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The Paradise desk is the first desk designed completely for computer enthusiasts who want a premium desk. DVI USB3 Audio Power LED

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Originally featured on JoystiqIGN in Germany, Engadget in Spain, Neowin,  Trend Hunter, Gaming Depo, Games Skinny, TechWeird, GamrBASE and NoShitSherlock !!!

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Overview

The Paradise desk is the first desk designed completely for computer enthusiasts and gamers who want a premium desk. The concept stems from the idea that a desk should acts like an extension of your computer and all computer devices, including the computer & monitor, directly plug into the desk. This concept makes it easier to plug in and maneuver devices without awkwardly bending over or reaching behind your computer, as such with current desks. It also allows you to avoid the tangled wire mess beneath the desk, by plugging in the computer and its devices directly into the desk.

Simple schematic of the desk ***all measurements are in inches***
Simple schematic of the desk ***all measurements are in inches***

Dimensions

Inches - 62 width x 28 length x 2.75 height (just the table top) - Total height 30.5 (feet are adjustable)

Cm - 157.5 width x 71 length x 7 height (just the table top) - Total height 77.5 (feet are adjustable)

Standard tower clearance height: 22.75 (57.7 cm)

Monster cases configuration clearance height: unlimited (more info below)

Our Team

I have assembled a top notch team team, each with their own skills and talents that bring something to the table. First myself Im a Product and graphic designer for almost ten years and a gamer for about 23 years.

Daniel Lobo - Lead electrical engineer

Adam Willhoeft - Digital marketing consultant

Stretch Goals

REACHED - HDMI port - -  In addition to the DVI.

REACHED - Additional USB - Increase the total amount of USB 3.0 plugs to 8.

REACHED - Headphone holder - Will attach to the leg of the desk.

REACHED - Cable Package - Custom length cables for your monitor (DVI, HDMI and 2 power cables).

REACHED - Under mount lighting - Similar to what is on the back of the desk but the light will shine down towards the floor.

USB

drawer located in the center that contains 3 USB 3.0 plugs
drawer located in the center that contains 3 USB 3.0 plugs

The Paradise desk is equipped with 7 USB ports that are strategically placed on the desk’s surface and function to connect to your computer and/or its devices. This is the first concept of its kind and is one of the many ways the Paradise desk is superior to all other computer enthusiast desks.  One of the ports is located on the front left side and allow the user to quickly plug in a portable hard drive, USB key, Ipod or even USB head phones, directly into the computer. And we can’t think of anyone who enjoys changing the batteries in their wireless mouse or dealing with the mess of cords around their desk, so we’ve placed another 3 USB ports in the centre of the desk. These ports allow the user the flexibility of plugging in wired or wireless devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, etc. They are hidden within drawer that swings open that also allows to store excess cable. There are 3 more ports located on the back of the desk for larger devices, such as a printer.

Power

The inclusion of power into the desk is another unique aspect to Paradise desk. Not only will this allow to power up the desk and its components, but it also provides fully functioning power plugs to power up the monitor, printer, etc. There are a total of 4 power plugs located near the back of the desk.

Monitor - DVI

Since the user is already plugging in all their devices into the desk, it only makes sense to plug in their monitor as well. The monitor can be easily plugged into the desk by using a DVI cable, saving the user from wire clutter.

Lights - LED

The Paradise desk has 2 light bars located at the back of the desk to illuminate the area behind your monitor. Not only does this provide ambient light but also helps to keep your eyes from straining, so you can work harder or play longer. The light feature is optional, the user can turn the bars on and off as per their preferences.

Audio

Audio plugs located at the front left corner
Audio plugs located at the front left corner

The desk comes handy with an audio switch located on the right hand side, which allows the user to quickly switch from using their headphones to a stereo sound system, without the need of unplugging or switching setting on their computer.

