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iPod speaker dock carved from tree trunk

The iPod is elegant and small, glossy and slick. Why not cram it into a log? The huge, hollowed-out tree trunk you see at right is an iPod speaker system. Created by Austrian design studio KMKG, the piece begs for an adolescent wood joke that I'm going to resist.

When I say it is a speaker system, that's the truth. There are no electronic speakers inside. Instead, the piece is created in a way that enhances the wood's own resonance. Customers can chose their own type of wood and length of the finished piece. Note that the one above weighs 130 lbs, so choose wisely. There's no word on pricing or availability, but we assume it's one of those "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" arrangements.

A tree used as an iPod speaker. Now we've seen everything.

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The iPod is elegant and small, glossy and slick. Why not cram it into a log? The huge, hollowed-out tree trunk you see at right is an iPod...