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Top 100 Computer Trends in 2013

From Paper-Thin Pen Drives to Art Deco Desktop Towers

— January 3, 2014 — Tech
Computers have come a long way since their inception, with the growth of their abilities happening as quickly as the shrink in their physical size. Computer trends in 2013 also reflect a surge in creativity when it comes to possible uses of computers. This past year saw computing abilities incorporated into everything from antique gizmos such as typewriters, to entire libraries compressed to fit on a single, book-shaped USB.

Aesthetics were taken to new heights as well. Wooden computers and Art Deco-inspired desktops put a nostalgic twist on modern tech, while feminized cables and cork top USBs show that even the realm of computers could benefit from a bit of DIY flair.

Go beyond the monitor and uncover more insight into the world of computers with our Computer Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Lifting Laptop Add-Ons
Lifting Laptop Add-Ons
The Just Mobile Cooling Bar Puts a Macbook Up to an Optimal Height
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99
Minature Compact Keyboards
Minature Compact Keyboards
The Logitech Folio Mini Keyboard for iPad Mini is Ready to Go
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98
Scatterbrain Key Replacements
Scatterbrain Key Replacements
These Novelty Computer Keys Give a Keyboard Some Personality
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97
Fantastical Alternate Universe Ads
Fantastical Alternate Universe Ads
Giant Frogs and Bunnies Star in This Dell Tablet Commercial
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96
Old School PC Protectors
Old School PC Protectors
This Laptop Case is Bringing 1995 Back in Style
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95
3D-Printed Acoustic Amplifiers
3D-Printed Acoustic Amplifiers
The SONIC-Ear Helps Enhance Sound Quality Without Complication
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94
Search Engine Career Graphics
Search Engine Career Graphics
The 'What it Takes to Get a Job at Google' Infographic Lays it Out
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93
Ornate Electronic Carpets
Ornate Electronic Carpets
Tapete by Federico Uribe is Intricately Rich and Colorful
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92
Typing Tablet Totes
Typing Tablet Totes
The iPad Wireless Keyboard Case is a Bluetooth-Connected Briefcase
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91
Computer Controlling Bracelets
Computer Controlling Bracelets
These Computer Commanding Bracelets are from Thalmic Labs
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90
Contemporary Timber Typers
Contemporary Timber Typers
Macbook Wood Keyboard Brings Natural Texture to Your Streamlined Device
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89
Tweet-Inspired Comic Blogs
Tweet-Inspired Comic Blogs
Twitter: the Comic Adapts Funny Tweets into Four-Panel Comics
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88
Ductile Desktop Computers
Ductile Desktop Computers
The Pandora Note PC Folds to Conform to Function and Setting
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87
Smartphone-Specific PCs
Smartphone-Specific PCs
The Imerj Smart Book Augments the Capabilities of Your Trusty Mobile Phone
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86
Cartoon Wallpaper Portfolios
Cartoon Wallpaper Portfolios
Fabricio84's Pixar Backgrounds Are Modeled After Movie Characters
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85
Mini Corked Glass USBs
Mini Corked Glass USBs
These 'Message in a Bottle Flash Drives' are Wonderfully Romantic
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84
Tech Design Parody Blogs
Tech Design Parody Blogs
The 'Jony Ive Redesigns Things' Tumblr Parodies the iOS7 Flat Design
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83
Food-Inspired Cord Carriers
Food-Inspired Cord Carriers
This is Grounds 'Cordito' Cord Wrap is a Chic Burrito-Like Cord Sorter
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82
Power Bar USB Ports
Power Bar USB Ports
The USB Seven-Port Hub Supports Speeds of up to Five Gigabytes Per Second
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81
Grassy Computer Keyboards
Grassy Computer Keyboards
The Midori by FILCO is Designed to Stimulate Your Fingers as You Type
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80
Modernized Desktop Devices
Modernized Desktop Devices
Double F CPU-Server was Designed with an Outside of the Box Approach
