Scientists are trying to ensure you don’t have to be anxious about that dreaded beep that signals a low battery or, worse, dead battery in your smartphone. In future, you may be able to charge your device simply by putting it in a low powered pocket, or picking up energy kernels from the environment or the sun. Till then, here are ways you can charge your phone without those ugly black wires showing.

Tylt Energi Sliding Power Case

Buy it: $49.99-79.99 (3,200-5,200) on www.tylt.com; shipping charges extra.

Bold Knot

Buy it: $39 on www.indiegogo.com; shipping charges extra.

WakaWaka Power+

Buy it: $79 on www.waka-waka.com; shipping charges extra.

#Hello

Buy it: $189 for a pair and $49 for the battery on www.joesjeans.com; shipping charges extra.

Ikea wireless charging furniture

Buy it: €50, around 3,700, onwards; Ikea.com; shipping charges extra.

Nipper

Buy it: £15 (around 1,500) on Nippercharger.com; shipping charges, £6.

Qifull Wireless Car Charger

Buy it: $43.99 on Amazon.com; shipping charges extra.

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad

Buy it: 2,999 on Samsungindiaestore.com.

Solar Paper

Buy it: $50 onwards, pre-order on www.yolkstation.com; shipping charges extra.

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