Vine Camouflage Disguises Unsightly Cables

While we wait patiently for wireless power systems to come of age, managing unsightly cables remains an annoying problem. Perhaps camouflage is the answer.

This vine-shaped cellphone charging cable from Microworks is one application of this idea. It's only a design concept at the moment, but I can picture something more elaborate—like a faux houseplant that is actually a gadget hub, with multiple branches that extend out and double as charging cables. It certainly would be a lot better than having cables slithering out of every socket like some sort of robotic Medusa. [Microworks via Spoon and Tamago via Dwell]