We've all been there, fumbling in the dark or an awkward position trying to plug in a phone or a laptop - now Tesla labs have produced a fairly scary vision of the future for chargers...

Of course, Tesla’s charger is designed to dock into electric cars, so it’s not likely to appear in Apple’s next iPhone, but the concept is creepy enough at any scale. Check the video to see what we mean!

The prototype charger uses a ‘spine’ made of metal vertebrae to give it enormous degrees of movement, and also enough precision to hunt out and dock into the £60,000 cars charging port.

The video was tweeted by Tesla’s official Twitter account.