless charging mat. From there, all of your wireless-enabled devices can be powered up when placed upon it, and the real clincher is that there are no wires whatsoever.
Even in a world where almost any digital task can be processed without physical connectivity, we still find ourselves grappling with endless cables on a daily basis, and not only are they quite annoying – no less when they seem to tangle up to an unfathomable degree – but also, they’re pretty unsightly. The Soak, which is the brainchild of designer Youmin Vincent Kim ends these quibbles, and as well as proving an efficient solution to a common problem, also looks the part.
Sure, given that most folks only have one Qi-enabled device at the most, the Soak is probably a little ahead of its time. But still, such a unit would certainly encourage me to scour for wireless smartphones and tablets if it happened to be lying around in my house, and in a few years’ time, the likes of the Soak could be relatively commonplace.
The height of the plug is easily adjustable, so as to allow the table to sit comfortably dependent on where the socket may be located, and for sheer innovation and ingenuity, we are a little bit in love with the Soak.
Like most, we probably wouldn’t buy it just yet if it came to market, but with the digital world changing at an incredible rate, we certainly wouldn’t undermine the prospect of the Soak or a similar invention releasing over the next couple of years.
If you’re interested in learning more about it, then point your browser to: youmin.kr/soak
What do you make of the Soak? Would you part with your money to acquire such a product?
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