Table For One: Tablet Desks

Table For One: Tablet Desks

Taryn Williford
Apr 15, 2013

It seems like tablets are gradually replacing laptops as the I-want-to-surf-the-web-and-check-Facebook-casually-at-home device of choice. But one thing that hasn't quite followed suit is the idea of a "tablet table." Many laptop users who surf from the sofa like to get cozy with or without a compact laptop table in the living room or bedroom, but will dedicated tablet tables ever catch on?

My guess is "no", and here's my reasoning: the tremendous benefit of a tablet over a laptop is its size. While a laptop needs a station to keep from taking over the living room, a slim iPad or other tablet can be casually tossed on the coffee table or next to you on the sofa.

But then again, I keep spotting dedicated tablet tables—complete with tablet stands, hide-away cubbies, and integrated cord control—pop up in the wild. Most are squarely out of the affordable range budge, but they seemingly pop up in every studio apartment in Brooklyn. Perhaps this means an IKEA version isn't too far off?  CB2 has already made a more affordable tablet side table.

Will Tablet Tables Ever Catch On?CB2's Torino Grey Side Table

What do you think? Do you have a home base for your tablet in your apartment? Would you buy a tablet table? Tell us in the comments!

(Images: Spell, CB2, Artful Home)

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