Magnetic-toy company expanding to electronics connector

At CES 2014, Nano Magnetics will announce Nanoport, a magnetic connector it says will be useful for adding a new type of connection to electronic devices and appliances.

Nano Magnetics, the company behind these Nanodots magnetic toys, is moving into the electronic interface market with the debut at CES 2014 of Nanoport, "a universal magnetic connector technology."
Nano Magnetics, the company behind these Nanodots magnetic toys, is moving into the electronic interface market with the debut at CES 2014 of Nanoport, "a universal magnetic connector technology." Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

The company behind Nanodots magnetic toys is trying to enter the mobile device market, too.

Nano Magnetics plans to announce Nanoport, "a universal magnetic connector technology," at a press conference on Tuesday at CES 2014.

The company declined to share details ahead of the press conference, but said Nanoport "will extend the possibilities of device interaction and explore the potential of enabled electronics, peripherals, and appliances."

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