updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed October 25, 2006
Sligh Electronic Furniture
Furniture maker Sligh recently announced home office workstations made to recognize the reality of increasingly device-laden users. The Family Communication Center, to be sold as a mahogany desk cabinet (pictured) or a black hutch, is designed with hidden connections for computers, including Ethernet, USB, and power cabling, as well as multiple recharging ports for cellphones and other portable devices. An iPod dock is built directly into the desk as well. Although neither desk will ship until the spring, Sligh says, the company is investigating several more modernized designs, such as one made from bamboo. The mahogany version is expected to retail for $2,945; the more exotic black variant will be available for $3,395.