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This iPhone Dock is the Chicest Way to Blast Your Music

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Today's pick comes from Racked National columnist Frank Gargione.

Mini Desktop iPhone Gramophone, $199 at Restoration Hardware

These desktop iPhone docks look amazing: a bit of handsome, industrial-age high design to liven up any surface; sculpture for those of us lacking the space and cash for an Alexander Calder mobile. More importantly, that's a functioning gramophone horn that beautifully amplifies your iPhone's tinny speakers (an iPad version is also available) without any wires or batteries.

This isn't the speaker for audio snobs and Bose devotees—the sound is warmer, fuzzier, more vinyl than digital. But it's more than loud enough, especially when you consider the rotating horn can send your tunes in any which direction. Inventor Matt Richmond—who was inspired by a 1920s Victrola from a San Francisco antique shop—suggests putting "it in a corner" so the sound can "really fill a room."
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