Borg (Star Trek) Wireless Charging Pad
Wireless charging pads emerged onto the scene a few years ago, and they are a brilliant innovation. Merely place your compatible gadget on top the pad/mat, and it will recharge through Osmosis. Actually with electro-magnetic induction to be precise. No wires needed, except for the one used to plug the mat in of course.
The simple interface of these recharging mats reminded me of the famous Star Trek villains the Borg and their ‘recharging stations’.
The Borg would just simply step into one of these stations and plug themselves into the collective hive and share their thoughts. The act appears comparable to sleep as they close their eyes, and being half-machine it would make sense to recharge now and then.
Trekkies love their geeky gadgets, so I think they’d get a kick out of this one.
I haven’t pestered Thinkgeek in awhile about one of my geeky gadget designs, so I will send this along. If you like this idea as well, feel free to send your endorsement along to them here:
Thinkgeek will consider products if there is enough support behind it.
Posted on March 14, 2011, in Computers, Electronics, Films, Internet, Robots and tagged Consumerism, Design, Electronics, Energy, Gadgets, Geeky Gadget Wish List, Star Trek, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.