There are plenty of electronic iPhone docks that will blow you out of the water with their impressive sound specs and powerful bass. The Koostik Mini Koo ($70) is not one of them. This portable wood dock for your iPhone (any generation) uses natural wood acoustics and a ‘trumpet horn’ speaker port to amplify the sound or music coming from your device’s built-in speakers. Don’t expect it to give you full speaker sound like a traditional dock, but if you prefer something easily portable or non-power-sucking, this little guy will make your tunes loud enough to listen to in a quiet space.
The specially carved receiver was designed with the iPhone 4 in mind, but it will work with all other iPhone models as well. The Mini Koo has a cutout in the bottom of the iPhone dock that will allow users to connect their iPhone charger should they want to charge and listen at the same time. The wood dock is available in cherry or walnut finishes and is small enough (just 3.5″ x 5″ x 1.5″) to take just about anywhere. It may not give you the bass or volume of normal speakers, but the Mini Koo offers convenience, sound amplification, and a smaller carbon footprint.