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Coffee Table Remote

A universal remote control built into a coffee table.
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Inspired by the Remote Control Finder idea recently posted, I thought to myself where it would make the most sense to place one.

It's always in front of you. A sliding panel (glass?) could be used to cover it up when the entire surface is needed. The transmitting LED's can be mounted on the far edge, making aiming the remote a snap.

Available in several sizes and woodgrains.

Cedar Park, Oct 06 2003

Remote Control Finder http://www.halfbake..._20Control_20Finder
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Remote Control Remote Control http://www.theonion...3104/newremote.html
For the extra-lazy. [Cedar Park, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Remote control watch http://www.quemex.co.uk/
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       Great. Now I've lost the coffee table *again*. Oh look, it's behind the couch cushion. No, wait, that's the stereo coffee table...
Detly, Oct 06 2003

       Shoot. I just read the remote finder and had the same idea. Rats rats rats. Ah well, I can't in good conscience fishbone an idea that I also came up with. This thing is just common sense. (+)
Madcat, Oct 06 2003

       Why would I want to lean forward to the coffee table, when I could have a sofa remote? One built into each arm, maybe.
nprnncbl, Oct 07 2003

       a coffee table remote would make it much harder to channel surf, as opposed to a sofa remote, so that has to be a good thing.
oneoffdave, Oct 07 2003

       Maybe the remote panel slides out from the coffee table like a cd drawer to make it easier to surf from the couch.
Cedar Park, Oct 07 2003

       Just hit the thing with your toes.
Detly, Oct 07 2003


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