Modern life is a near-constant battle against cables. Like amorous electrically charged snakes, metres of micro USB wires entwine themselves with the chalk white cables from Apple's portfolio of proprietary cables, never to be put asunder.
Often when a smartphone bleats its final cry for battery life, the right cable is never easily available. And then you stand on a plug.
But help may be at hand in the form of wireless charging furniture revealed at MWC by flat-pack products and meatball giant Ikea.
The BBC reported that Ikea's Home Smart line will initially range from lamps to coffee and bedside tables that eschew cables for a more harmonious way of filling up lithium-ion battery-equipped devices.
Ikea has used the QI wireless charging standard, which will make its charging spot compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy S6.
Through the power of inductive charging, devices with embedded magnetic coils can draw a small electromagnetic field without the need for unsightly wires.
Those with mobile devices incompatible with the QI standard need not worry, as Ikea will provide phone cases that allow the devices to benefit from cable-free charging.
Ikea fans with a suite of incompatible furniture can also breathe easy in the knowledge that the company is offering standalone wireless charging pads that can be fixed onto existing furniture, meaning that hours of poring over instructions on a Sunday afternoon will not have been wasted.
The Wireless Power Consortium said that there are 81 compatible wireless QI smartphones in the worldwide market, meaning that Ikea's Home Smart range has the potential to sit in a leading position when it come to power-infused furniture.
Ikea will launch the wireless charging products in the UK in April.
People who find they turn the air blue when screw A does not match figure A's image will be happy to know that Ikea is not the only company pursuing wireless charging. Starbucks, Huawei and Lenovo are also dipping their corporate toes in the market.
Adding wireless charging into furniture may sound like a great and much desired feature for everyday living, but it does raise questions about recycling.
With extra technology fitted into furniture, V3 wonders whether Ikea has made a range that makes the disposal of unwanted furniture a lot more difficult.
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