Media player dock doubles as a shelf
If your residence is cramped for space, so much so that you don’t have any shelves left on which to place your iPhone/iPod dock, then you need one of these. Finite Elemente’s Hohrizontal 51 is a shelf with a built-in dock and speakers that not only provides a special place from which to play your tunes, but also is big enough to house other things – like that vase your mother-in-law bought you as a house-warming gift.
The shelf has 2 x 25W speakers built in that can also be connected to your TV or computer via composite video and audio outputs, and has audio and USB inputs. It also has a remote control to let you watch your favorite shows or movies from the comfort of your couch, chair or bed.
The only downside is where do all those power and connectivity cables go?
The Finite Elemente Hohrizontal 51 is 1m long, 300mm deep and 51mm thick, weighing 6.5kg. It’s strong enough to hold around 25kg (55lbs), depending on what type of wall you anchor it to because it’s a floating shelf.
Reportedly selling for around US$660, it comes in seven colors and you can guarantee not many of your friends will have one.