August 21st, 2019
Antigravity smartwatch charger
Part of the fun associated with being a writer is discovering real things that seem imaginary. Such was the case for me when I discovered, for Ticking: A Tale of Two Time Travellers, the antigravity smartwatch charger.
Beatrice needed a charger for the smartwatches she had purchased and modified, with Alim’s help. She decided to spend a little more for an antigravity smartwatch charger, which allowed her smartwatch to "levitate" while charging. She figured that it was a great way to present the catalytic device to the chrononauts and, when the time came, to others. The combination of the 18th Century concept of the cloche (a silver food cover) covering the 21st Century concept of the antigravity smartwatch charger was, for her, irresistible.
In Ticking: The Hawking Sequence, she was obligated to show it to Sam Richter.
Bea lifted the lid revealing a smartwatch mounted on a wrist-shaped support. The watch and support hovered noiselessly and slowly rotated.
Richter stood to get a better look. With his hands on his hips, he chuckled, then muttered, “Well, what do you know…”.
“Lots, believe me!” Beatrice shot back, “But, some people only want the short version. Anyway, this is an antigravity smartwatch charger. There’s an electromagnetic field in the base that wirelessly transfers power to the smartwatch.”
Poor Helena. In the second book, she was so amazed by the sight of the hovering smartwatch that she almost gave herself away as being from another time.
These chargers retail for about $200.
Craig retired in 2015 and has been writing ever since. And boy, is his hand tired.