July 25, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Technology meets rustic nature with this handcrafted iPod and iPhone dock made from a naturally fallen log. It’s both a charge/sync dock and an amplified speaker system. Each of the three logs is a functional part of the system, with the speakers cleverly hidden inside two of the logs.
The system, which stands about 3″ high, consists of a base station and two speakers, each housed in their own piece of a 5-6″ diameter log. The base has an iPhone/iPod docking cable with a USB end that allows users to charge and/or sync with their computers. The amplifier, housed in the base log, puts out up to 15 watts per channel and there are speaker terminals on the back if you want to attach it to your own speakers.
The included speakers, which each stand about 4-1/2″ high, are driven by “sound exciters” that, according to the designer, put out an impressive range of sound from the specially designed and hollowed out log. Though not high end audiophile quality, compared to most iPhone docks, the designer feels they sound pretty good as the natural wood really helps provide a nice full sound.
Base with 15w/ch class T digital amp2 speaker logs powered by sound excitersAC/DC power supply with US and EU plugsCharging/Sync cable with line out to amp and USB to charge/sync. iPhone or iPodUSB wall charge adapters are not included.