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79
Social Media Department Stores
Social Media Department Stores
Upside is a Market Where You Can Experience the Web in Real Time
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78
8-Bit Gadget Covers
8-Bit Gadget Covers
Big Big Pixel Cases Provide Old School Protection to Your iPad and MacBook
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77
Swivelling Desktop Companions
Swivelling Desktop Companions
The Just Mobile AluDisc Allows for 360 Degree Movement for Your Mac
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76
Sweatshirt-Like Laptop Sheaths
Sweatshirt-Like Laptop Sheaths
This Laptop Cover is a Fun Way to Dress Up a Computer
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75
Saddle-Shaped PC Terminals
Saddle-Shaped PC Terminals
This New Mac Pro Sheds its Bulky Insides for a Sharp Portable Design
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74
Lap-Inspired Keyboards
Lap-Inspired Keyboards
The TrewGrip Mobile Keyboard Connects with on-the-go Technology
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73
Portable Smartphone Laptops
Portable Smartphone Laptops
The 'CaseTop' Transforms Your Phone into a Computer on the Go
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72
Carpal Tunnel Preventers
Carpal Tunnel Preventers
The Wrist Stand Repositions the Hand to Restrict Nerve Compression
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71
Digital 3D Photocopiers
Digital 3D Photocopiers
The Makerbot Digitizer Scans Items for Making a 3D-Printed Copy
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70
Triangular Laptop Props
Triangular Laptop Props
The Curb Computer Aerator is a Minimalist Stand For Encouraging Airflow
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69
Wooden Computer Accessories
Wooden Computer Accessories
The Touch Slab is a Wireless Wooden Touchpad by Orée
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68
Ergonomically Elevated Laptop Stands
Ergonomically Elevated Laptop Stands
The 'Roost' Laptop Stand is Raised for Ergonomic Use
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67
Multi-Tablet Charging Devices
Multi-Tablet Charging Devices
This Charging Dock Can Handle Ten iPads at a Time
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66
Ultra-Thin Portable Desktops
Ultra-Thin Portable Desktops
The Cover Keyboard Computer is More Easily Toted Than a Laptop
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65
Nature-Incorporating Home Electronics
Nature-Incorporating Home Electronics
The Cybernetic Meadow Collection Has a Zen-Like Quality
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64
Innovative Multitasking Keyboards
Innovative Multitasking Keyboards
The E-Inkey Has Transforming Keys to Accommodate Different Tasks
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63
Ergonomic Computer Recliners
Ergonomic Computer Recliners
The Ergonomic Computer uChair Will Comfortably Ease Your Back Pain
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62
Techie Logo Necklaces
Techie Logo Necklaces
The iNecklace is Inspired by the Apple Computers' Power On/Off Logo
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61
Digital USB Libraries
Digital USB Libraries
The '3000 Classic Books USB' Contains Digital Literary Classics to Read
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60
Power-Ready Computer Desks
Power-Ready Computer Desks
This Set-Up by Gamers Paradise is the Ideal Gaming Desk
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59
Smartphone Digital Radio Services
Smartphone Digital Radio Services
Apple is Rolling Out a Digital Radio Service
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58
Pocketed Computer Cases
Pocketed Computer Cases
The Flashcase Laptop Cover Provides Protection and Handy Storage Pockets
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57
Sleek 3D-Printed Bikes
Sleek 3D-Printed Bikes
The New 'VRZ 2 BELT' Titanium Bicycle Can Be Printed at Home
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56
Obelisk-Like Cylindrical Computers
Obelisk-Like Cylindrical Computers
The New Apple Mac Pro Reveals a Sleek Shape & Fast Capabilities
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55
Camouflaged Keyboard Cloths
Camouflaged Keyboard Cloths
The Type Wipe Keyboard Covers Protect Computers from Dust and Dirt
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54
TV Tube Thumb Drives
TV Tube Thumb Drives
The Vacuum Tube Flash Drive Gives New Life to Old Pentode Tubes
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53
