Thursday's Stuff We Like
Areaware - iPhone Radio Dock (Natural)
If you know someone classy and intellectual who appreciates good design, the Areaware iPhone Radio Dock might be the perfect gift for that person. The simple, nostalgic design makes this item look a lot more expensive than it actually is. If I saw this in a shop, I’d probably anticipate a triple-digit price tag rather than $40! (Let’s face it: it’s a high gift-giving achievement to find something that looks a lot more expensive than it is.) Also, the dock itself isn’t powered, it uses the wood to naturally amplify your iPhone’s speaker (both iPhone 4 and 5 work with the dock). You can download Areaware’s public radio app to tune into some Soundcheck or Story Corps or Radiolab…or just listen to your own tunes reverberating through the beech wood construct. I can see anyone from your grandpa to your sister in college digging this.
– Nicole Johnson