Sometimes I miss old-school technology, but only on a surface level. I get all giddy every time I see an iPad stand that looks like a vintage TV set or an old-school Game Boy iPhone case. Brand new technology hidden under old-fashioned designs truly pulls at my heart strings, which is why I was so excited to see Skullcandy’s new Vandal iPhone speaker dock.
If you aren’t already familiar with Skullcandy, they make really cool skater-chic headphones for people who think of themselves as skater-chic. This time, however, Skullcandy has unveiled a retro-looking iPhone speaker dock, which conjures up images of an old guitar amp. It has three nice little knobs on the top, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can basically plug just about anything in there.
Don’t let that traditional design fool you, though. The Vandal iPhone speaker dock offers more than enough audio power to keep you dancing. Under the hood you’ll find 80mm woofers and 19mm tweets, and a total output of 21 watts. Now all you have to do is scrape together $179.99, and you’re good to go.