Viewsonic ViewDock, But Why?

The ViewSonic ViewDock's claim to fame is its built-in iPod receptacle in its base. What it amounts to is basically a 19-inch or 22-inch widescreen LCD with an iPod dock tacked onto it, but you need to have your PC running if you want to play back video. Adding to its slight convenience is an 8-in-1 one card reader and four USB ports.

Looks like you could do the same exact thing with a $39 iPod dock and a conventional LCD. It's a nicely designed monitor, though. Pricing and availability weren't announced, but if this costs much more than ViewSonic's other PC displays, save your money.

Viewsonic debuts new iPod-enabled monitor [Bit-Tech]