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Apple MacBook Built-in Wireless Charging
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Apple recently received approval for two US patents that includes sketches of a MacBook with integrated reverse-charging coils capable of wirelessly charging an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. These charging coils are located beneath the trackpad and palm rest areas. Apparently, there are coils in the top lid for charging purposes when the laptop is closed in clamshell mode. Similar to how the iPhone 12 has built-in magnets on the back, these special areas on the MacBook will have them as well.

Lenovo L27e-30 Monitor
Always wanted to keep an eye on your smartphone notifications while using the computer without having to turn up the notification volume? If so, then look no further than the Lenovo 23.8″ L24i-30 and 27″ L27e-30 (above) monitors. Both use premium In-Plane Switching (IPS) panels that deliver crisp, clean images at wide-viewing angles, making them perfect for distance as well as hybrid learning or video conferencing purposes.

Manta eVTOL Aircraft
Switzerland-based Manta unveiled two new eVTOL aircraft, the single-seat ANN1 and double-seat ANN2, both capable of “short-area” vertical takeoffs and landings. However, if there is an airport nearby, they can also land on runways as short as 100 yards. In addition to using less battery power, these aircraft also come equipped with compact fuel-driven generators that generate electricity to keep the batteries charged for longer periods, while also shortening recharging times.

LG Transparent OLED CES 2021
LG Display is set to make a big splash at CES 2021, and for all the right reasons, starting with their transparent OLED technology. In addition to making TV panels for Sony, Vizio, Panasonic, Toshiba, Hisense, and many others, their transparent OLEDs have many uses, including in restaurants as well as metro trains. The company’s latest version now has 40% transparency, compared to 10% for their current models.

Caviar AirPods Max Golden White
Limited to just a single unit worldwide, Caviar’s AirPods Max “Golden White” just might be the most expensive version yet at $108,000 USD. Why is it so expensive? Well, the luxury retailer covered Apple’s latest wireless headphones in 750g of 18K gold and wrapped the headband in white crocodile leather. For a finishing touch, they added two 18L gold rings with Caviar inscription. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there have been no audio upgrades.