Wireless inductive charging pads are nothing new, and while they're useful, they haven't exactly set our gadget-loving hearts aflutter. Until now.
Spira, a project by design student Alice Robbiani, consists of a wall-mounted inductive charger which, when left on its own, looks like a piece of minimalist art.
Dock an iPhone using a special case however, and the black thermochromatic ink fades away revealing a hidden circular pattern.
An accompanying app shows off the remaining battery level in the iPhone using white circles, with each one representing 10% of the overall battery life.
Spin the iPhone around, and the circles drop away, revealing a hands that matches up with the thermochromatic clock face.
Sure, having your phone on the wall might not be the most practical option if you want to bash out a few messages while it's charging, but that's a price you might be willing to pay in the name of art.
Sadly this is a one-off concept piece, for the time being anyway, so we'll have to make do with our standard cables for now.
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