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Saturday, June 27, 2009


levi-table-by-donald-dahl-thumb-550x280-19911We at Coolest Gadgets love to report on any technology that allows things to float in air. Yes, from the crazy conceptual Void LP Player to the Levitron Revolution, the future is completely "in the air", so to speak.

So why not have a whole table that can float in air? Well, we are probably a long way from a table that hovers without any legs, but the Levi-Table is probably the next best thing.

I'm sure that you are all aware of a law of physics that says "opposite charges attract, like charges repel". Imagine if you could charge an object with a positive or negative charge, and then charged the ground with that same charge. Eventually, there would be equilibrium, and the charged object would appear to float in air.

This is essentially the process that keeps the top of the Levi-Table afloat. Those two U-shaped areas are magnetically charged, and strong enough to keep the plank between it floating. Of course, it doesn't really look like it is floating much, but it is a start.

The Levi-Table is a design from designer Donald Dahl, and there isn't any information on how much weight it will hold before it can't float any more. Fortunately, the legs can take the weight of the base, I think.

If I were a big electronics company, I would mass-market this product as soon as possible. I already have plans to use it as a TV tray.

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