Cool Tool Alert: Grovemade Wood iPhone Dock

What’s up, dock?

It isn’t often that a tech gadget can combine style, function and a sensibility for the environment, but this iPhone dock by Grovemade does just that.

Its steel base offers your iPhone a secure resting place while it charges and allows for one-handed hassle-free plugging and unplugging. And it works flawlessly with or without a case.

Don’t be fooled by its small size — weighing in at around three pounds, this sturdy dock isn’t going anywhere. It’s as practical as it is sophisticated—a hidden channel allows for audio to pass through the front of the dock, so there is no need to worry about a missed call or text.

One of the most important elements of any Grovemade product is its distinctive craftsmanship. Each item is hand-filed, sanded and stained to bring out the beauty of its natural materials. The company’s penchant for cultural responsibility extends to its products, which are all made in the USA and utilize renewable bamboo and domestic hardwoods like maple and walnut.

Grovemade’s handcrafted docking station serves its purpose while complimenting any desktop. The iPhone dock is available in bamboo for $79 and maple or walnut for $99 exclusively from and is compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, and 5C.

– Kathryn Greene