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DIY Cement Sound Docks

This DIY Sound Dock Adds Ambiance to Your Music with No External Speakers

— July 16, 2013 — Art & Design
Anonymous South Korean blogger ‘Hobby Design’ makes a sound dock for an iPhone from scratch. Using nothing but concrete, the designer creates a sleek oval-shaped phone stand. Most sound docks are electrically constructed, with external speakers and plugs that connect to iPhone ports. But this do-it-yourself project enhances the depth of music in the most basic of ways—the enclosed concrete dock naturally amplifies noise ejected from the bottom of your iPhone. 

The project itself is not completely beginner-friendly. It requires constructing the mold of the dock from scratch. Cement mix is then poured into the mold and left to dry. A hole is made on the back of wall the dock for USB or charging cables. The full step-by-step pictorial is posted on the Hobby Design blog.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Sound Docks - Opportunity for consumers to create their own personalized sound docks using unconventional materials, such as concrete.
2. Natural Amplification - Growing interest in sound dock designs that leverage natural materials and shapes to enhance audio without the need for external speakers.
3. Simplification of Sound Dock Design - Shift towards minimalist sound dock designs that eliminate the need for electricity and complex wiring, offering a more eco-friendly and hassle-free solution.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for companies to develop DIY sound dock kits and materials, tapping into the growing DIY trend in consumer electronics.
2. Home Decor - Potential for incorporating DIY sound docks made from unconventional materials into home decor, offering both functional and aesthetic appeal.
3. Sustainable Design - Emerging market for sound docks that prioritize the use of sustainable and eco-friendly materials to align with consumer demand for environmentally conscious products.
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