iPhone speaker docks have come in all shapes and sizes, but if you were shopping for a speaker dock that could pass off as something ornamental, Japan based Pleiades designs have come up with what they’re calling the Trumstand, which supposedly is the world’s first iPhone dock which has a horn shaped speaker made from brass (as pictured above).
According to Pleiades’ website, the Trumstand does not appear to use any sort of electronics to help amplify the sound, instead relying on the natural acoustics of the horn-like speaker. The sound emitted from the iPhone’s speakers are transmitted into the sound box (the base of the Trumstand) which reportedly are made of a thick alloy to minimize external vibrations. The sound in sound box is then carrier through the horn-like speaker and thus amplified thanks to natural acoustics.
It’s a pretty interesting concept but it will not come cheap as it will go for ¥150,800 (~$2,000) for the gold model, and ¥138,000 (~$1,800) for the silver model. For more information head on down to Pleiades’ website.