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Offline FungusTopic starter

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WFT TV
« on: March 28, 2024, 02:47:35 am »
Have you seen this?

 

Offline Kim Christensen

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2024, 03:28:03 am »
Battery powered. Needs to be charged.  ::)
Nah. I like wires. Wires that feed power directly to the device and don't wear out with use.

As for the demo video: Is the playback slowed down when it slides down the wall and tips over? It seems to tip over impossibly slow.
I think this post belongs in the dodgy technology section.   ;D
« Last Edit: March 28, 2024, 03:33:12 am by Kim Christensen »
 

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2024, 03:34:59 am »
What about the "suction cups"?
 

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2024, 04:33:39 am »
What about the "suction cups"?

I think those are described as "active" meaning they must have a fan/vacuum pump to maintain suction so that it stays on the wall...

But the part that seems odd is when it's tipping over very slowly which doesn't seem right to me. I doubt the "suction cups" are doing anything at this point:
EDIT: Oh wait! I see the strings that lower it down now! What a joke. It's actually attached to that + on the wall with strings.
"Self landing technology"  :-DD
« Last Edit: March 28, 2024, 04:39:58 am by Kim Christensen »
 
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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2024, 04:47:52 am »
Where do you see strings?  All I see is a tiled wall.  The motion could be consistent with gyro stabilization.  But there doesn't seem to be room for the size inertia wheel that would be required.  Just the battery size to run the suction cups and an inertial wheel would be impressive if the life was intended to cover a normal length movie.  So might not be dodgy, but certainly doesn't seem practical.  Kind of like those gyro stabilized two wheel or even mono wheeled cars.  They work, but are complicated, expensive solutions for a not very real problem.
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Offline Kim Christensen

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2024, 04:53:30 am »
Where do you see strings?

It's hard to see. The video is highly edited. Lots of trickery going on:
 

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2024, 07:04:03 am »
You can see the strings/wires/cables here, originating from the centre hub....

 
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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2024, 07:24:31 am »
Gives new meaning to wireless  :-DD

The woman mounting it in the first bit did not have this extra holding part on the wall, so if that one looses grip will it just shatter to bits.  :-//

And how often do you move your TV around? Oh wait, yes very handy to only have to own one and carry it to the bedroom every evening so you can watch some late night show in bed. How soon will you get tired of doing that.

Yeah dodgy at best.

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2024, 06:48:51 pm »
Wont those "suction cups" be noisy as hell?

What makes the cross stick to the wall? Why do we need suction cups if the cross can hold it up without them?
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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2024, 10:20:55 pm »
Even with the string I see some merit in this.  Not for portability of the TV.  Mounting these things on a mechanical mount often involves holding the TV up while inserting at least one and preferably two or more screws.  Virtually impossible by yourself, and on larger TVs can require up to three.  Even the ones that put some sort of bayonet or hook type adapter on the back of the TV still require some heavy lifting and jiggling into alignment.  Having a built in hoist to do the bulk of the lifting, and a mechanism which doesn't require good alignment is appealing.  Just mount the lightweight hoist thing and lift the TV to the right height.

I would replace the vacuum cups with some high strength magnets.  No noise or ongoing power consumption.  And I would probably want to install a power outlet somewhere behind the TV.  Periodically hooking it up to recharge would be a pain in the butt.
 

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2024, 08:15:52 am »
How much does that thing weigh? Will granny be able to pick it up off the floor if it decides to deploy the safety system half way though a movie she was watching?

What if babies playing underneath it? Will it lower itself down and squash them?

Will SWMBO constantly be calling me to move it around the house for her?
 

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Re: WFT TV
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2024, 11:55:04 am »
Sounds perfect for people moving their TVs three times a day. /s

Based on the advertisement from CNET(1), it has a pump. But I guess it’s used only for attachment. In the same video we can see the suction cups are about 10×40 cm each. They should be able to hold a 10 kg TV passively.

They have a nice privacy policy, from which they didn’t even remove template messages and comments. ;)


(1) https://www.youtube.com/embed/chVyHEADcms
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