Looking for a different sort of smartphone dock? This is different

Looking for a different sort of smartphone dock?  This is different
Who needs clean, modern lines when they set their smartphone into a dock to play music or sync data? Sure, such accessories have appeal, and stem from wonderful visionaries like Steve Jobs, but some folks just crave a little more flair.

This Steampunk Gramophone for iPhone or Android is anything other than plain (or modern). This handbuilt, wood, copper, rubber, and brass contraption measures up at 28-inches wide, and 34-inches tall. More or less, it is built to order.

For $625 it is nice to have options, and with this, you are sure to get them since it is built using a mix of antiques and nick-knacks from wherever. The whole set-up is inspired by an old General Electric radio design and transformed into “a post-apocalyptic communication device, painstakingly assembled from bits and pieces of what its maker could find.”

The centerpiece is a large German acoustic fiber horn which is a functional speaker thanks to an Apple Bluetooth speaker that is affixed at the base of it. It will pair with any Bluetooth capable device, though you may opt for a wired speaker if you wish, using a 3.5mm jack instead.

The smartphone dock and other appointments are finished in gold leaf paint. The unit as a whole has power and audio out connections. The maker of the Steampunk Gramophone for iPhone and Android dock is based in New Jersey and ships within the United States only.  It may look old, but it is anything but the same-old, same-old.


sources: TheCuriousArtwork via The Red Ferret

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8 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

is it portable?

2. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

does it blend?

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

FUGLY I would be ashamed to keep this in my home

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Steampunk? More like trash.

5. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Why can't even publications get the difference between "flair" and "flare"? One means style and the other would be a burning light!

6. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

i think i like it?

7. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Steampunk outside of a video game looks suspiciously like trash.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The style of it is really cool, but it is TOO MUCH. It has too many little dodads on the sides, poor aestetics in that regard.

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