eCoupled is known for their inductive-charging solutions, where you can just plop your phone down on a table and it will immediately start topping off its battery. But in recent years at CES they’ve been coming up with slick demos showing alternative ways the technology can be used.
The electronics that make the inductive charging possible are now so simple that they can actually be printed on flexible materials like paper. So this year they mocked up a fake version of Entertainment Weekly with Daniel Radcliffe on the cover, staring at you with glowing blinking eyes.
The idea is to obviously grab the consumer’s attention as they pass a magazine rack, but maybe they can turn the creepy down about 50 per cent? Because there’s no way I’d want this possessed periodical sitting on my coffee table. [eCoupled]