Copier-DVD-latte combo needs a bong

You'll never need to leave the printer again

Monster hybrid office machine
Konica Minolta

It's not often that the sight of a product photo forces us to turn away. But it was necessary to avoid getting flashbacks to our "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" days.

The last thing you'd expect to trigger psychedelic memories would be a piece of office equipment, but this is no ordinary machine. And we're not just talking about the crazy magenta daisy motif, either. Konica Minolta is working on a prototype that combines the usual functions (copying, printing, scanning, faxing) with a slew of other features, including a DVD player, LCD screen, speakers and even an espresso machine.

The company, according to Pocket-lint, calls it the "perfect balance of work, rest, and play." We call it insane.

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