Added uBeam to Product Hunt today because uBeam announced its newest demo of its wireless charging over distance technology in NYT:
(Disclosure: I'm an investor.)
Normally people prefer to find launched products on Product Hunt but uBeam is particularly fascinating. I was naturally skeptical when I first heard about this but @benparr and other investors I've chatted with, say it's legit. I'm curious how quickly it will charge my Macbook or iPhone.
@rrhoover Totally legit. I've seen and played with it. Closest thing to magic you've ever seen. (Disclosure: also an investor!)
@rrhoover Do you have an ECE background?
@jtriest be more specific.
@datarade nope! I know nothing about electrical engineering.
@rrhoover Then it's probably best not to trust other investors unless they have an ECE competency and have a solid understanding of the controller behind the view, so to speak.
To be more specific, I don't believe @benparr or @jtriest 's testimonial about the product is necessarily meaningful as the base non-modified form of ultrasound technology is seemingly magical.
Bold claims require bold evidence.
@datarade I'm still skeptical, especially when it's coming from @jtriest (j/k, love you, man).
@meredithperry - educate me. :)
@rrhoover I would google the following terms if I were you:
Inverse Square Law.
@jtriest Thank goodness, I was worried that you were going to be vague.
@datarade in all seriousness I'm excited for you to learn more about the product. I'll leave the detailed technical discussions to those more qualified than myself.
@meredithperry don't let your emotions get in a knot over a simple question. I've posted valid questions, that I've asked before.
@jtriest when people of stature lend credence to something, it should be cogent and calculated. I hope you understand what I'm stating.
@jtriest Umbrage is a negative term. I'm a happy camper.
@datarade awesome... me too :)
Totally legit. (Disclosure: I created this.)
@meredithperry I'm cheering for you. Yet to be seen as far as technical performance on ultrasound.
@datarade I'm always a skeptic when it comes to new tech, so I feel you. No tech specs will be publicly disclosed until the product is out. You'll see it for yourself when it's ready!
@meredithperry An arsenal of questions/concerns arises that I look forward to seeing answered.
- Energy Density?
- High intensity ultrasound damages tissue.
- Waste energy
- Inverse Square law?
- Frequency Range & Power?
Cheers and good luck.
- Beamforming? = yes
- Energy Density? = you'll find out later
- High intensity ultrasound damages tissue. = absolutely none
- Waste energy = minimal
- Inverse Square law? = doesn't apply here
- Frequency Range & Power? = you'll find out later
@meredithperry eagerly awaiting.
@meredithperry I love your landing page! Please tell me who did this for you?
Welcome, @meredithperry. :)
How efficient is uBeam? For example, how long would it take to charge my iPhone vs. plugging it into a standard wall outlet.
(Disclosure: I didn't invest)
Can't wait to see more, but first can we stop and lol at this NYT opening line?
"When Meredith Perry, 25, started studying astrobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, her career goal was to eventually find life on other planets. Instead, Ms. Perry accidentally stumbled upon something even more exciting: the ability to charge portable electronics, like cellphones and laptops, wirelessly using ultrasound."
**More** exciting than life on other planets?
@clarklab That line wasn't great. Luckily for us, Meredith hopefully has another 75 years or so on this planet to also discover life on another planet.
@benparr @clarklab knowing @meredithperry if she can't find life on other planets she'll create it.
@clarklab One of uBeam's first products is a transmitter that wirelessly beams aliens through the air with 100% efficiency.
@BrettdeM actually something I'm legitimately interested in doing
AMA -- I'm on a 5 hour flight to NY.
@meredithperry Is it true you invented artificial gravity five years ago, but keep the secret invention locked up so you can use it for your personal enjoyment until you feel we are ready?
@meredithperry hi, i want to stress on @rrhover question. How efficient will it be to charge say any smartphone battery? A timeframe would be appreciated.
@captspacely hi seun! would love to be able to answer your and @rrhoover's question on efficiency but we won't be disclosing any product specs until product launch.
@meredithperry @captspacely @rrhoover So what can we ask you in this AMA then?
@thetylerhayes @meredithperry @captspacely @rrhoover This is a good question.
@meredithperry I'm excited about this.
Other than charging, would this tech be viable for replacing power cords? I'd love to get rid of all the power cables behind my computer desk and TVs.
Today ProductHunt shocked me with this hard to believe project; so hard that I had to check if there was any basis to it. From what I see, is this the principle behind it all?
IEEE Xplore - Contactless energy transfer through air by means of ultrasound: http://bit.ly/1PkDz1M
IT'S TIMEFOR YOUTO CUTTHE CORD.
free yourself from tangled wires, bulky chargers, and poorly placed outlets
it all starts witha wave of sound
can't hear it or feel it.
into electricity, charging your
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