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iPhone alarm dock

by Jonas Damon $39.50 SALE - $29.99
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Permission to Dock

That's no ordinary cell phone you're using. It's a space age, multi-tasking, micro-computing, futuristic wonder. But once they're out of your purse or pocket, too many iPhones become nothing more than fancy paperweights.

This chic iPhone dock lets you show off your electronics with style. The sleek, beech wood box captures the look of a classic, Midcentury Modern alarm clock, complete with faux speaker grooves across the top surface and a brass accent plate. The warm, honey-colored wood, with its exposed grain, offers a striking visual complement to the ultramodern iPhone, which provides the clock face and audio. Choose from a variety of free "alarm clock" apps on iTunes. Thread your USB charging cable (2008 models or later) through the opening, and your phone can charge while it's on display. Made in China.

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Item ID
20806
Made from
brass, beech wood
Measurements
6.75" W x 2.5" H x 3.5" D; Approx. 3 lbs.
Notes
Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4 and 4S, and iPod Touch. Compatible with Apple USB cables made after 2008. We apologize for any inconvenience but there is no iPhone 5 compatible version of this product.Please note this is not a speaker. It is a decorative stand.

May accommodate certain iPhone cases. Ledge size: .5" W x 2.36" H x .5" D
  • the maker

Jonas Damon

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Jonas Damon was raised in Germany and worked in Paris and London before establishing his design consultancy, OFFICE FOR DESIGN, in New York City in 2001.

In London, he developed furniture and lighting for Tom Dixon's Eurolounge, before becoming a Design Manager for the European retail group Habitat UK.

Jonas Damon's collaboration with clients ranges from the design of specific products and product lines to shaping the design process as whole. The work of Jonas Damon and Office for Design has been published and exhibited internationally.

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iPhone Alarm Dock
 
3.5

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (15)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Easy to setup (7)
  • Great features (7)
  • Clear display (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Anywhere (9)
  • Bedroom (9)
  • Home (8)
  • Desk (6)
  • Gifts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (30), Enthusiast (13), Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (4), Power user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (49), No (19)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4), Child (3), Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5), Other (4), Birthday (3)

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

$40 block of wood

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from Portland, OR

About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

        It's a cute design but not worth the money.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        It's just a block of wood.

        By 

        from Sherwood, OR

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              Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

              I must not have read the description very well, assuming that because it was $30 it was more than a block of wood. I thought you could actually plug your phone into this "dock", and that in doing so it would automatically enable the clock app. You have to feed your own charger through it and turn on the app yourself.

              It doesn't fit if you have a cover on the phone.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for 5 Year anniversary gift for a

              By 

              from Wheeling, IL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Inaccurate

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom

                Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                On designers website the product is flipped.
                http://www.areaware.com/alarmdock

                the one we received....once you plug in the phone to volume buttons,(alarm clock buttons) are on the bottom. One the designer website it shows the phone volume buttons (alarm clock buttons) on the top. It's strange that your website shows the product one way and the designers website shows the product the other way,
                I attached a link to the website. It came in the information in the box with the product.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Waste of money

                By 

                from Saudi arabia , jeddah

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Below My Expectation

                Cons

                • Below Expectations
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                  This object was suppose to make a difference in the phone sound speaker but obviously it didnt do any difference. I just consider it a waste of money

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Husband
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Cool idea!

                  By 

                  from Cody, WY

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                    It is a really great idea & my hubby thought it was a great gift. It just was a little smaller than I thought & doesn't fit his iPhone 5 very well. Could have a finish on it too.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    It arrived great but didn't think it would take as long as it did to get here.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    5.0

                    Great for college dorm

                    By 

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Desk
                      • Gifts

                      Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                      All students need to charge their phones at night, and they all need an alarm clock. This solves both all in one attractive package. A practical conversation piece.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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                      4.0

                      Nice Way to Wake Up

                      By 

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom

                        Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                        I like the retro look, clean design, and perfect utility of this clock stand! I got a nice app for my iPhone 4 so my phone is now my clock. My rugged case is a bit fat and causes the phone to stick out slightly, but I'm the only one who sees it and I don't care. I wish they had included a list of recommended apps - I paid small amounts for "alarm clock" apps that had super-duper alarm functionality and pretty graphics, but didn't "turn into" a clock face that would stay on throughout the night (as long as the phone is plugged in - which is why the stand allows for threading the charger through it). Finally found the right one for me and I've been happy with the stand/app combo.

