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InducTable Serves Up a Meal, Charges Gadgets

From Switzerland comes the InducTable, a tablet concept that's in the running for the 2010 James Dyson award. The InducTable is a steel table equipped with an array of multi-purpose inductive coils, embedded directly beneath the "thermochromic glass-ceramic".

Aside from actually cooking food, the inductive coil array also charges gadgets and even compatible rechargeable batteries placed on the tabletop. Last but not least, the coils also allow the user to actually move objects around via remote controls. It won't go as far as set the table all by itself, but this potentially allows homeowners to make sure everything is neatly aligned. Just be careful not to cook your arms while eating.

InducTable Project Details (German)

  • 03flat4
    would suck to accidentally cook my arm or some personal valuable on the table
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  • tokenz
    I dont see the power cord for the table. Is that induction also. JK. Could you imagine tripping over the cord. Or not being able to move your chair because of it? Cool concept, but I think that is where it will stay.
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  • nabbey89
    03flat4would suck to accidentally cook my arm or some personal valuable on the table
    that would only happen if your arm had something metallic on it, or your arm happened to be metallic...
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  • CygnusX
    you wont burn your self....induction only heats up magnetic metals, so unless you place your arm directly where a pot or pan as heat from the pot might have migrated to the table.

    now credit cards, metal utensils etc....could get quite hot
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  • CygnusX
    you wont burn your self....induction only heats up magnetic metals, so unless you place your arm directly where a pot or pan as heat from the pot might have migrated to the table.

    now credit cards, metal utensils etc....could get quite hot
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  • eddieroolz
    Its neat. When the concept is refined and becomes mass-marketable I'll consider one.
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  • Fusion777
    Fred with the plate in his head? He's not invited over.
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  • Shame about the styling though!
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  • Marco925
    Better take off my rings before eating.
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  • ksampanna
    I'll be interested when it starts to play Crysis
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