Gadgets that can stay in the air / Madrobots / SurprizingFacts blog

In the first part of the selection of levitating gadgets (we are talking, of course, about magnetic induction), interesting systems were shown that can hold In the air for a long time. Developers continue to come up with all new devices, some of which immediately attract attention.

For this reason, today Madrobots publishes the second part of the compilation. In it – only real devices, and not concepts. Almost everything can be bought, they are on the market. Yes, why not start a normal beer glass or a cup for coffee in the flight? Yeah, why not start a regular beer glass or a cup for a coffee in the flight? Yeah, why not start a normal beer glass or a cup for a coffee in the flight? "

Flying glasses and glasses Levitating CUP

The most, that is, the geeky commodity. This was thought by the Levitating Cup developers who launched a campaign to raise funds for their project at Kickstarter and collected more than $ 62,000.

In principle, all this is suitable for both home use and "work" in companies. Who will refuse to drink beer or good cognac from such a vessel? Well and that to drink coffee or tea from a flying mug during work is abruptly, and to speak it is not necessary.

However, the cost of flying dishes is not so small: for one unit you will have to pay more than $ 130.

LePlant plants floating in the air

If there is a levitating mug on one side of the table, why not place a flying cactus or a bonsai tree on the other side? LePlant has developed several models of plant pots that float in the air. And it is sold as a pot, in itself, and pots already with plants. Madrobots, for example, can purchase levitating plant pot LePlant Bonsai, LePlant Hamedorei, LePlant Thiandlandsia. If desired, you can draw a flying garden on your desktop or at home. Well, plus it is also an excellent gift that many people like.

There is still a similar thing for lovers of flowers and plants. This is Air Bonsai, which is a system of decorative platform with a powerful magnet and a sphere of moss or volcanic rock. The sphere hovers at a height of approximately 2 cm, smoothly rotating around its axis. Unfortunately, it is only available on pre-order.

Levitan table lamp Crealev

The Danish company Crealev has developed a table lamp that looks almost exactly like a classic luminaire of this type. With a few exceptions – here the upper part of the shade is floating in the air. There is also a light source. By the way, this company provides information on the energy consumption of the levitating system. In a state of rest (when only electromagnets are included), its power consumption is about 3 watts. Not so much. Inside, it's not an ordinary incandescent lamp, but LEDs.

However, the cost of this light bulb is such that you can buy LED and ordinary lamps for the rest of your life. Its price is about 2 thousand euros. The developers explain this high price by the fact that … they do not explain anything.

Flyte Levitating Light

This is a less expensive version of the levitating lamp. Here, too, LEDs are used, and even the Flyte base can function as a docking station for wireless charging of mobile devices that support such a standard. According to the producers, the luminaire can work for a couple of decades, if it is used about 6 hours a day.

Here are the characteristics:

  • Service life: 50,000 h
  • Energy Efficiency: 16 lm / W
  • The maximum brightness: 60 lm
  • Power: 15 V
  • The dimensions of the stand: 126 × 126 × 30 mm
  • Weight of the stand: 500 g

The base of the bulb is connected to the outlet, the bulb should then be placed in the center of the base. She immediately hover in the air, spinning. In order to charge the phone, it must be put on the stand. Flyte is available on preorder in Madrobots.

Aoske Magnetic Levitation Platform

And this is a levitating platform that is created for collectors. On the platform, you can put some small object that will stay in the air and rotate. This object can be a watch, jewelry, cosmetics and much more. In general, an excellent idea for a watch or jewelry store. But you can use this platform at home, keeping your favorite things always in sight. There is such a thing about $ 86. Not so much.

Flying charging for phones

OvRcharge is a levitating charge for phones that keeps the phone above itself. Wires are only connected to the docking station. Of course, the device itself must support the wireless charging standard.

The very idea is very interesting, it's a cool device for both home and office. Convenient and attracts attention, right?

The levitating charger for smart watches

Yes, and such is. This piece is called LIFT. Like most previous gadgets, it's very easy to work with. You need to connect the charger to the network, and a smart clock, for example, Apple Watch, put on the levitating module. As in other cases, the device will start to rotate. So there is a double benefit – you can watch for hours, charging them. When the system detects the presence of a device, the backlight lights up, which makes the system even more interesting.

Levitating Nixie Clock

And, finally, levitating lamp clock from the Scottish developers. The idea of ​​creating a clock of this type appeared long ago, but only last year the team was able to launch a campaign to raise funds for these watch on Kickstarter.

The clock does not rotate, for which a special stabilization system is used. If desired, you can scroll them manually, as shown in the video above. Inside the base is a battery that supports the entire structure in the air in the event of a power outage. The system can work for years, at least, so say its creators. The cost is about $ 300.

A clock with a levitating arrow Story

Flyte, one of whose products, the bulb, was shown above, recently introduced one more thing. It is a watch with a levitating arrow that hovers in the air while moving along the dial.

The diameter of the disc is 26.8 centimeters. The material of the dial is a tree. It is interesting that the ball remains at the same distance from the disk, regardless of its inclination. That is, you can put the clock on the table or hang it on the wall – they will show time in either case.

In total, watches have several different modes of operation. The first is to display the hourly time. The second mode, "Journey", tracks important events for the owner. For example, an hour can measure the time left until the end of the university or moving to another country.

The dial, in addition to the metal ball-arrow, is also equipped with a customizable backlight with a miniature digital scoreboard. These watches are "smart", their functions are managed using a mobile application. The cost of hours for backers on Kickstarter is $ 349.

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