Now this is what I would call the Cadillac of all Gadgets!MK 1 Studio has designed a television lift that will store a 50-inch flat screen TV UNDER your bed. No joke. AND it also holds a DVD player, sub woofer and surround sound system! I swear! Now the 50-inch fits nicely under a king-sized bed, according to MK 1 Studio's website, but if you have a queen-size bed no fear, you can downsize to a 42-inch TV. And it only takes 45 seconds to put itself into position!
This thing is incredible and the perfect way to get that giant television in your bedroom where normally there would be no place for it. Case in point, mine is on the corner of my bureau and we went with a small flat screen so it wouldn't overpower the room. But this - this is an amazing feat of design and engineering! If you have and extra five figures to spend on fun stuff I firmly suggest you buy one and let us know how it works for you. With my meager salary (thanks to my job loss) it will be decades before I could even conceive of owning something like this. Check it out:
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