Desktop Chair + Mouse + Keyboard + Monitor
The Desktop Chair is a work of art sculpted from a piece of wood. It effectively turns your laptop or iPad into a sculpture that you prop up at your desk, plug-in to and set aside for other desktop items, converting your portable into something like a Mac Mini. It supports all tablets, MacBooks and goes as far back as the Powerbook G4 (any laptop that isn't thicker than 1.2").
iPad + Keyboard Dock + Speakers
This one is for the writers out there. A modern take on the typewriter with the added bonus of a sound system to create the perfect writing ambiance (complete the effect by adding an extension like Typewriter Keyboard for mechanical effect). To deny the temptation of this simple setup is impossible because of how inviting it looks. Not pictured: A glass of red wine and impending inspiration.
Henge Dock + Mouse + Keyboard + Monitor
Designed for the Mac user on the go, the Henge Dock is reminiscent of docking an iPod, iPhone or iPad when sitting at the desk. Just place the MacBook Pro in the Henge Dock and all the pre-placed plugs are automatically inserted for the quick transition from laptop to desktop. This works for both home entertainment or productive purposes, turning your MacBook Pro into a plug in, take anywhere computer.
There are occasions when more screen real estate is required in the home office. On top of having the stand and using the laptops own screen as its own monitor, it can be coupled with its own monitor to provide a broader home experience. The spectrum changes with the range of monitors to choose from that have various functions. The Samsung Central Station LED provides the additional hubs that laptops require without an extra add on. It can be as easy as setting the laptop down and off you go. Some like the Asus VW266H have their own built in speakers to save space and wire clutter. The beauty of HDMI means one plug for both audio and video, making everything simpler if you really have to have cables.
Chances are one of the more convincing aspects of the laptop in the first place was cutting down on cables. The problem unfortunately is the desktop set up will inevitably contain this same problem. Where there's a will there's a way. One solution to nip the cable problem is by leading it through to a docking station like the Targus Universal Docking Station. Monitor, webcam, mouse, keyboard and whatever desktop necessity that fits your stationary dream can remain attached to the dock, making set up as easy as one input for the laptop. A bonus about this particular docking station is the compatibility with 7.1 surround sound so hardcore music aficionados have something special to come home to.
It's all a matter of personal preference but making a space for the laptop to come home to is worth it for an integrated tech experience. It opens up all sorts of doors and avenues to take your existing laptop and turn it into a workhorse power station that would otherwise be difficult to grasp by itself.