I'm a strong believer in separating my work and home life, to help me unwind at the end of the day. However, the realities of living in a small flat in London have ruled out any home office ideas and instead left me craning over my tiny laptop on the dining table if I want to be able to pack my workstation away at the end of the day.
I've dabbled in mini laptop stands, and a separate mouse and keyboard, but even put away they took up a lot of space and were a bit of an eyesore. However, Logitech has finally come up with a solution that is not just functional but also pretty.
Enter the Casa Pop-Up Desk. Essentially, the Casa is a clever way of combining a laptop stand, wireless keyboard and a touchpad all into one handy package. It sounds so simple, to the point that, astonishingly, this is the first time I've seen a product like this.
However, what really caught my eye was its interior design appeal. Logitech has packaged its casa keys and casa touch into a slim design that looks just like a linen notebook. It is available in three home decor trend-led shades: green, pink and off-white.
It blends into a living room (or any room) seamlessly helping to create that distance between work and relaxing when WFH. It blends in so well that when I first saw the Casa Pop-up desk I didn't even notice it, I just thought it was a book on a shelf.
First impression of the Casa Pop-Up desk
I tried out the Casa Pop-Up desk for myself at home, and I'm impressed. I opted for the green Casa Pop-Up desk to blend in with my living room houseplant ideas and navy feature wall. It looked great on a shelf, blending into my book.
I'm far from a tech whizz, so was nervous about the tech part of setting up the keyboard and touchpad. However, it was easy to do, and I've even been able to create shortcuts using the personalised settings on the casa keys that make my job easier.
Is it worth it?
The Casa Pop-Up desk works with most laptops, I was using it with a Windows laptop, but it is also compatible with Macs, Chromebooks and iPads. The one sticking point I have is the price, it is currently only available to purchase through Logitech and John Lewis for £179.
The Case Pop-Up desk isn't a cheap fix, but it is built to last with a two-year warranty and is currently the only set-up alongside the Logitech combo touch that comes with a touchpad to mimic the same feel of a laptop. If you're working with a budget you could pick up a laptop stand, and the Logitech MK479 Slim Combo, that includes a mouse and keyboard, priced at £55 and tuck them away in a basket at the end of the day.
However, for me, the space-saving abilities of the Casa and preserving the aesthetic of my living room are worth the investment. My WFH set-up has been revolutionised.
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Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
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