This ‘TechDesk’ features built-in docks for your iPhone and iPad

By , Mar 10, 2014

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Folks in the market for a new desk may want to check out this new bamboo-topped TechDesk. It looks a bit odd at first, but the holes, cup holders and other cutouts were designed to keep you, your laptop and all of your iOS devices organized and accessible.

The holes you see in the middle of the desk are actually air vents for keeping your MacBook (or other notebook) running cool. There’s also a built-in mouse pad, slots for your coffee cup and magazines, and then multiple docks for your iPhones and iPads…

The desk itself is cut from pure, premium bamboo, protected by a sheet of clear acrylic, and the legs are made of steel. These materials make for a strong, lightweight desk that can support all of your devices with ease, and is manufactured in the United States.

TechDesk is currently a Kickstarter project looking to raise funding for production. And it’s doing great so far, sitting at nearly 5x its original goal of $12,000 with 16 days left. If you’re interested, you can still get in on the pre-order list for $448—retail will be $698.

I’m afraid this would be too small for me and all of my gear—MacBook on a stand, large LCD monitor and printer. Plus it’s kind of pricey. But I also believe you get what you pay for, and you can see the quality in the TechDesk just by looking at the above photos.

What do you think?

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  • Mike Santoro

    Really awesome, but you’re better off building this yourself, saving 70% the cost.

    • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

      And i think those holes will be very uncomfortable

      • Jeffrey

        AND it’s an ugly ass desk….

  • jocastro

    why lol? build it your self, it looks pretty simple in my opinion

  • mahe

    if your desk is that clean … you don’t work …

    • Jonathan

      Wrong. I have an ultra clean desk and work. School, theming, programming..

      • mahe

        If my desk is clean, there is nothing to work …
        3-5 notebooks, 3 monitors, 3 smartphones, 1 tablet, I won’t count the stuff in the drawer. Besides the f*cking paper which need to be reviewed and/or signed.

        System, software and update deployment, system/software migrations (client and server), troubleshooting (3rd level), scripting/coding, testing, finding solutions, automation, whatever you can think about …

        We move on, beside the stuff above: video/sound editing, event organization (bookings, promotion, planing and all this stuff).

        Everything at the “same” time.

      • Jonathan

        If my desk is clean, I put everything else in the draw so I don’t have to look at the clutter. :P

        and glad I’m not the only person with a 3 monitor setup.

      • mahe

        There will never be enough screens ;P

  • Framboogle

    That looks incredibly ugly.

  • Linton Findlay

    best getting a crappy desk from ikea and getting a jigsaw to make the holes. 10th of the price

  • pnh

    Only works if you want your coffee cup,iphone, ipad, etc. EXACTLY where they put it. Not very flexible with that design. I vote no.