Technology that inconspicuously blends into its surrounds continues to impress us. From artwork-speaker hybrids, to those that blend with home decor, the combination of beautifully crafted and functional gadgets are something we’re on the lookout for. Mellow, a recently launched Kickstarter campaign, nails this aesthetic and offers a gorgeously designed table with high-tech functionality.

At first glance, Mellow may appear to simply be a typical side table. However, you’d be mistaken to ignore the technology packed inside, which is just as important as the stylishly designed exterior. Focused around a 15 watt speaker, Mellow equips Bluetooth 4.2 paired with a 33 foot connection distant. Two USB inputs allow the table to act as a powerbank as well, which lets you to charge your devices thanks to an integrated battery.

The device charges via a 16 volt DC power adapter which powers up the built-in 6600mAh lithium battery. Mellow sports up to seven hours of media playback depending which audio level it’s outputting at. Playing your favorite media at full blast drops that down to three hours, but Mellow can of course play while charging to offer prolonged enjoyment of your content.

On the other side of things, Mellow’s eye-catching design complements the device’s features. The table form-factor offers practicality but also works with your living space with a piece that fits your home decor, rather than feeling out of place. Mellow stands almost two feet high and is just about 16 inches wide.

The tabletop and three legs are crafted from 100% lush beech wood which yields a bold appearance. This is offset by softer woven micro-fabric which the rest of it is wrapped in. Four interactive buttons are sewn into the fabric which allow you to power the speaker on or off, play, pause or alter the volume of your audio.

Available for preorder on Kickstarter, Mellow has surpassed its initial campaign goal and raised over $19,000. With 37 days still to go, the speaker can be backed starting at the early bird price of $269. Assuming all goes well along the way, Mellow is currently planning to ship sometime in August.

Mellow is a one-of-a-kind Bluetooth speaker, but it’s also much more than that. We’re talking about 7 hours of playing time and a whopping range of 10 meters. The eye-catching design (in the form of an elegant table) is a true treat for music lovers. Mellow’s built-in speakers give you the power to enjoy music anywhere anytime. With Mellow – sound is captivating and extraordinary. It’s time to upgrade the audio experience for your music, games and videos.

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