As I look down underneath my desk at the tangle of wires and plugs I dream of a day when all of our gadgets can be powered wirelessly. Until then, a concept like AllSocket could help reduce clutter.

The idea is to replace traditional wall outlets with a modular system that taps into power that runs around the perimeter of a room. That way you could add outlets wherever they are needed, eliminating the need for powerstrips and extension cords. The system would be green as well—users could configure the system to cut power from a single switch or automatically through the detection of standby states.

Again, AllSocket is only a concept at this point, so who knows whether it will ever evolve into an actual product. However, I would certainly prefer this type of system over an outlet wall. [Yanko via Hometone]