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21 Levitating Gadgets

From Levitating Record Players to Futuristic Floating Speakers

— November 11, 2016 — Art & Design
Levitation has always been one of the hallmarks of what constitutes an imagined future, but today's levitating gadgets have made that imagination a reality. Through surprisingly simple technology, designers have been able to add the mesmerizing trait of levitation to a host of devices and household items.

The technology behind the majority of levitating gadgets is known as maglev. Reduced to its simplest definition, maglev technology is a system whereby two magnets of opposite poles push against one another, lifting whatever object is on the upper magnet. In fact, maglev is a concatenation of "magnet" and "levitation."

Sometimes, levitating gadgets use maglev for purposes that explicitly relate to the theme of the object. For example, 'Making Weather' is a speaker that is shaped like a cloud and plays calming ambient rain sounds. In other cases, the use of maglev is simply a matter of showing off a magical piece of technology.
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Levitating 3D Printing Systems
Levitating 3D Printing Systems
Boeing Patented a New Process for Making 3D-Printed Aircraft Parts
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Magnetically Levitating Lamps
Magnetically Levitating Lamps
The Levitating Nixie Clock Makes Use Of Rare Earth Magnets
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Levitating Styrofoam Balls
Levitating Styrofoam Balls
Researchers are Levitating Polystyrene Balls Using Sound Waves
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Levitating Record Players
Levitating Record Players
The 'MAG-LEV Audio' Turntable's Vinyls Float in Midair
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Circular Levitating Speakers
Circular Levitating Speakers
These Futuristic Speakers Offer a Unique Visual Experience
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Wireless Levitating Speakers
Wireless Levitating Speakers
The Mars Speaker Systems
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Levitating Lightbulbs
Levitating Lightbulbs
The Flyte Lightbulb is Powered by Air
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Levitating Libation Holders
Levitating Libation Holders
The Oak Bottle Levitating Cup Makes Drinking Whiskey More Artistic
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Levitating Bluetooth Speakers
Levitating Bluetooth Speakers
The Bluetooth 4.0 Mars is a Levitating Speaker
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Futuristic Floating Speakers
Futuristic Floating Speakers
These Levitating Bluetooth Speakers Feature Wireless Charging
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Surrealist Levitating Lightbulbs
Surrealist Levitating Lightbulbs
The Flyte LED Bulb Design Creatively Floats in Midair
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Anti-Gravity Charging Devices
Anti-Gravity Charging Devices
This Levitating Charger Offers a Unique Way to Power Devices
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Illuminated Levitating Peripherals
Illuminated Levitating Peripherals
The 'ICEORB' Bluetooth Music System Features a Magical Design
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Levitating Vinyl Players
Levitating Vinyl Players
The Gramovox Record Player Design Stands Discs for Visual Appeal
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Rotating Oil Diffusers
Rotating Oil Diffusers
iAN Yen and Design YxR's Diffuser Design Blends Technology and Physics
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Levitating Magnetic Planters
Levitating Magnetic Planters
The Designers of FLYTE Light Bulbs Created a Look of Floating Plants
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Levitating Bonsai Plants
Levitating Bonsai Plants
The Air Bonsai Trees are Able to Float and Rotate Using Magnetic Energy
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Levitating Lamp Units
Levitating Lamp Units
The 'LIGHTEST' Lamp and Base Create a Magical Design Aesthetic
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Levitating Smartphone Chargers
Levitating Smartphone Chargers
The OvRcharge Dock Rotates to Wirelessly Reboot Cellphones
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Futuristic Levitating Drinkware
Futuristic Levitating Drinkware
This Flying Cup Defies Gravity
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Levitating Cloud Speaker Lights
Levitating Cloud Speaker Lights
'Making Weather' Plays Music and Creates a Natural Light Show
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