Thank goodness for Jean Aw from Notcot, without whom I might never have noticed Pottery Barn's new Smart Tech line. While the pieces may look like regular Pottery Barn ballyhoo, the line is actually made up of gadget-friendly shelfs, desks and my personal favorite, this Bedford Smart Linen Pinboard. The board is a staggering $259, but connects your high-tech accessories to power while keeping their cords discreet. You can plug in your MP3 player and store it in the recessed area, play music with a pair of built-in speakers, and display important notes and reminders. Sure, the line isn't so "smart" that it can serve you up a cold one or park your car, but the integration of cords and speakers makes for a cleaner living space.
The pieces in the collection, such as the Bedford Smart Recharge Station and Hutch, Leah Desk and Samantha Smart Cabinet, range in price from $79 to $499.
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