Confession: We here at Fast Company have been watching CES like hawks for a new, smaller device that provides inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors but would also be capable of synchronizing cardinal granmeters.
I mean … right?
Sadly, the tech minds at the year’s biggest gadgetfest have been too distracted by e-ink and touch screens to invent a device that competes with Rockwell’s Retro Encabulator. Even though it debuted, what, six years ago now, it’s still the industry standard. Why? Two words: magneto reluctance. But enough of our gushing. Here’s a company promotional film that offers a hands-on explanation.
Related: Google is rumored to be considering purchasing Rockwell. Apple is rumored to have ordered parts for a touch-screen version.