Designer: Graham Browne
Location: Clayton, MO, USA
Category: DIY / Hack / Mod
Vintage iPod Dock
A 1958 tabletop radio restored and modified to function as an iPod Dock
There are too many boring iPod docks on the market! I wanted to build an ipod dock worthy of the beautiful design that apple has implemented in their products. The challenges included modifying the original controls in order to interface with the modern Klipsch ipod dock, and restoring a 50 year old radio to like new condition using new aluminum trim and grill material. The end result was freaking sweet, so yes I was vary exited.
Core77: What's the latest news or development with your project?
I was featured in the French GQ Magazine! However the old radios I use are very hard to come by—So far I have produced 3 vintage iPod docks.
What is 1 quick anecdote about your project?
While shopping with my girlfriend we discovered an old 50s radio in the basement of an antique store. The moment I saw the funky design I noticed it had a perfect spot to mount an iPod, and the vintage iPod dock was born!
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