Does your landlord have rules against installing satellite dishes on your unit's outdoor areas? Yeah, ours too. It's a common enough problem that somebody in England thought they should manufacture a satellite dish that looks like a patio chair, just to keep your landlord off your back.
Many apartment buildings, our own included, put restrictions on what can and can't be set out on your outdoor space. There's two obvious problems with their policies: (A) "the man" is trying to keep us down again, and (B) it eliminates satellite dish television service as an option since there's nowhere to install a dish.
If you want to skirt the restrictions and install satellite service anyway, you'll have to go incognito with your dish. We've seen some clever satellite urban camouflage before, but nothing quite like this: A satellite dish that moonlights as a patio chair.
The SatPlus Sat Chair is a completely functional satellite dish. Without the removable cushion in place, SatPlus provides equivalent recpetion to a traditional 24-inch dish. With the cushion in place, it's nothing more than a comfortable chair for the deck.
Unfortunately, this satellite chair comes with a hefty price tag of £219.95 (around $325)
and is only for sale in Europe, if you couldn't tell by the quoted British Pounds.
We'd love to see something like this for sale in the States to help us get around rental restrictions or association rules. If you've seen anything like the SatPlus Sat Chair in North America, send us a tip and let us know.