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How Come No One at CES Has a Tablet Encabulator?

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?

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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.

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About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others

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