Pop-up desk outlets are an excellent way to add power or data connectivity to a desk or conference table without sacrificing aesthetics. When not in use, these retractable outlets sink back into the desk for a clean, elegant look that conceals unsightly outlets and ports. Then, with the press of a button, the top of the pop-up power outlet will rise or flip up and provide access to your ethernet, A/V, USB and AC power needs. Everything from basic, economical models to connection heavy, complex options are available, and most can be customized to meet your exact connectivity needs!
Pop-up Desk Outlets Take Rooms from Zero to Technically-Prepared in No Time
Outlets are there when you need them, and out of sight when you don’t
If you work in an office setting, you can relate to the fact that your conference room is used for everything. From impromptu celebrations and collaborative meetings of the mind - to serious technical discussions with lots of laptops and audio/visual in use, the room needs to be ready to go for all occasions. Just as you can’t have a mess of wires and unsightly outlets spread across the desk for meetings that require lots of writing, you also can’t have attendees fighting over limited outlets when their laptops inevitably die. This is where pop-up desk outlets offer the perfect solution. From work to schools to the home – extra outlets are a great commodity.
There when you need them, gone when you don’t.There is an ever-increasing need for extra outlets everywhere – hence the recent popularity of charging stations popping up in places such as malls and airports.
Permanent outlets take up a lot of space. They also get in the way for people who write during meetings. Plus, can you imagine a raised outlet being the cause of a birthday cake spill during a staff member’s celebration? No matter how you look at it, having lots of exposed outlets in place at all times isn’t convenient. Outlets that are constantly in plain view are an eyesore to any room.
Similarly, technology is ever evolving, and bringing laptops to meetings or to the classroom is standard practice. The only way to ensure that everyone’s laptop will continue to work is to accommodate them with enough outlets. Also, there is always a need for more power, audio/visual, and USB connections to be readily available.
Different types of pop-up desk outlets
Just like the people that spend time in them, no two office conference rooms, school classrooms, or homes are exactly alike. For that reason, plenty of varying options exist for pop-up desk outlets. While all pop-up outlets are retractable, some rise up out of the desk while others flip up at a slant. There are basic and economic models and complex ones, with everything in between. They come in a variety of colors and styles so that the esthetic appeal of the room isn’t jeopardized.
Here are a few of our favorite items for different purposes:
- The Altinex Tilt ‘N Plug Tabletop Interconnect Box. This option is great for any purpose because it offers preconfigured sectional plates and snap-in connectors that are customizable to fit your exact needs. It’s easy to use, and all of the wiring exists under the table for a clean look.
- The FSR TB AVAC Conference Table Box. As far as pop-up outlets go, this one comes with two face plates, and snap connectors that allow inserts to be changed at any time. It’s also easy-to-use, which is perfect for any situation where a number of different people may have contact with it.
- The Retractable Power/Data Communication Center. This affordable option can be used in the office but is also great for personal use because of its simplicity. It rises to 8.5 inches above the table surface and accepts standard power chords and AC adapters.
- The MS2 Dual Desk Outlet. Perfect for a crowded workspace, this outlet adds up to 4 power and 4 data connections to your work area. It is available in opposite facing directions or single directions to best accommodate your unique needs.
Esthetic and functional convenience
The beauty of pop-up desk outlets is that they offer the best of both worlds. You can have elegance and clean lines one minute and technological madness the next. A wide range of options are available for every setting and to accommodate any needs ranging from basic to complex.
Your decision about outlets doesn’t need to be hard-wired. Pop-up outlets offer solutions for growing and evolving environments that continuously change day by day, hour by hour.
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