Monday, 21 May 2007

desktop cable box

too many wires and cables snaking on and around your table? niclas from germany gives us a cable box idea to hide them all.

"i used two bj�rken bathroom wall cabinets and mounted them together. the two bj�rkens sit on my desktop and all cables and electrical wires are inside.

as the connecting bottom and top panels were removed the doors will not close properly, so i put in four pins which were included to hold the glass panes and rested the two glass panes over the pins. now the door closes perfectly and you can put more heavy things like an monitor on the cable box.

i put in two multiple sockets to connect all electrical stuff like monitors, lamps, printer, mobile phone charger and notebook charger. in it is also an active usb hub to connect two external hard drives (which are also placed in the bj�rken), an usb web cam, my ipod adapter cable, my printer etc. soon i will build in a 'roll-on usb cable' (pix below, left) so i only have to pull a cable out of the bj�rken to attach to my computer. and when i pull it out of my notebook the cable will automatically roll up.

i also cut a hole on the top side of the cabinet, the accommodate speaker and network cables."

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