The Magnetic Suspension Device – for all your home levitation needs
By Darren Quick
May 28, 2010
Ever wanted to levitate a can or bottle inside an illuminated ring? Of course you have. Well, this device from Chinavasion uses the force to do just that. Unfortunately it uses force of the magnetic variety and not the Jedi kind, but the snappily named Magnetic Suspension Device is sure to be a conversation starter nonetheless.
To get your object levitation-ready just attach the included magnet to the top, plug in the base and place it within the ring. Chinavasion only specifically mentions cans and bottles as levitation-worthy, but if you could find a way to attach the magnet attachment you could probably levitate just about anything weighing less than 300g – size permitting of course.
Chinavasion is touting the device as the perfect thing to impress the ladies. In a move we thought was mutually exclusive the company is pushing the device's geek cred by pointing out the fact that it looks like a Stargate – which is probably true, insomuch that pretty much anything ring shaped can be said to resemble a Stargate.
We also love the explanation of the physics behind the device. “Something about electric currents generate magnetic forces and there's an internal magnet inside...” Thank you professor.
Science aside, there’s no doubt this baby looks pretty cool and is sure to appeal to pubs, clubs and soft drink producers looking for an extra edge to attract the attention of consumers.
The Magnetic Suspension Device has a diameter of 28.3cm (11-inches) and is 8.5cm (3.3-inches) thick. It is available from Chinavasion now from US$55.
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