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OMG WIRELESS EXTENSION CORDS!!! LOL!!! 182

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the now-thats-what-i'm-talking-about dept.
True ChAoS writes "Using the latest in microwave energy transmission technology, the Wireless Extension Cords (WECs) 'beam' power right where you need it. Broadcasting in the 7.2GHz range, the WECs will not interfere with wireless networks, phones, or Bluetooth components. Be sure to heed all the warnings in the instruction manual; the microwaves used are relatively safe, but you don't want to cook your computer (or coworkers) by mistake." ThinkGeek is also owned by OSTG.
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OMG WIRELESS EXTENSION CORDS!!! LOL!!!

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  • Re:Hmmm. (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 31, 2006 @10:25PM (#15039476)
    I was about to say the same thing, but I saw this on think geek's site a few days ago, before april fools.
  • tags (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Turn-X Alphonse (789240) on Friday March 31, 2006 @10:46PM (#15039585) Journal
    Could we fix the tags please. I love the April fools stories, but the tags sort of ruin it. I know they are made so we can search but why not use an anagram instead? Something like "Parol's foil", maybe even do a story on how awesome Parol's latest foil is for tin foil hats.

    Tomorrow you can switch all the tags for April fools, but today we should make them so blindly obvious we don't need them pointing out to us.

    Hopefully the editors will read this and sort it out.
  • by pennystinker (548132) on Friday March 31, 2006 @11:07PM (#15039667)
    Could you imagine the action shots that could be faked for this thing?

    - Pointing the "transmitter" and "receiver" through a fish tank.
    - "Cooking" co-workers through cubicle walls
    - Powering my microwave with microwaves!
    - Seeing how many metal surfaces you could bounce the microwaves off of and still power your Xbox.
    - Turning on fluorescent lights in your neighbor's house.
  • by davidwr (791652) on Saturday April 01, 2006 @03:16AM (#15040592) Homepage Journal
    Sure, consumer-grade wireless dozens-of-watts-or-more power transfer is too hazardous to be useful, but in certain industries this can be real.

    A few years back, there was a project to use microwaves to transfer power from solar-power-collecting satellites to receiving antennas on earth.

    RFID tags are a low-power version of power transfer, as were the crystal radio sets our great-great grandfathers used nearly a century ago.

    In space, mirrors or lasers can send light to solar cells that are otherwise not illuminated.

    As I said, niche market.

    As an April Fools joke though, I got a chuckle out of it. Not as practical as EtherKiller, but what the heck.

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