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Old Mar 7, 2014, 04:50 PM   #26
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what happens when Apple changes the dock connector again? gonna throw out a perfectly good desk?
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 04:53 PM   #27
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:03 PM   #28
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what happens when Apple changes the dock connector again? gonna throw out a perfectly good desk?
No, you'll throw out your ugly and overpriced desk.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:06 PM   #29
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$455 for THAT? And it's sold out of pre-orders? That's insane... how many pre-orders were available? 3?

I'm going to go to IKEA get a few of those BYO sets customize it and sell them on kickstarter...
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:07 PM   #30
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When I'm rendering video my mbp gets hot enough to burn me.
Oh yeah. My MBP does the same when rendering stills with just the Maya terminal shell. Scary stuff, especially with the noise the fans make.

My dad could easily make me one of these. In fact, maybe I'll ask him to, with some slight modifications, because yes, this is extremely ugly. The idea however is interesting.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:10 PM   #31
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A neat concept... And that's all it should ever be. A concept.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:14 PM   #32
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Yucks! When i saw the design I disliked it, looks pretty old school. Coffe cup near a macbook? Sorry thats never staying on the same table as the macbook, to expensive accident if it ever spills.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:17 PM   #33
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I thought it was cool until I read the comments /s
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:32 PM   #34
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I couldn't agree more! I don't think I'd pay $99 for this desk, let alone $500! The design is really quite horrible, in my opinion.
This just makes me want to build one myself. The current docks and stands on the market are awesome. I agree $500 is a fail!
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:34 PM   #35
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I think this is dumb. Watching the video, it doesn't seem like there is anything that actually holds the cords in place. Do you have to fish them through each time from underneath? Also—having the cupholder by the iPad just seems like a terrible idea! Then, when you're typing on a keyboard, you have these uncomfortable holes pressing into your skin. To top it off, $450 for bamboo and plastic? Good grief! I could build something like this with a nice slab of wood and a tool as simple as a Dremel on a Saturday afternoon.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 05:35 PM   #36
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Pen dock? lol.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:10 PM   #37
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:11 PM   #38
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My problem is that, even though I have a pretty clean desk, I never place my devices in the same place every time....
So this desk is the perfect solution for you; it forces you to place everything in the exact same place every time.



No more messy desk.

I agree; it looks like a $100 folding table with slots cut into it.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:25 PM   #39
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Is there a lefty option? I guess not.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:35 PM   #40
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What really impresses me is that this guy's other kickstarter project funded more than $100K - which is a piece of wood with holes and a cut for a phone stand. He sold those at $100 a piece. What a genius! I never would have thought that one could pull this off.

Same goes for the table. Cheap materials (I assume) and a very nice design IMO from an aesthetic point of view combined with a high price. Done.

The concept also makes sense. It's very small and supposed to be really tidy. Good for people that don't need a huge desk for work on the computer with lots of accessories and a multi monitor setup.
It's an interesting concept, although I guess the usability will be much worse than you'd expect from this.

The feel-good-happy-world music is really annoying
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:37 PM   #41
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Judging by 75 backers (at present time), I suppose such desk appeals to certain segment of people. But I think it's a real missed opportunity to not making it resemble either the desk at Apple Store or Jony Ive's desk AS WELL AS not offering one without any ugly holes.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:39 PM   #42
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MacBooks are designed for conductive heat transfer, not convective heat transfer. Those holes most likely decrease heat dissipation. Also, having a desk with holes in it would be extremely annoying.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 06:43 PM   #43
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Too small, over priced, MacBooks don't need those silly holes, how do you charge your phone or pad like that? Oh, and it's way over priced.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 07:04 PM   #44
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Looks nice, but those vents would be super annoying, and they really don't look like they actually do anything - the MBP is sitting past the very last row, the majority of heat is not even going over the holes...

Plus if you know, want to use the desk surface your pen will just fall through.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 07:38 PM   #45
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The top doesn't look bad. However, I believe the desk is overpriced. I would not buy it at their kickstarter price, much less their future retail price.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 08:23 PM   #46
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Too small, over priced, MacBooks don't need those silly holes, how do you charge your phone or pad like that? Oh, and it's way over priced.
Agree with all your points - especially the too small comment...and I'll add it's also ugly.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 09:16 PM   #47
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Those aren't docks. They are slots.

Docks have connectors built in. Not cable slots.

A dock allows you to dock something.

A slot allows you to set something in it.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 11:08 PM   #48
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$500?? Seriously???

A drill and a plunging router and you can do this to any desk. People must think just because we own apple products, we are made of money.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 11:49 PM   #49
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Larf out loud at the tiny recess for a coffee cup. How many laptops a month are destroyed after getting a cup of something knocked over them. If anything it should have a small wall at least the height of the cup on the side facing the computer.
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Old Mar 8, 2014, 02:33 AM   #50
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While first acknowledging that aesthetic taste is an individual matter...for me that is an astoundingly unattractive piece of "furniture".

I'm sure that there will be others who disagree, and that is perfectly reasonable...but $500 for THAT!?
I love the design and just ordered one. Glad I don't own any of the "furniture" in your house. I heard moat of it's good for campfires?
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