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Kyle Buckner Creates iPhone-Inspired Coffee Table
The designer made a touch-sensitive table that can actually play music.
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December 07, 2012 by Rachel Cericola

We’ve seen a few tech-inspired pieces of furniture. The Nintendo-inspired coffee table is the first that comes to mind. However, if you’re looking for a piece that pays homage to something a little more current, Kyle Buckner Designs has this iPhone-inspired coffee table.

Like the Nintendo table, this isn’t just a spot for resting your drinks. It actually doubles as a docking station with touch controls.

With a swipe of the hand, a 6-inch down-firing subwoofer will appear. Another swipe will get you eight high-end transducers. On the outside, there are lighted drink holders. Also, the company says that the top was designed to be a lot more scratchproof than the actual iPhone—so you won’t need a giant plastic cover or anything. 

This particular table is made for the iPhone 4. However, Kyle Buckner Designs says that they can make an iTable in any dimensions, with custom colors or other tweaks. If you’re more of an Android person, it can be made to fit any smartphone or tablet device. Prices range between $1,200 and $10,000, depending on the project.

To order a table, click on over to Custom Made. If you need a little demo first, check out the funky walkthrough in the video below.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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