The popularity of iOS devices has spawned the creation of a plethora of docks for iPhones, iPod, iPads, and whatnot. Some are pretty cool, like the ones that were inspired by tree stumps, while others are just plain ridiculous.
Revo has just released information about their K2, and no it’s not a real skyscraper, but it certainly looks like a distinctive speaker and dock combination for your iDevices and smartphones. It’s a “towering column of aluminum and molded rubber,” and given its substantial footprint, should give other docks a run for their money.
If you’re looking for a unique dock and charger, look no further, because the Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Speaker, on top of having a quirky name, will do the job nicely. The speaker is designed to look like a gramophone, and from the description, it will only need to be plugged in if you want to charge your iPhone or use the amplified speaker features.
While there are some complicated-looking docks around there for your iDevices, you won’t find anything more minimal than Bluelounge’s newly released MiniDock. It’s perfect if you haven’t got the space for something bigger, and will get the job done stylishly.
What is it about characters that are named Ghost that works so well? I liked Ghost in The Matrix and Matrix games, the direwolf named Ghost in A Game of Thrones, and there are probably other instances of this name working well.
There’s something cool about retro-inspired electronics. The Vandal AMP dock is from Skullcandy, a company best known for their skater-chic headphones, and it works with iPhones and iPod Touches. Don’t worry, you won’t find old technology hidden underneath its hood.
We’ve seen a variety of stands, cases and docks that convert the iPad – or at least make it look like – something else. There’s one that makes it look like a podium, a Mac Classic, an iBook, an arcade cabinet or an iMac.
While this scenario has been explored before, it’s the first time that I’ve seen something that might actually work well. The laptop becomes a dock for your smartphone and your tablet, allowing you to seamlessly use different devices without having to sync them.
We’ve featured many speaker docks for the iPhone and iPod Touch, including ones that don’t need electricity to amplify sound. But this is the first time I’ve come across a dock that also doubles the display size.
I’ve never thought about using my iPhone as a touchpad or numeric keypad for my computer, but apparently CompuExpert thinks we should. Their new WOW-Keys keyboard features a prominent dock for your iPhone. It makes you realize that iPhones have become ubiquitous, but I wouldn’t want to use mine like this.
If you love the design of your iPhone 4, have I got the ultimate coffee table for you. Not only does the iTable borrow its design cues from the iPhone 4, it actually serves as a docking stereo system for your iPhone as well.
Artist Christopher Locke – who also made these gadget fossils – used a salvaged trumpet to make an analog amplifier. Just like th iVictrola, the trumpet does all the work, so there’s no electricity needed. Locke uses it for his iPhone, but actually it can be used with any media player that will fit on the steel dock, provided that it has built-in speakers.