UPDATED. Altec Lansing’s Octiv Stage makes a bet on being on the simple and understated side of the speaker-dock-for-the-iPad crowd. If you’re of the opinion that a dock for your iPad shouldn’t scream for attention, this gunmetal blue device whose shape is reminiscent of an electronic scale will fit the bill.

It has a rotating connection arm that lets it hold the iPad in both portrait and landscape mode, and also tilt back and forth for a variety of viewing angles. A 3.5mm jack will let it connect to players and smartphones not of the iPad’s noble birth, and it comes with a full featured remote, the whole thing costing $149.95.

Update: Check out Altec Lansing Octiv Stage Review.