The 5 most impressive window innovations

Leo Lee
By Leo Lee
February 4, 2017Entertainmentshare
The 5 most impressive window innovations

Most people are under the impression a window is just a piece of glass serving the purpose of keeping the elements out of your home. True, in its simplest form windows may not whip imagination into a frenzy, but some outside-the-box thinkers have taken the functionality of windows to the next level.

Check out these unique window inventions that’ll show you there’s more to windows than fresh air, and a good view.

1. Solar Powered Window Socket

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The window socket is a power socket with a suction cup that attaches to the window. The real twist is the back of the socket is a solar panel that generates power. The socket holds power for up to 10 hours; plenty of time to charge a phone or laptop.

2. Winscape Virtual Windows

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Winscape, introduced in 2010, are actually framed 46-inch HD plasma television screens. If you have a windowless wall, or just want a different view these virtual windows can do the trick.

3. Japan’s Sky Aquarium

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Imagine a window and scuba diving experience in one. Dubbed Sky Aquarium, this marvel was a temporary 2011 exhibit in Tokyo on the 52nd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. The aquarium was built between the building’s window and a wall of glass for visitor viewing pleasure.

4. Smart Phones, Smart Cars, … Smart Windows?

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Introduced in 2012 by Samsung, the smart window is on the cutting edge of smart technology advancement. The smart window operates like a giant tablet, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your view. Being transparent and you can see right out into your neighborhood, and comes with optional blinds for privacy.

5. Window Transforms into Balcony

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Apartment dwellers with no outdoor space can transform windows into rollout balconies. The perfect solution for adding space a few extra feet to any apartment, just make sure not to look down.

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