Charging your iPhone is probably the second most important thing, after making sure it actually works, but finding an ultra creative dock is most certainly not the easiest of tasks. Continue reading to see five creative examples to get you inspired.
1. NES Controller Dock
Say goodbye to your boring old charger, and hello to this dock made from an actual NES controller. Simply dock your device, connected the included USB cable to a computer, and you’re ready to charge. This geeky handmade item will set you back a mere $31.98 here.
2. Peter Pan Book
At first glance, this may look like a regular Peter Pan book by J.M. Barrie, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that it’s a fully-functional iPhone / iPod dock. That’s right, “the charging cord is well secured into the book, and it’s designed to be compatible with all iPods and iPhones.” Available here.
3. iRetrofone Classic Deluxe
Fusing art with function, designer Scott Freeland’s iRetrofone Classic Deluxe looks just like a rotary phone, but instead of the dial, an iPhone dock is in its place. According to its creator, the “base is made of heavy-duty, half-inch thick urethane resin creating a stable, functional work station that routes voice communications through the included handset.” Priced at $250 here.
4. Wooden Dock
If the natural look is your thing, then this wooden iPhone dock should do the trick. Every one of these docks, priced at $60 here, works with all iPhone / iPod generations (except the iPod Shuffle) and are made from real stumps, broken, or parted logs.
5. Framed Dock
Have an iPhone and always wanted a touchscreen alarm clock? Introducing the Framed Dock. At $40, this geeky gadget has the charger cable built directly into the dock itself, so you’ll never have to worry about it slipping behind a nightstand or table.