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Microwaveable Cell Phone

a cell phone designed to be recharged in a common microwave oven
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Induction recharging is nothing new, but to harness the high-energy output of a microwave oven to recharge a Li-Ion or nicad battery might be a bit challenging. I'm envisioning a Faraday cage-like microwire structure built into the plastic of the cell phone casing to absorb microwaves, thus protecting the delicate internals. Hook the wires up to a capacitor, maybe? Capacitor charges the battery. Just imagine arriving home and popping your cellphone in the microwave for 5 minutes and having it emerge slightly warm and fully charged.
chronophasiac, Feb 28 2004

microwave experiments http://www.amasci.com/weird/microexp.html
I gotta try some of this stuff [Gulherme, Oct 04 2004]

The Mercury - Phone Battery in Oven Explodes http://www.themercu...44987%5E421,00.html
Heh heh. [Detly, Oct 04 2004]

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       didn't we just put an end to those brain cancer lawsuits?
theircompetitor, Feb 28 2004
  

       Somebody should try this someday. Maybe it could be a new game. I see something like 'pop goes the cell phone.' first phone to explode loses.
echo, Feb 28 2004
  

       <warm hum>
<tremendous explosion>
<pencil making careful tick on clipboard>
"Okay, the toaster is not rechargeable by the microwave. Next."
Monkfish, Feb 28 2004
  
      
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