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Industrial designer plans to improve your hotel stay

on Tuesday,October 27,2009 15:10

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Hotel rooms are designed to feel like a home away from home by presenting guests with all of the conveniences they may enjoy in their own humble abodes, yet the creative team at industrial design firm Bittel electronics may go one step further with their new product lines that feature hybrid combinations of phones, radios and mp3 speakers.

The brainchild of Bittel''s team of engineers, the new device, which the company has named the UNO, features telephone functions, a clock radio, line in audio and two USB ports intended to charge small personal electronics like phones or portable game systems and an optional touch screen interface.

The UNO line was created to help hoteliers lower costs by reducing the number of devices needed to fully accommodate their facilities.

"Frankly, we wondered why no one had done this before," says Dean Compoginis, Bittel''s chief marketing officer. "(The Uno offers) hoteliers` cost-cutting initiatives, while simultaneously delivering a serious cosmetic upgrade to one of the most tired and bland devices in the guest room today, the phone."

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