Steve Jobs Would Have Bought This Desk, Designed With Apple Products In Mind


What would your desk look like if it were designed with computers — not books, pencils and papers — in mind.

The makers of the SlatePro think it would look like this: a perforated bamboo surface with sturdy steel legs and build in stands for your smartphone or tablet.

The holes in the surface help circulate air to keep your devices cool, while also giving convenient ways to thread your various chargers up from below. There’s even a cup holder and a recessed area for your coffee cup.

I like the idea of the desk, although from a style perspective, I find it to be fairly ugly. I’m also concerned about those iPad and iPhone holders: push on those just a little, and your smartphone is going to have some nasty cracks.

Designed by Nathan Mummert of iSkelter, you can preorder yourself a SlatePro for $448, with delivery promised in June. That’s a good deal, considering they expect the price to rise to $698 when it reaches full commercial production.


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