There’s something thrilling and ‘living in the future’ with Intel’s announcement of Edison, a computer with Wi-Fi built into the form factor of an SD card at CES (TNW and others). IÂ suspect the team behind Raspberry Pi are pouring over the specs and capabilities this morning to assess the weaknesses and strengths, but there’s something that caught my eye about the Edison. Where’s the power source?
It’s all very well having “Pentium-class computing” in this small form factor, but the power requirements of wearable tech coupled with a need for multiple days between charge (at a minimum) are just as important than the physical size of the CPU. Looking through the online press releases there’s no mention about this side of the equation.
Of course if this is going to power the next iteration of wearables, then there’s plenty room in Maxwell Smart’s shoe for some batteries.