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Who invented the world’s smallest computer?

Cleveland native Phil Davis (c. 1960–) invented, in 2008, the world’s smallest patented, personal-sized, and portable microwave oven called the iWave Cube. Although the microwave was invented in 1947, its size required that it be placed on a kitchen counter, over the range, or on a cart or table. The iWave Cube is manufactured in China by Midea, weighs twelve pounds, and measures less than twelve cubic inches. It can be used to cook popcorn, heat meals, warm beverages, cook small pizzas or small frozen entrees, or cook any small or single-sized food item. When invented, the iWave Cube used 600 watts and was relatively quiet when in operation. An American, European, or Asian plug can accommodate the machine. Early on, “Phil” Davis invented a deodorant for children. He is a graduate of Stanford University and holds an MBA from the University of Virginia.


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