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Side tables are great. You can put them beside things,
chairs for example, and then use their carefully chosen
height to elevate objects from the floor for convenience.
But that's it. I mean sure, they can hold your coffee at
right height while you peruse a periodical, but that's
a reasonably well trained servant couldn't do.
about a little more technology?
The table should plug into the nearest outlet, then, the
wiring should be routed internally to the upper surface.
Here, one half of a transformer is placed. Either one big
one or a few small ones corresponding with a pattern in
the wood work. Now, with the table you get a special
stand which has the other half of the transformer. Now
have a lamp that may be placed anywhere on the surface
of the table and you still get light. No wires. Also
available, phone/TV remote chargers, coffee warmers
anything else you want.
Now, this will be hideously inefficient, but it's worth it
when you have guests. You can simply take a lamp out of
cupboard, and place it on the table where it instantly
lights up. You can turn the lamp off by moving it out of
the appropriate zone. This is actually much better than
all that fiddling with switches up inside the shade... who
thought that was OK anyway? Your guests will think you
have house-wide wireless
power. And you won't tell them you don't.
||More than meets the eye...
||...disappointed there are no real Transformers in this idea.
||This is all well and good until one of your guests rests
their arm on the table, and their bangle inductively
||//...disappointed there are no real Transformers in this
||How do you think Transformers recharge after a long
||//This is all well and good until one of your guests rests
their arm on the table, and their bangle inductively heats
||Do bangles heat up inductively? if so, will they burst into
a long lived, almost eternal flame?
||I've never had a bangle in my house. Had a couple of
||//A rechargeable battery and inverter could do the same
||Ugh, that would require a switch.
||//Now turning an iPhone into a pile of goo, that's a
||May I introduce you to my friend "molten pot of sodium
||I meant a table that transform into a huge,walking metal robot Transformer and brings you drinks...