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DuPont embeds chargers in its Corian countertops

Charge your devices wirelessly while you’re cooking dinner

Published: February 07, 2014 05:30 PM

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put your smart phone on the counter and have it charge while you’re cooking dinner or paying bills? That’s the promise of DuPont’s new Corian countertops with wireless chargers that are seamlessly embedded. The countertops created some buzz at Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas.

This is one of the chemical giant’s first forays into consumer electronics and it got there through a partnership with the Power Matters Alliance. DuPont will embed Powermat wireless chargers into its popular Corian countertops, which can be found in residential kitchens as well as offices, hospitals, and other public and commercial spaces.

In Consumer Reports tests of countertop materials, quartz and granite performed better than solid surfaces like Corian. Still, it’s an affordable alternative that many consumers like for its versatility and the choice of colors and patterns.

—Mary H.J. Farrell

   

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