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In some rooms, the furniture simply is not arranged in such a way that offers an elevated surface close to a power point. The Placed Socket has been designed to serve these particular outlets by providing a small shelf on which you can set down your battery-deprived smartphone.

Designed by a team from the Ningbo Institute of Technology at Zhejiang University in China, this concept is a clever solution to the annoyance of having your handset dangling from its cord or having to rest it on the floor. What this 2013 Red Dot design is is a socket plate that screws right into the wall. It integrates a hinged cover, and with it opened or closed, the Placed Socket allows the easy insertion of charger plugs.