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Wireless Electricity?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by theogt, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Wireless electricity in the kitchen

    Posted by Abbi Perets

    I've never been a fan of cord clutter. I switched to a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard in my office, and I've delighted in the clean look ever since. Cord clutter may be annoying in the office, but it's downright dangerous in the kitchen. The kitchen--that place where I spill, where my kids come barreling through at top speed, where tangled cords are truly an accident waiting to happen.

    Cordless technology for the kitchen is a great idea, but one that doesn't get as much press, perhaps, as wireless peripherals for the office. Until now.

    At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Powermat debuted its technology in a whole new way. Powermat "brings safe, simple, and efficient wireless electricity to surfaces including walls, tables, floors, and desktops. It is designed to replace the need to access multiple electrical sockets," says the Web site. In other words, you can use this technology to power your electronics in real time, with no cords, no outlets, and no batteries.

    Now imagine that your kitchen countertop came with this technology. Tough to envision? Here, watch a video.

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  2. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Well you still have to plug it in, just not to the wall. I don't think it will cure any clutter problems with cords and stuff. But neat nonetheless.

    Google Nikolai Tesla's wireless electricity experiements in Colorado. Insane stuff. Way ahead of its time.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The mixer was fitted with a receiver, so you don't have to plug it in. They were just showing the movable socket separately.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I saw the small version of that powermat stuff but didn't know they were going full scale like that.

    I wonder how much electricity it actually uses though. Surely it has to use more than just plugging whatever you're powering into the wall.

    Of course, I guess if you had that built into a countertop that you really wouldn't care if it used a little more energy or not.

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