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Induction heated slippers

Wireless toasty feet
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What do you think?:

Utilise an inductively heated plate, albeit with much reduced output power and couple this with a pair of slippers in which is a wire mesh.

Place the induction plate at the foot of a sofa/couch and keep your feet warm during winter, without worrying about snagging/pulling wires when you move/get up.

GarJE, Jan 29 2012

Induction slippers http://www.google.c...ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0
Would probably look like this. [bungston, Feb 02 2012]

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       Why not?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 29 2012
  

       Hm... Here's why not: induction rapidly weakens across a distance, so you'd have to put your feet in exactly the right place - exactly flush with the plate - for the heat to turn on. This would be okay for charging (you leave the slippers to charge during the day and enjoy mumble hours of comfort when you come home), but I don't think it's okay for the actual use to require your feet to be still and in one place.
jutta, Jan 29 2012
  

       Ah, that's why not. Thanks.   

       Although to be fair, the idea does suggest that it's something to keep your feet warm while you're sitting in a particular place.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 29 2012
  

       Bun. No more hassle surely than the infamous Big Slipper, and much more toasty.
goff, Jan 30 2012
  

       //kw range// just how big are your feet anyways ?
FlyingToaster, Feb 02 2012
  

       For when the laser heated slippers keep vapourising the cat.
saedi, Feb 02 2012
  

       Sounds warm and snuggy. I'll give you a bun and a cup of coffee to go with it. (Though this winter has been a real crapper, and my feet have not been cold as yet.)
blissmiss, Feb 02 2012
  

       Currently (so to speak) when warming ones feet before heater or fire, one must often move them to optimize warmth / decrease risk of scorch. This as opposed to heat generating packets and the like which one must frantically fish out of one's slippers when they get too hot. The "weaken across a distance" property of induction would allow the slipper wearer this same sort of temperature regulation. There would also be less risk of stray clothing / books / toddlers accidentally burning themselves as the induction plate would not be hot.
bungston, Feb 02 2012
  

       Would it not be more effective to simply place a thick slab of vitirfied nuclear waste in the sole of each slipper ?
8th of 7, Feb 02 2012
  

       Never civilized enough to wear slippers myself. Always just hit the floor barefoot in the morning and walked to the kitchen like a primitive savage.   

       That being said, microwave transmitters build into an ottoman would be a more efficient way to get that energy to your slippers. No proximity issues and you could make your feet as hot as you want and then some.
doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2012
  
      
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