Is this the coffee table of the future?
It's crazy how quickly our devices are advancing, becoming smarter and more integrated with our daily life. Since everyday appliances such as our refrigerators and coffee machines started networking with each other, forming an 'internet of things' in our homes, it would only be a matter of time until the rest of the furniture would start to catch up, too.
If you're interested in exploring ways to smarten up your living room, the Sobro takes the concept of the coffee table and brings it into the future. Connected furniture just got serious!
Designed for today's modern lifestyle, the Sobro features bluetooth speakers, device charging ports, and of course a refrigerated drawer, because, why not? It's a great piece that combines some standard technological comforts, and jams them together in a sleek-looking package that I certainly would love to have in my lounge room. I'm starting to be swayed... is this a dad's dream coffee table?
But surely there are some things to assess for before purchasing a piece of furniture like this, right? For starters, you'd still need to plug it in somewhere, you'll need to run a power cable under some carpet or modify your living room. And having a second fridge/cooler - is it worth the added power consumption? It might also benefit from having a locking mechanism (to keep the kids out of your selection of alcoholic beverages). But honestly, dads, a dream for the man cave - or your last vestige of a man cave. I reckon all it needs is a bottle opener built into it somewhere.
Would you want a Sobro? Unfortunately, for now it's listed to be shipping only to Canada and the United States, but this dad from down under can still dream...