LIL KIKR speaker dock for the iPhone brings one sleek industrial design to the table

LIL KIKR speaker dock for the iPhone brings one sleek industrial design to the table
You got to hand Kickstarter, they have plenty of cool complementary accessories to all of our smartphones, but the LIL KIKR is simply one of those things that stand out primarily for its killer industrial design.

Essentially a charging and speaker dock for the iPhone at heart, the LIL KIKR is designed by Mike and Ellie Kemery – they’re both experienced design strategists for recognized brands such as Nike, T-Mobile USA, Under Armour, and much more. This time around, however, they’re getting their hands wet with a high quality designed speaker dock for the iPhone that amplifies sound up to 10db.



Above all, it embodies the same clean design aesthetics found with Apple’s beloved iPhone, as it’s constructed from “premium aircraft grade aluminum and steel.” Therefore, it’ll make the perfect companion if you simply require some additional oomph in terms of audio output. As it currently stands, there are going to be two models available – the LIL KIKR and LIL KIKR+. With the former, it’s designed specifically to work with the iPhone 4/4S without a case, while the LIL KIKR+ is more versatile as it accepts the latest iPod and all iPhones without a case. Both are also available in red, black, and silver anodized colors.

Before coming to life, it’s trying to accumulate some funds through Kickstarter – where it’s currently at $7,000, with a goal of hitting the $20,000 mark within the next 26 days. If all goes according, we can expect to see both versions in the hands of customers by June 2012.

source: LIL KIKR via Kickstarter

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3 Comments

1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Cool accessories, I hope they start doing something futuristics for android devices as well!!

3. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Unnecessary and recycled industrial design is allways considered beautiful when it belongs to Apple's design language. Only thing important is to be grey, white and black, with glossy plastic and fine aluminum - and that it uses primitve geometrical shapes and bodies, like cylinder and cube, without screws and perforations. Ethereal and eternal. Simply beautiful... Or you can choose another option that is also available - to take something from nature, ie piece of wood or flower and turn it into a iPhone accessory. Ironically, Apple's industry has helped many artists (photographer who finally tosses away his EOS 1D and swithes to iPhone4) and designers to become considered "creative" with this predictable formula. This is what basically projects like Kickstarter are - a field for everyone to become succesful by following Apple's laws. Android? No thanks, we're not so interested. It's ugly and will stay ugly. I can't sell my "artistic talent" via Android...

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is only I or maybe someone else also has noticed that PhoneArena pays special attention for Apple accessiories? Doesn't it looks like a promotion? "Bracketron Mushroom GreenZero and Stone Battery hands-on" http://www.phonearena.com/news/Bracketron-Mushroom-GreenZero-and-Stone-Battery-hands-on_id29073 "Apple iPhone 4 case can stop a 50 caliber slug from putting a hole in your phone" http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-4-case-can-stop-a-50-caliber-slug-from-putting-a-hole-in-your-phone_id29135 And now: "LIL KIKR speaker dock for the iPhone brings one sleek industrial design to the table" And so on...

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