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发表于 2009-10-16 17:25:45 |显示全部楼层
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本帖最后由 riverpeak 于 2009-10-16 23:37 编辑

October 14, 2009                                ,                                         8:06 am                                                                                                                                                  Cut the Cords and Charge It   
             By Eric A. Taub                                                        



Wireless magnetic induction charging is, after several years’promise, finally on the market. Now you can charge your iPhone,BlackBerry and other hand-held devices by placing them on a pad from Powermat — without any wired connection.
The concept and execution are very cool. Unfortunately, the concept is much cooler than the product’s utility.
Which is not surprising. High-tech products — think AT&T’s Picturephone of the 1960s — often appear before there’s a reason for their existence.
With Powermat, you can charge up to three devices simply by laying them down on the special pad. When they’re in the right place, apleasing tone sounds and you feel a slight magnetic tug.

To get the pad to transfer power to the batteries, each device needs a special sensor. With a BlackBerry, you replace the standard battery cover with a Powermat version. Because the iPhone doesn’t have aremovable battery, the Powermat sensor is incorporated into a special iPhone case. Both increase the weight and depth of the devices to which they’re attached. If you didn’t want an iPhone case, you’ll be using one now.
Other similar devices are sold for the Nintendo DS and DS Lite.Apple products that use a dock, like some iPod models, can use a special Powermat dock that sits on the pad. And each pad comes with a number of universal tips attached to a small cube; the tips fit a wide range of cellphones and Bluetooth devices like earpieces.
The devices and the packaging looks as if an ex-Apple designer washired to create them. Each product sports clean lines, pleasing colors and a perfect, sparing simplicity. The boxes in which they come deserve their own unboxing videos on YouTube.
But people don’t buy products just because they look good. Accordingto Ron Ferber, Powermat’s president, people will like the system because it gets rid of the tangle of charging cords and power bricks on one’s desk. And it eliminates the tangle of cords when traveling.
It even saves energy, because charging cords draw power even whennot connected to a device. Powermat’s does as well, but it draws less.
But do you really need to spend up to $250 ($100 for a charging mat,and $30 to $40 for each charging device) to just eliminate a littleclutter? The travel version of the Powermat folds up in thirds andcomes in its own hand some case, but several charging cords wouldn’t take up any more room.
If you’re annoyed with having to simultaneously find three wallplugs for all your portable devices, here’s a better and cheapersolution: buy yourself an extension cord for a few bucks, stuff thecables under the desk and throw them in a drawer when you’re done.
人生目标:大把的票子,体面的位子还有很多新来的小妹子!
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发表于 2009-10-16 17:35:27 |显示全部楼层
好长。累死你,哈哈
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发表于 2009-10-16 17:36:47 |显示全部楼层
沙发,欧耶!
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发表于 2009-10-16 17:44:01 |显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 riverpeak 于 2009-10-16 17:47 编辑

你们沙发板凳都占了,我还没办完正事呢,先贴一段,不会翻译的就贴原文,大家一起上

不用线缆也可以充电

    采用无线电磁感应充电,也许在几年后可以实现并最终上市。现在你可以给你的爱疯,黑莓和其他手持设备放在一个无线充电器上充电——不用任何的线缆连接。
这个构思非常的酷,不幸的是,这么酷的构思甚至超过了产品本身的功效。
    出乎意料的是,高科技产品——AT&T二十世纪六十年代的可视电话——经常出现在有一个其存在的理由。
人生目标:大把的票子,体面的位子还有很多新来的小妹子!
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发表于 2009-10-16 19:47:47 |显示全部楼层
翻译的不错。个别地方不够精确。

Wireless magnetic induction charging is, after several years’promise, finally on the market.
忽悠了我们好几年之后,无线电磁感应充电产品终于上市了。

Which is not surprising.这并不令人吃惊。

High-tech products — think AT&T’sPicturephone of the 1960s — often appear before there’s a reason for their existence.
高科技产品 - 回想一下60年代AT&T的图像电话 - 常常在出现在其市场环境尚未成熟之前。(也就是,在还没有它存在的理由之前就出现了)
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发表于 2009-10-17 01:11:46 |显示全部楼层
这一句有可能是这个意思吧,
Which is not surprising. High-tech products — think AT&T’s Picturephone of the 1960s — often appear before there’s a reason for their existence.
那没什么奇怪的,高技术产品(---记得AT&T’公司制造于1960年的可视电话)会经常为了他们生存的理由而出现。
人生得意须尽欢,莫使金樽空对月,
天生我材必有用,千金散尽还复来。
宇宙飞船 (离线)
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发表于 2009-10-17 14:39:11 |显示全部楼层
看到这句有点蒙蒙的感觉,不知道那些单词是啥意思?
And each pad comes with a number of universal tips attached to a small cube; the tips fit a wide range of cellphones and Bluetooth devices like earpieces.
每一个pad(软垫?)还带有一些很universalz(全的?)tip(针?),附加到一个cube(小方盒?)中;
人生得意须尽欢,莫使金樽空对月,
天生我材必有用,千金散尽还复来。
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发表于 2009-10-17 18:43:15 |显示全部楼层
universal tips
通用触点,

fit a wide range of cellphones and Bluetooth devices
它们可以接驳多种手机和蓝牙设备
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