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Curvy Ozaki Ammonite iPhone 4 dock amplifies sound

iPod docks are two a penny these days, but this one caught our eye with its distinctive shell shape created from shiny zinc-alloy.

It's the £80 Ozaki Ammonite, designed speciifically for the iPhone 4. As well as docking, syncing and charging your iPhone from a Mac or PC via USB, it also has an integrated passive speaker, requires no external power and holds the iPhone at just the right angle for Facetime video calls, apparently (assuming it's on a desk or table).

The shell-like shape is claimed to "acoustically amplify" incoming music or voices by 15dB, and also enhance the outgoing microphone for clearer phone calls.

You can buy the Ozaki Ammonite now from the likes of Amazon and www.audioout.co.uk.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.