Limited Edition

The limited edition model will have the option of 

As well as black you have the choice of Silver, Gold, White and Blue.
As well as black you have the choice of Silver, Gold, White and Blue.

Other Features

"Monster" case configuration

Monster configuration - For a tower greater then 22.75 in height
Monster configuration - For a tower greater then 22.75 in height

The desk allows for the platform to be flipped so that the case is on the outside of the desk as apposed to underneath.

The platform dimensions are 10" x 24" (cm - 25.5 x 61 ) So any tower that size or smaller will fit on it. 

All the wiring feeds through the rear leg to the computer
All the wiring feeds through the rear leg to the computer
Front of the platform
Front of the platform
The power input for the desk
The power input for the desk
  • Durable textured carbon fiber vinyl
  • Computer tower station tested to support 100 pounds
  • Case scratch guards - foam to protect the case from accidental damage from the legs 
  • Cables will be housed within a protective cover.
  • Surge Protector 

Specifications / Dimensions

62 wide x 28 depth x 30.5 height

Monster configuration - 72 wide x 28 depth x 30.5 height

Consists of

  • 7 USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 110v power plugs
  • a DVI plug
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • 3.5mm Microphone jack
  • 3.5mm Speaker jack 
  • On/Off switch for LED lighting
  • Toggle audio switch for headphones to speakers

MDF construction with A MDF inner frame tested to support 250 pounds.

All pictures are of a pre-production model. Changes for the final production model include:

  • Microphone and audio cables and jacks will be correctly colored (pink/green).
  • Microphone and audio cables will be black.
  • All the metal finishes will have a brushed steel look.
  • The legs and platform will be two difference pieces.
  • Drainage system incorporated into drawer (to prevent spill damages).
  • The logo on the front will be etched much like the "paradise" text located on the tower platform.
  • There will be a rounded edge on the top and bottom to prevent your wrists get chafed

Timeline

End of October - Funding process.

Early November -We are of to various locations to over see quality and sign documents in person. At that point production starts. 

Late November - The first batch of desks are shipped out.

Late December/Early January - They will arrive at our warehouse.

Late January - You get your desk!

Please note this is the plan - I have but my heart and soul into this product and Ill do everything in my power to make sure you get it on time.

Shipping

The prices do not include shipping on the desk, That will be calculated based on your proximity to us. We all hate playing for shipping, if the shipping total exceeds $80 we will cover the rest. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We have already met and signed all the necessary agreements with all of our suppliers and manufactories. Manufacturing will commence soon as the kickstarter is complete.

Logistics is a different issue, it all depend on our success and where the majority of our desks are to be shipped. We have provisions in place no matter what the situation is. Most likely we will have a distribution center in California area that will handle our American orders and another in Toronto area to handle our Canadian. This will hopefully help the shipping costs, that imaginary line that separates countries increases shipping by more then double. And I think we can all agree that shipping is an expense that none of us wants to pay.

FAQ

  • We didn't feel comfortable asking for the whole amount up from and making you wait till mid 2014. That's just not fair so we came up with the European pledge level.

    The pledge for $79 entitles you to a desk at $319 - $79 (the pledge) for a remaining amount of $240. We will request the remaining funds closer to delivery date.

    Same works for the $89 European pledge.

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  • The desk will support two displays via a HDMI and DVI port. A major concern of ours was having a competitive price, the magic number from our focus group was $349. With the number in mind we made the best possible desk we could.

    If you need additional ports the limited edition is the way to go. That can support up to 4 monitors!

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    A completely Custom edition desk built your exact needs and size* We will contact via phone/Skype and discuss what the needs of your rig are. Then we'll design the desk and email you a drawing along with a list of options. Once approved we will build and have the desk shipped off to you. These will be the first desks to be built.*** Each desk will be individually numbered. Retail Price is $1699 Along with the personalized thank you card and your name on the supporters page (at the top as a premium supporter) of the website. _______________________________________________________ Shipping available World Wide

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