Web-Enabled Antique Gizmos
Web-Enabled Antique Gizmos
Levi's Station to Station is a Modern Refurbishment of Retro Gadgets
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52
Tablet Accessory Storages
Tablet Accessory Storages
The Smart Cargo by Dotan Saguy Stores Chargers, Earphones and More
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51
Power-Saving Keychains
Power-Saving Keychains
Never Lose Your MagSafe 2 Converter with This Sleek Keychain Attachment
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50
Art Deco Computer Towers
Art Deco Computer Towers
Flightline by Jeffrey Stephenson is a Tribute to the Wright Brothers
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49
Wireless Wooden Keyboards
Wireless Wooden Keyboards
This Wireless Bamboo Keyboard Was Designed by a 17-Year-Old
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48
Wifi-Providing Umbrella Installations
Wifi-Providing Umbrella Installations
O2’s Free Wifi Spot Provides Tons of Internet Coverage
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47
Multipurpose LED USBs
Multipurpose LED USBs
The USB LED Fan Light Keeps You Cool and Never Makes You Late
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46
Discrete Desktop Trays
Discrete Desktop Trays
The Stashboard for iMac Encourages the Orderly Look of Your Workstation
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45
Ultra-Thin Computer Knapsacks
Ultra-Thin Computer Knapsacks
The EKDESIGN Laptop Bag is Simple, Sleek and Contemporary
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44
Customized Glowing Computer Decals
Customized Glowing Computer Decals
Rebrand Your MacBook with Stixta
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43
Hydrogen-Powered Travel Chargers
Hydrogen-Powered Travel Chargers
The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Charges in a Scientific Manner
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42
Upcycled Computer Aquariums
Upcycled Computer Aquariums
The iMacquarium from Fancy is the Perfect Fishy DIY Aquarium
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41
Sweet Mixed-Material Sleeves
Sweet Mixed-Material Sleeves
MacBook Case Combines Felt and Leather for a Soft and Stylish Texture
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40
Mind-Controlling Soldier Helmets
Mind-Controlling Soldier Helmets
DARPA is working Towards Creating Headwear That Control the Brain
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39
All-in-One Laptop Stations
All-in-One Laptop Stations
The LandingZone PRO Turns a Portable Computer into a Desktop
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38
Levitating Computer Peripherals
Levitating Computer Peripherals
This Mouse by Kibardin is Wireless
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37
Laptop In Trays
Laptop In Trays
Stash Wall-Mounted Docking Station Frees Up Desk Space When Devices Aren't in Use
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36
Customized Wooden Laptop Covers
Customized Wooden Laptop Covers
The Toast Wooden Macbook Case Offers a Sleek Wooden Design
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35
Large Object Printers
Large Object Printers
The Cubex 3D Printer by Cubify Can Produce a Basketball
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34
Contorting Computer Peripherals
Contorting Computer Peripherals
The Memory Metal Mouse Curves for the Comfort of Your Palm
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33
Multifunctional Computer Peripherals
Multifunctional Computer Peripherals
The iStick Desktop Organizer Puts Everything in One Place
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32
DIY Mini Tablet Cases
DIY Mini Tablet Cases
John Chandler Converts the Legendary Notebook Into Moleskin iPad Mini Cases
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31
Electronic Gas-Free Lighters
Electronic Gas-Free Lighters
The Slighter USB Rechargeable Electric Lighter Uses an Old Process
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30
Flat Automated Kitchens
Flat Automated Kitchens
The '2D Smart Kitchen' Handles All of Your Cooking Needs
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29
Pop-Up Piano Tablet Cases
Pop-Up Piano Tablet Cases
The Miselu C.24 Music Keyboard is an Impressive Wireless Mini Piano
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28
Sophisticated Desktop Accoutrements
Sophisticated Desktop Accoutrements
The Burning Love Felt Desk Pad Adds a Touch of Class
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27
DIY Leather Tablet Cases
DIY Leather Tablet Cases
