The Paradise Desk could possibly be the most technology-friendly piece of office furniture that I have ever seen. How good is it? It literally has me wanting to trash the wall-mounted monstrosity on which I write many of my articles.
What’s so special about it? The Paradise Desk, which measures 62 wide x 28 depth x 30.5 height (with adjustable feet) is designed from the ground up with desktop users in mind. The desk itself functions as a cable management system. It has a bunch of ports (8 x USB, 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI, a full set of 3.5mm audio/mic jacks), which you can access from various points on the desk. These are all connected to your desktop via cables that run through the leg of the desk – no more rats’ nest. There is an on-board audio switching system, so that you can switch between speakers and headphones, a headphone holder (assuming it hits the next stretch goal), and LED backlighting. Peripheral cables will not get in the way, thanks to a centrally located drawer – so you can have the benefits that come from having a wired keyboard and mouse without the clutter. The central drawer will incorporate a drainage system to minimize the damage potential of accidental drink spills.
Most importantly, however, it is affordable. The Paradise Desk sells for a very reasonable $319 – thanks to the use of inexpensive construction materials. The desk itself is MDF, with a mouse-friendly vinyl covering. It looks great, and if I had the money to spare to rip out my current desk and re-wallpaper my wall, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
At present, the Paradise Desk is fully funded there are more than 20 days to go and the makers are working towards the stretch goals.