Cameras, phones, tablets, e-readers and laptops all need charging; and, soon us not so early adopters will be adding smart watches and glasses to this list too. All this means more chargers to store and more wires snaking their way from plug sockets to devices. So, before you buy any large piece of furniture it's time to start asking whether intelligent models are available that will help you to reduce all this clutter.
This tech-drawer from Mark Wilkinson Furniture is cleverly fitted with USB connection points and can also house a standard three-pin plug socket too. Available in kitchen units, study and bedroom furniture, it ensures that devices can stay hidden away whilst reenergising; and, it gives you a handy place to store these things when not in use too.
Ikea has been focusing on integrating smart technology into its designs too. It's difficult to see from the image above, but place your phone on to the cross on the top of this side table and it will start charging wirelessly.
You can do the same with the lamp base above, and a number of other items in Ikea's wireless charging range.
To discover more benefits to cutting the cord when it comes to electronic devices, read on here