Swiss designers Role and Urs Alscher — the two principals of the Podboard Project — have developed a new desk stand for the iPod called
Podboard. It supports all iPod versions.
The one-piece design incorporates holders on the back that you can bend to conform to the dimensions of your iPod, and features an opening in front that provides you with access to your iPod’s controls. It tilts the iPod at an easy-to-read angle and height, and is manufactured of stainless steel and leather.
The makers of Podboard also explain in detail on their Web site how users can create “skins” to overlay on the Podboard. The skins provide your Podboard with a custom look. They provide templates you can use to make your own skin, as well as some designs they’ve crafted themselves.
Podboard costs 44 Swiss francs (about US$36), and is available for pre-order now. They anticipate shipping Podboard starting on January 20, 2004.