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9/25/2014 01:20 PM EDT
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krisi
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krisi   10/1/2014 12:27:03 PM
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Cool gadget....what happens when you put your car keys in teh bowl?

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Re: Metal object detection?
rich.pell   9/28/2014 8:55:26 PM
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"Ok, strange question: In the photo, the charging bowl looks like it has something melted in it..."

Yes, it does look that way until you look closely.  The Daliesque "melted"-looking object in the bowl is actually Intel's smart Bluetooth headset/earpiece, which the bowl was originally designed to complement.  

Intel's Smart Headset

AZskibum
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Metal object detection?
AZskibum   9/28/2014 5:38:49 PM
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Ok, strange question: In the photo, the charging bowl looks like it has something melted in it, which immediately makes me wonder about metal object detection. Surely every wireless charger has such protections, so that you don't accidentally heat up keys, coins, paperclips, etc. to red hot temperatures -- or actually melt lead fishing weights, which is what I would guess the molten liquid in the photo reminds me of.

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Jessica Lipsky   9/25/2014 2:40:17 PM
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This was one of my favorite things from CES, definitely my favorite from Intel. I'd want to wirelessly charge like this. 

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