Ever since the iPod took off, we've been looking for fancy holders we call "docks" to put our smart devices in. With smartphones of today, things have gone wireless thanks to Bluetooth and WiFi, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for a little analogue in today's digital realm. I'm a big sucker for docks and stands here at Android Headlines, and I recently just purchased a wooden Bluetooth speaker, mostly because it looked nice. As discovered by PhoneArena, this is quite possibly the best-looking smartphone dock there ever was, or ever will be.
Looking like something you'd find in a house of Columbia on Bioshock Infinite, this Steampunk speaker dock works with both Android and iPhone, with your choice of either. There's a Bluetooth speaker at the foot of the horn, which is amped to produce some pretty decent sound. Of course, we all know that this is more a talking piece than it is your next best speaker system. It does cost $625, which is because an enterprising fellow in New Jersey has painstakingly built this guy from hand. There's only one in stock at the moment, but I assume there will be more built if demand requires it, but as with everything from Etsy, don't expect lightning shipping times – someone has to make this first.
Overall, this thing is just badass. I doubt I'd get this past my other half, but if I had the extra cash I would certainly try, wouldn't you? These days speaker docks, or just wireless speakers on their own seem cold, lifeless and overly plasticky. This steampunk dock certainly does away with all that and if you're already into the whole steampunk scene, then this is perhaps something you have to own. You can check out more details by heading over to the Etsy link at the source, and if you really want one of these guys, it's very much worth sending its creator a message.