This Luxe Leather iPad Wrap is Chic and Easy-to-Make
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26
Printer People Dolls
Printer People Dolls
The ‘3D-Printed Life-Like Photo Figurines’ are Shockingly Realist
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25
Mess-Free Magnetic USBs
Mess-Free Magnetic USBs
This Magnetic USB Cable Stays Tangle-Free at All Times
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24
Organizational Armrest Attachments
Organizational Armrest Attachments
Embrace is a Small Side Table that Connects Right to Your Couch
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23
Revolutionary Home 3D Printers
Revolutionary Home 3D Printers
BotObjects ProDesk3D Brings Color 3D Printing to Your Living Room
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22
Computer Component Phone Cases
Computer Component Phone Cases
The Hard Drive iPhone Case Looks Like an Internal Part of a Desktop
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21
Multi-Tech Car Chargers
Multi-Tech Car Chargers
This In-Car iPad Charger Stays Put in Your Cup Holder
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20
Ergonomic Computer Cases
Ergonomic Computer Cases
The Cush Laptop Sleeve Protects Your Notebook and Your Wrists
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19
Cord-Hiding Computer Stands
Cord-Hiding Computer Stands
The OneEighty Mac Mini Stand Discretely Hides Wires Underneath
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18
Time-Traveller Computer Cases
Time-Traveller Computer Cases
This Doctor Who TARDIS PC Case is a Must-Have for Any Who Junkie
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17
At-Home 3D Printers
At-Home 3D Printers
The Cube 3D Home Printer Lets Users Print Objects From Their Own Space
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16
Iconic Movie Memory Drives
Iconic Movie Memory Drives
Dave Delisle’s Tron Flash Drives Look Like Gadgets Out of the Mov
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15
Feminized DIY Cables
Feminized DIY Cables
Decorative Power Cords by Natalie Shriver Upgrades Unmanageable Wires
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14
Design-Savvy Tablet Stands
Design-Savvy Tablet Stands
The SLiM Makes Your Tablet Look Like an iMac
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13
Athletic Laptop Stickers
Athletic Laptop Stickers
The Michael Jordan Mac Decal Will Make You Feel Like a Winner
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12
Lying Down Laptop Desks
Lying Down Laptop Desks
Keep Productivity Levels Up With This Desk That Lets the User Lay Down
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11
Multifunctional Desktop Organizers
Multifunctional Desktop Organizers
The iStick is the Best and Easiest Way to Organize Your Desktop
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10
Steampunk-Inspired Computers
Steampunk-Inspired Computers
CodyOdi's Computer Case Mod References the Video Game BioShock
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9
Tech-Surrounded Chairs
Tech-Surrounded Chairs
The Emperor 1510 LX Workstation is a Techie’s Dream
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8
Superhero Laptop Stickers
Superhero Laptop Stickers
'Killer Duck Decals' Makes a Powerful Cartoon MacBook Keyboard Skin
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7
Space-Saving Computer Platforms
Space-Saving Computer Platforms
Laptop Stand Frees Up the Area Beneath it for Other Desktop Items
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6
Paper-Thin Pen Drives
Paper-Thin Pen Drives
DataSTICKIES Replace USB Sticks as Inexpensive and Compact Alternatives
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5
Built-In Laptop Stand Desks
Built-In Laptop Stand Desks
The Biuro Table by Marc Tran Promotes Better Ergonomic Position
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4
Photoshopped Computer Parodies
Photoshopped Computer Parodies
The New Mac Pro Tower is Inspiring Spoofs on its Design
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3
Superhero Gauntlet USBs
Superhero Gauntlet USBs
This Iron Man Flash Drive is Extremely Detailed and Has Moveable Fingers
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2
Luxury Designer Laptop Backpacks
Luxury Designer Laptop Backpacks
This Designer Backpack Has a Laptop Compartment
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1
Table Top Tablets
Table Top Tablets
This Coffee Table Touchscreen is a Durable Surface and Giant Computer in One
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