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On sale for $150, this end table is also a Bluetooth speaker and wireless charger

Just lay your phone on the embedded Qi pad and it can charge while streaming music to the speaker. Oh, hell yes.

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End table. Bluetooth speaker. Qi charging pad. All the things!


I'm irrationally excited about this deal. See, I first spotted the i-Star Qi Wireless Charging Smart Table earlier this year, when I wrote about 7 unexpectedly cool things with built-in wireless charging pads. Back then, it was $220, though an on-page coupon brought the price to just below $200. Still a bit on the high side for me.

Today, however, for a limited time (and while supplies last), the i-Star Qi Wireless Charging Smart Table is $149.99 when you clip the on-page $20-off coupon. That's by far the lowest price to date; to my knowledge it's never dropped below $180. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

I've always been a sucker for things that do other things, but this is a perfect storm of useful and fun. As you can tell, it's a tripod-style end table, but it's also a 360-degree Bluetooth speaker. Cooler still, it has a Qi charging pad embedded in the top, meaning you can just lay your phone on it and presto, wireless power. And just for good measure: a pair of USB ports for charging things old-school.

For reasons I don't fully understand, the table also has its own rechargeable battery -- I guess so you can move it from room to room and still listen to music? Whatever... it just adds to the kooky-coolness of this thing.

My only reservation: Although it has a decent 4.3-star review average from around 40 buyers, Fakespot indicates a preponderance of questionable reviews. ReviewMeta, on the other hand, says they're all legit, so I don't know.

What I do know: I want this table. Don't need it, just want it. Your thoughts? 

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