Built for Need: Gadget Furniture That Fits
In a move to combat clutter and create a more harmonious work space, furniture designers have conceived an innovative idea -- gadget furniture.
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A one-stop replenishing station that’s part desk, part organization-center. The cover flips down into a work platform, and the backdrop is a fabric bulletin board. Adjustable shelves hold your PDA, camera, digital music player and other handheld goodies. A side vent releases the heat generated as electronic gear recharges, and a lock keeps out prying hands. This space-efficient, wall-mounted marvel is "discrete, designed with technology in mind, and fits anywhere," says Richard Schuler, furniture design instructor at The Art Institute of California.
Pros: You can set up a minimal office anywhere in your house. It’s available in three wood finishes and in a larger size.
Cons: Some assembly is required.