There are a lot of wall chargers and docks out there for iOS devices. A lot. So many. But it's nice to see one that's simple, portable, flexible, and smartly designed. It's just sort of a relief. If you need this, here it is, and it's 10 bucks. Done.
How can you improve on Apple's nine-year-old 30-pin dock connector?
Having a manservant keep track of your wallet, keys, and phone is about as pampered as it gets. The Butler organizer doesn't have a British accent, nor does it wear a three-piece suit, but it's got more style than Jeeves ever did.
The Chinon Avi Stylix is like any other docking station, except that it has a 7-inch LCD screen and can stream Netflix content.
Dock-makers, hear ye! Your iPod/iPhone/iWhatever base station doesn't have to look like some boring pair of speakers! In fact, it doesn't have to look like anything worldly at all. The crazy-looking YanTouch Black Diamond transforms tunes into ambient light.
Sure, it might just look like a normal boombox, and maybe even sound like one, but the Roots Rock is endorsed by the Marley family. And it has canvas straps! Perfect for listening to... hmm... Daft Punk? The Flaming Lips?
Electricity—who needs it!? The Koostik, an iPhone dock made of wood (and nothing else), has "specially designed sound channels and hemispherical sound chambers" for "rich, dynamic and natural acoustic amplification." Perfect for the iPhone-user with an Amish streak.
Air Print is on the horizon, and it looks like it's going to be the perfect solution for all our iOS printing needs. IN THE MEANTIME there's the Bolle BP-10, which cradles iPhones and spits out 4"x6" prints.
Designed for use with a ZonePlayer multi-room system, the WD100 iPod/iPhone dock sends music wirelessly around the house. There's not much of note here, but existing Sonos users can snap up the cheap-as-chips $119 dock from next month.
The fact that this new Fidelio line of speaker docks from Philips first and foremost remind me of The Birth of Venus probably means I have an unhealthy relationship with my iPhone. My personal issues aside, though, they're pretty beautiful.
Remember the days of twirling a phone cord around your fingers as you giggled into the receiver or slammed the device down to hang up? You can finally relive those times with the Desk Phone iPhone dock.
Apple-loving Lego collectors rejoice: There is yet another (very 1980s looking) dock that combines your love for both things. It's somewhat gray, but these are Lego bricks—take the basic design and do with it what you will.
There's a new power couple in town—Fatman's Wi-Tube and FatDock. The Wi-Tube valve amplifier can stream music wirelessly from a docked iPod or by the multitude of outputs the FatDock also offers.
An iPhone, 2lb block of pepper jack cheese, plenty of crackers, green olives placed in a petite dish, superfluously badass cleaver-style cheese knife and one of those bikini girls in a Santa hat. Hold my calls until New Year's. [iPhoneSavior]
This Automata iPhone Dock by Murtaza Lakdawala is clever and useful, a combination rarely found in DIY projects. All you have to do is crank and the dock turns from vertical to horizontal.