The TYPE IIB is a concept ironing board based around electromagnetic induction technology. An electromagnetic coil is embedded into the ironing board surface, which generates an oscillating electromagnetic field. When the frequency of oscillation and power of the field is matched to a specific material and volume, in this case the soleplate of the iron, it induces a current in the material. It is this induced current that heats up the iron making the ironing process entirely wireless.
EM induction also uses 60% less electricity than traditional irons, heats up 90% faster, uses less power (peak output 500w VS. element irons peak output 2500W) and because it is a an induced current the temperature of the soleplate is incredibly precisely controllable.
By eliminating the heating element, bimetallic strip that regulates the heat of traditional irons, the heating-cooling cycle is also eliminated. The induction iron will heat up to maximum temperature in under 2 seconds.
The unit cost of the iron is £202 to manufacture, with a RRP of £699.99.