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driftwood iPhone charging dock

by Lee Goodwin $68.00
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Call of the Wild

The epitome of modern electronic design is now paired up with the timeless, organic minimalism of nature. These docks for iPhone and iPod are handcrafted from natural driftwood, polished to a velvety smoothness by sand and surf before washing up on the stony shores of Maine. That's where Lee Goodwin and his team gather them, select each one for size and shape, and craft them to fit the contours and cord of your device. The juxtaposition of organic and artificial, contemporary and timeless transforms your personal electronics into a piece of functional art. Handmade in Maine.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
23447
Made from
plastic, electrical components, pine wood, oak wood, cedar wood, ash wood, maple wood
Measurements
Approx. 8-9" L ; Slot is 3.5" L x .75" W
Notes
Because driftwood used to create the docks is sourced directly from the coast of Maine, no two docks will be the same. Variation is to be expected.

iPhone 4 dock is equipped with original 30 pin connector which makes it compatible with iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G and iPod classic / iPod Touch 2nd- 4th Gen. iPhone 5 dock is equipped with lightning connector for iPhone 5, 6, 6 Plus, and 5th generation iPod.
  • the maker

Lee Goodwin

Together with a colorful team of boat builders, photographers, and potters, woodworker Lee Goodwin transforms natural driftwood into functional art pieces. "The driftwood has been sculpted by wind, sand, and sea, which gives each piece such character. We love giving the iPhone an element of earth. Our docks let people hold something real, something that has tactile and quantifiable existence. The tide brings the driftwood in, and we send it back out—there is something symbolic about that." collection

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DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Unique (19)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (13)
  • Office (10)
  • Kitchen (9)
  • Living room (6)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15), No (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (7), Husband (5), Father (3), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (10), Other (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Coolest charger EVER!

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen

    Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

    I love my driftwood charger! Everyone that sees it on my counter comments on how unique and fun it is! LOVE!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unusual yet functional

    By 

    from Charlottesville VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Kitchen

      Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

      Love the look
      Can fit in a small space
      Helps cut down on visible cords
      A welcome break from black plastic chargers!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      cool gift

      By 

      from gilbert, az

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Antique Wood

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

        Na

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Beware

        By 

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

              The shipped item looked NOTHING like the picture posted on the website.

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              This is great!

              By 

              from Illinois

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Fun To Dispkay
              • Fun to display
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Not A One For Us

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Gifts
              • Kitchen
              • Office

              Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

              We had gotten our first docking log for the iPhone 4. Loved it because it would work with the covers on the phone. We upgraded to iPhone 5 and rather than get an adapter, we decided to get new docking log. Again works great with cover on phones. Love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice concept but poor execution

              By 

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Will Not Work With Case

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen

              Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

              Is a very unique idea except you have to take your phone case off to use the charger. Opening should be made bigger to accomodate this.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Mother
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good looking and works well!

              By 

              from Tiburon, California

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

                  Good looking addition to my dresser. Works well. Unusual.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  UNIQUE IDEA

                  By 

                  from OREGON

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

                      STYLE FITS NICELY AT THE BEACH HOUSE
                      HAD TO WIDEN CUT-OUT SLIGHTLY TO FIT MY CASE.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Did not work for iPhone 5s

                      By 

                      from Huntsville, AL

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Office

                        Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

                        The product looked awesome and was very unique. My husband was very surprised and intrigued; however, it would not charge his iPhone 5s. An error message popped up saying the device was not an authorized charging device and wouldn't allow the phone to charge. Very sad.
                        Otherwise, a beautiful gift - that I have to return. Again, very sad.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Husband
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Love it...but

                        By 

                        from clemmons nc

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Unique

                        Cons

                        • Too Small

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DRIFTWOOD IPHONE CHARGING DOCK:

                          Love love love the look and functionality of this piece. Truly unique. The only downside is that my iphone5 doesn't fit in int with its otterbox cover, so I have to take the cover off to charge it.

                          They should improve the design to address this.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self

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                          Q and A

                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                          110votes, 16 comments

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Do you love the idea of docking your high-tech device in a naturally beautiful piece of driftwood? Check out the product story to learn more about how lovely logs are transformed into modern marvels, then let us know whether this design has your vote.

                          Kara
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I'd buy it! LOVE IT.

                          Sam
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          So cute! And so glad that it's actual wood!

                          Tracy
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Beautiful. I want this. I'm so glad it's made from actual driftwood and not resin/plastic. I'd buy it!

                          Allison
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Nature meets tech - love it.

                          Jessica
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Wow, awesome!

                          Erin
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Handmade with natural product and beautiful

                          rebecca
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          original, creative, beautifully made one of a kind.

                          rebecca
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Original, creative, beautifully made one of a kind.

                          Matthew
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Although i have seen this item somewhere else, this one looks more rustic and slightly different. also, i would buy this dock from uncommon goods because you have much better prices!

                          Allison
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Interesting juxtaposition of materials.

                          Christine
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Keep up the good work of finding items made in our own country.

                          Samantha
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I'm in love with this design!Why is this not made for andriod users!? We are the ugly step children of the wireless family :(

                          Tammy
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great!

                          Carolyn
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I have already seen wood docking stations on plenty of other sites. The only upside to this one is that it looks like it is straight from the chopping block. Maybe good for a cabin to keep the "natural" look of things.

                          Renee

                          Unique and clever gift for the right person. Driftwood decor would not fit into my home and would, therefore, not appeal to me. But could see relevance overall. Love the concept.

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