Combining the right furniture with the right tech can get difficult, especially when you consider how many different kinds of components are available. This is why these new smart pieces of furniture include everything you'd want in a home theater system or a laptop dock. These all-in-one solutions aren't cheap, but they'll keep your home theater and home office looking clutter-free.
There are many docks available for iPhones and iPods, but when you think about it, there aren't many specifically made for your laptop. A few years ago, IBM and Sony made some for their laptops, but now some high fidelity companies have started making the perfect companion for your laptop. The LD 120 and 130 Laptop Docks from La Boite Concept are basically a compact workstation, in the format of a desk, that includes 120W of stereo power and seven speakers. They are compatible with PC and Mac computers, as well as all media players. They come covered in leather, making them even more distinguished. The LD120 sells for $1,315. The LD130 sells for $1,815.
The Caixa from Miniforms was designed by Paolo Capello to be a sort of re-imagining of the classic credenza from the 50s or 60s. It is an all-in-one solution for your home theater system. It allows you to connect your iPod, iPhone, HDTV, computer and anything else you might think of. You can use a wire or Bluetooth, since it is Bluetooth-compatible. It's available in black, white, red or walnut.
Miniforms also makes Torototela, which is similar to the Laptop Docks of La Boite Concept. They also include integrated speakers and amps, albeit in a smaller form factor than their integrated credenzas.
La Boite Concept also makes the Incredible Arcarde, which we mentioned before. It's a novel way of storing the components of your home entertainment center.
(via Geek & Hype)