Needless to say, docks for the iPhone come in all shapes and sizes.  However, one of our top picks was the wooden alarm clock dock that cost $35 from designer Jonas Damon.  The wood is a nice juxtaposition to the iPhone’s all metal and glass build.  Plus you generally don’t see a chunk of wood on a night stand.

However, despite our above affinity for a warm and natural material, we’re really digging this minimalist iPhone dock from Bracketron, the MetalDock.  It’s very travel friendly and thanks to its simple design you can position your iPhone in landscape or portrait mode without the usual bulk you’ve come to expect from docks of a similar ilk.  And yes, it does feature a built-in 30-pin connector as well as a 3-foot USB cord.  Shortcomings?  It would appear that Bracketron doesn’t include a wall plug, though you can easily use the iPhone’s included one.

The Bracketron Metal dock will ship this June for $34.95.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."