Here is yet another superlative on the opposite end of the biggest – Audman lays claim to delivering the world’s smallest speaker dock that will come complete with battery charging capabilities, in addition to the super cool retro styling that will clearly place it a cut above the rest. The Audman team intends to turn the common speaker dock and ultra-portable charger market by introducing a twist with those, hoping to end up with a fun and distinct brand thanks to the introduction of cassette player design elements as well as the integrated mixtape creation App.
Right now, the Audman is up for pre-order on crowd-funding website Kickstarter, although they do seem to be pretty far away from their dream as they are still short of $42,000 prior to midnight on New Year’s Eve before production can begin. Perhaps if you buy into their idea enough, you might want to contribute to chip away at their rather sizeable fund, don’t you think so? What makes the Audman interesting is the fact that it extends the interface of the iPod and iPhone via functioning analog style pushbuttons and volume wheel, rolling back the years all the way to Sony’s maiden outing with the Walkman. [Press Release]