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Crystaldock iPhone dock

A lead crystal iPhone dock? It’s not a silly as it sounds

Crystaldock iPhone dock

Image: Hugh Threlfall

October 23 2011
Jonathan Margolis

I’m a bit of a one for provenance, and here’s my very first gadget designed and made in Slovenia: a splendid, er, lead crystal glass iPod/iPhone dock. Everyone who has seen it has laughed at the Crystaldock since I discovered it. But I have to say that, heroically silly as it is, the Crystaldock has been on my desk, cradling my iPhone, since it arrived. Secretly, I think it looks quite nice, and feels convincing when you handle it. Its heaviness is really quite welcome although, were it actually mine, I’d add rubber feet to stop it sliding around my desk.