New Blender Doesn't Need a Power Cord
Small kitchen got you down? Here's a bit of high tech gadgetry to cure what ails you.
Gone are the days when all your kitchen appliances had to share the same tiny bit of counter space next to the electrical outlet. Chinese home appliance maker Haier has developed the world's first wireless blender, allowing you to make your favorite smoothie anywhere in your cozy kitchen.
The blender is powered using an induction coil mounted on the underside of the countertop. Place the blender on top of the counter, within one meter (3 feet) of the coil and voila, you'll be pureeing like a pro.
According to a representative of the company, Haier isn't planning on rolling out a bevy of wireless products like this one. However, certain kitchen appliances might be good candidates for going wireless. Hot water boilers and coffee makers, for example, may also soon get an upgrade thanks to wireless technology.
Haier's wireless blenders are not yet for sale in the U.S., but when they do become available, they'll be moderately priced, said a representative of the company.