Altec Lansing Octiv Mini doesn't look like other iPod/iPhone docks

Altec Lansing has churned out yet another iPod/iPhone speaker and docking station, but the Octiv Mini breaks the design mold with a very angular shape.

Altec Lansing has churned out yet another iPod/iPhone speaker and docking station, but the Octiv Mini breaks the design mold with a very angular shape.

The Octiv Mini isn't the first device to function as a charging dock and alarm clock, yet its unique form does turn more heads and saves counter space. Although, dressed in simple black, it should blend into most households well - not just those of abstract art lovers.

This audio dock also comes with Altec's own Alarm Rock app which forces the iPhone or iPod Touch to function as a "full-featured digital alarm clock," displaying the time and a very large snooze button. Users can wake up to their favorite songs or select some typical mind-numbing sound that everyone wakes up to every morning. (That app is also free and already in the iTunes app store.)

Altec's Octiv Mini will be available in July for $59.95.

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