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

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                        5.0

                        iPhone alarm dock

                        By 

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bedroom
                          • Gifts

                          Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                          Very well designed and constructed. Exactly as seen in the pictures. Nice weighting to the dock. iPhone 4 sits flush without a case.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Wife

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                          1.0

                          Does NOT work with iPhone 3G or 3GS

                          By 

                          from Boston, MA

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                                This is a cool looking product that works well if you have an iPhone 4 model that you want to use without a case. I have an old 3G that I use for a clock, and even without a case it does not fit in the dock, despite what the website says. If you are looking to use this for an older model iPhone, think twice. If you want to use it to store your current model phone--sans case--at night, then it will work. Too bad, because the design is nice.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Self

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                                4.0

                                super cute... maybe not realistic.

                                By 

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Budget Shopper

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design

                                Cons

                                • Does Not Work With Case

                                Best Uses

                                • Bedroom
                                • Desk

                                Comments about iPhone Alarm Dock:

                                Gave this as a gift so I'm sure I haven't heard about exactly how it functions - however, the main problem is that if you want your iphone to sit (and plug in) without any gaps you can't use most phone cases unless they are super slim.

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

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                                Q and A

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

                                167votes, 33 comments

                                Barbara
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Would definitely buy at this price.

                                susan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                This is very cool! I will deifnitely buy it. Wish it came in more colors.

                                Seneca
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                So retro looking!

                                kiburi
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Sleek, stylish and reasonably priced.

                                Jennifer
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cool - a retro way to incorporate your iPhone. It'd be nice if it was compatible with other smartphones, too.

                                Andrea
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great price!

                                Ann
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very Brady bunch.. I'd buy it.

                                Suzanne
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                If it worked with the iPod touch, it would be mine!

                                kko
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Clean looking. I'm curious about how the alarm clock would work. Hopefully the alarm clock's functions are integrated into the appearance and design of the clock.

                                Kath
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Nice idea, but the price seem to be too high.

                                Sanriobaby
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Nice for those who are into retro style...

                                Heidi
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                love the look

                                Rhonda L.
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Nice clean lines, looks good when not in use. Reasonable price

                                Megan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I love the idea and the recycled beachwood!

                                Nina
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea!

                                Jeffery
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                More catchy gadgets for all the iDrones out there. how dis we ever make it without them?

                                Liz
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cute idea but I'd like to know some more details like what happens when you get a phone call or text. But, nice design and practical.

                                Jody
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Clever, but not enough to warrant a $40 price tag.

                                Charlene
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                It has appeal, drop the price $5 - 10 and you'll have it priced to sell.

                                Mariesa
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                If it actually works then it wouldn't be too bad, but docking alarm clocks are notoriously unreliable.

                                Anna
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cool, love the idea but seems a little spendy...Especially if it doesn't also include the charging element.

                                Joanie
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                This is so cool! :)

                                Sabina
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Not sure about this one...Too bad you didn't have a third way to vote. Maybe

                                Jessica Kate
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I don't have an iphone but that makes me want to get one. What a cool product for a great price. Can you make one that works with Droids and other smart phones too?

                                Sarah
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Sleek, contemporary design. Multifunctional.

                                Allison
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great price...retro and sexy.

                                Robin
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love it, want it.

                                dre
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cool retro-modern! Love the wood.

                                Linda
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Can't we make something in the USA

                                Maria
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very impressed with the price, and think it's very unique. I kind of wish these were in stock now, because it would make a great gift for my brother's birthday. Only downside: Made in China.

                                Heather
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cool idea. I don't have and i-phone but it is neat and surprisingly priced appropriatly.

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                We love all of the great feedback that's coming in for the Alarm Dock. The clock is ticking (pun intended) and voting is almost complete for this item, but before time runs out we just wanted to answer a few of your questions.The wooden stand does not actually contain an alarm clock or a smart phone charger. It is intended as a beautiful way to hold your phone when you're not using it. To charge your phone, you'll want to run the cord from your charger through the opening in the carved wood block. To display the time, you'll need to download the free iPhone alarm clock app. The Alarm Dock will work with any smart phone the size of or smaller than an iPhone, but the alarm clock app with purchase is from iTunes.

                                heidi
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                looks like very good quality for the price

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