Thumm by Pana Objects

An eye-pleasing beech wood iPhone dock that amplifies your tunes acoustically, with no plugs required

While many of the latest speakers for smartphones rely on highly specialized tech like Bluetooth or Airplay connectivity, a group of Thai designers chose to strip it all down to one material—beech wood. The result is a simple, beautiful speaker that uses natural acoustics, not circuits. Bangkok-based Pana Objects, a studio started by seven friends, embraces wood—unpainted, left as close to its natural state as …

Pillow by Snarkitecture

Hand-cast from gypsum cement, the design firm's latest concept fools the eyes and cradles your phone

Founded by architect Alex Mustonen and contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, design firm Snarkitecture has a history of making work from the unexpected. Their latest product, a resting dock for your iPhone aptly dubbed Pillow, continues along this tradition. Individually hand-cast in Brooklyn from gypsum cement, Pillow appears as a soft, gentle place for your phone to lie, yet it provides the security of a solid …

Saidokā

Bluelounge's new charging dock angles the iPhone for optimal use

Charging your iPhone at home or the office often means the device is out of arm’s reach and chained to the nearest outlet. Realizing this, LA-based design studio Bluelounge—which has already garnered an impressive arsenal of simple, organizational tech accessories—created Saidokā: a subtle yet practical option to retain maximum use of your phone while it charges. Saidokā’s main feature is its angled dock, which deviates …