HR Strange But True!
June 16, 2009

Make sure you have a USB port open on your work computer because a small microwave will be able to plug into it and heat a snack or drink, according to its inventors, but we will have to see it to believe it.

The Daily Mail reports that Heinz wanted a portable product that could heat up its line of bean snacks (Snap Pots) so it teamed up with a microwave expert and a design group to come up with a prototype called the Beanzawave. The prototype is just 7.4 inches tall, 6.2 inches wide, and 5.9 inches deep. It is powered through a USB port on a computer.

One of the designers behind the prototype is Gordon Andrews, the managing director of GAMA Microwave Technology. He tells the newspaper that the device is able to heat small meals using mobile phone radio frequencies. Andrew says the device can heat the Snap Pots in 60 seconds.

“It is possible to heat a pie, a burger, a cup of soup or tea in quick time,” he tells the newspaper.

Source: Daily Mail

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