WIRELESS electricity has arrived in the UK for the first time - paving the way for the next generation of gadgets like this invisible 'hob'.The technology turns a normal looking work surface into an instant power source which can heat saucepans, charge phones and run kettles.
And it does it all WITHOUT the need for charging or being piping hot, so you can boil water and then touch it straight after.
The eCoupled™ intelligent wireless power has just gone on show at the Gadget Show Live event, currently running at Birmingham's NEC.
Designers hope one day it could be used in millions of kitchens and offices across the world.
The technology can also be used to charge products while they're on shop shelves - and light up packaging without the need for batteries. And it can be applied to a variety of surfaces including wood, laminate, plastic, and even glass.
Dave Baarman, from Fulton Innovation who make the gizmo, said: "In the past year, we have worked with our partners and the WPC to broaden the reach of wireless power.
"We continue to advance the direction and applications of wireless power to improve the way that people interact with technology and everyday products."
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