It's the closest thing to an IKEA DAVE I've found.
For years I was the happy owner of an IKEA DAVE laptop table, a now-discontinued product that has since obtained something of a cult status amongst its fervent fans on the internet. Mine was unfortunately broken in an accident several years ago and I have only now found a worthy replacement: the TableMate Ultra. The Ultra shares important features with the DAVE: the close-fit curved, tilt-adjustable tabletop and the adjustable height, while adding the device slot, the cup holder, the ability to fold flat for storage, and more usable table surface space. I quickly discovered that I can also use the cup holder to hang my headphones when I'm not wearing them.
I do feel like the DAVE, with it's wood tabletop, tripod-foot single-leg design, and knob-controlled fully adjustable height was less wobbly, had a higher quality feel, and more elegant design than the Ultra, while also costing half as much, but the added features of the Ultra help make up for these relative shortcomings. Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase and I would recommend the Ultra to anyone who is in the market for a TV/Laptop table, especially anyone who has been looking to replace an IKEA DAVE.
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