The two-piece setup consists of a non-floating base and a smaller rubberized ring which levitates two inches above when "locked" in a stable equilibrium of the opposing magnetic forces. From there, the creative process is in your hands. Since the load limit is about 2.2 pounds, it's not the best choice to flaunt your collection of lead pipes or gold bricks, but should hold a few books, a game board, or even a tiny fishbowl with no problem.
And if you really want to go full David Blaine, find a way to hide the base and floating ring from view.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He's waiting on the dining table version.