Found via Neatorama: A tabletop version of Pong, which is to say a tabletop version of a video game version of table tennis, which is to say...I'm confused. Anyway, there are LEDs embedded in the surface of this table, and touchpands which let you move your virtual paddles back and forth to bounce the virtual ball...er, back and forth. I'm not sure whether this is a performance art piece, and whiz-bang retro game, or a simply a way to throw out your back, but I want one.
If multipurpose electro-tables are your thing, the Time Table (found via Geekologie) may be a welcome addition to your obsession. The surface serves double duty as a digital clock, though if you put things on the table, the time may become unreadable. Ah, the price of gadget-mania.
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