Side tables are great at keeping your belongings, but that’s about all they do. With the onslaught of smart devices coming to the market, it was only a matter of time before this type of furniture got some fancy features. The Sobro Smart Side Table seems to do it right.
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The Sobro Smart Side Table is a minimalist end table that looks good, but there is much more to this furniture than just that.
On the top you will find a clean, flat surface. Look closer and you will see a wireless charging station that can juice up a couple phones at a time. Start moving down and you will come across an open storage space, where you can place your wire-charging gadgets. The team has integrated four USB ports, two traditional outlets, and cable management to the back.
What’s more, the Sobro Smart Side Table also comes with a fridge for keeping your night drinks frosty at all times. The other drawer is for simple storing, but it can be locked with the included app.
The unit has built-in speakers that can sync to your phone via Bluetooth (those who have two side tables can sync them). To add a cherry on top of this high-tech treat, Sobro has added LED ambient lights with customizable colors. These can be controlled from the app or the manual controls located in the rear. There’s also a night light that activates with motion.
While many of Sobro’s competitors seem both gimmicky and finicky, this smart side table is looking like a solid furniture piece that tackles on important solutions we commonly face. I am a simple user and tend to forget most fancy features within a week, but getting a drink at night, charging your devices, and listening to music are common habits. If I can get it all from a single product that blends into my room’s environment, I’d say that’s a winner.
Interested? If so, you can sign up for one Sobro Smart Side Table by backing the Indiegogo campaign with as low as $399. That’s not a bad price to pay for a fridge/sound system/charging station/light/side table. The funding goal has been met and shipments begin this October.
April 22, 2018 at 10:18AM