The wireless utopia we’ve all been patiently waiting for (while tripping over cords) is still nowhere to be seen, but it’s not for lack of trying. Designer Youmin Vincent Kim has come up with a wonderful interim solution with the Soak desk that leans up against, and plugs directly into, a wall — allowing it to serve as a central spot for charging gadgets.
To eradicate cables altogether, the Soak is embedded with an inductive charger just below its maple surface so that you can just place your compatible gadgets down and they will start to power up. But even adding a handful of surface-mounted USB ports, or a hidden compartment to plug in adapters, would still be more elegant given the table’s managed to shed the nest of power cables you’d usually find underneath. [Youmin Vincent Kim via Dornob]