As much as we may love it or hate it, technology is an integral part of our homes and lives. From the computers, tablets, smart phones, smart tv’s, refrigerators, alarms and even home locking mechanisms– technology is everywhere.
With one of the most common items being the smart phone, you may want a beautiful way to display or dock it in a safe place. By the bed, in the kitchen or office– docking your iPhone for charging or simply playing music is essential at some point. We’ve captured eight of our favorite docking pieces to share with you below.
This slimline floating wood veneer shelf has an iPhone dock built into the top portion, with small round speakers built into the front face of the unit. It is available in a gray finish or a walnut wood to match your home’s interior décor. [Purchase]
What’s better than having another hand to hold your electronics for you? This Areaware piece will make you feel as if you’ve got your own personal butler. [Purchase Universal Dock | Purchase iPhone Dock]
Go back to the days of retro alarm clocks and early digital days with this seemingly old school design. Available in wood carved finishes and bold colors, this dock is a simple solution to your old school clock replacement. [Purchase]
A mixture of materials is what makes this lucite dock so amazing. Made by Doerfler Designs at a great price point, this clear acrylic piece utilizes an oak block to stand the phone up horizontally or vertically for whatever your task at hand may be. The stands can also be made to fit other iPhone versions if need be. [Purchase]
Approved by Apple, this dock shares ambient lighting with the space and is touch sensitive to allow for easy use. Just simply poke the docking station to change the song and watch the lights change before your eyes. [Purchase]
A simple ceramic dock that perfectly integrates nature and technology for those who prefer not to showcase their technology, but still like to dock their phones. This local Portland company has reached their Kickstarter goal for funding, so keep up with them for the latest in Bloombox production.
Though this piece is a bit less of a dock, and more of an accessory– this bluetooth connected piece is pretty enough to display in your home– even when traditional ‘home phones’ are a thing of the past. Get the docking version or bluetooth version via Amazon. [Purchase Bluetooth | Purchase Docking]
By Russian designer Andrey Dokuchaev, this piece is a ceramic that has been handmade on a potter’s wheel and coated in a gloss black finish. The great part about ‘docking’ to this is that you are simply transforming your audio gramophone style instead of using electricity. [Learn More]