The design of this is either just too ridiculous to work or it is so ingenious that it will sell like crazy. It doesn’t matter since either way this is a very interesting device. It is an amp for your IPhone which will be able to double as a stand. I personally feel that this would not be my first choice simply based on the design, however at the price and output it is definitely one of the better devices out there to use. At about $30 ($5 more than the base product) you can get the 12db amplifier which can double as a stand. One of it’s winning features is that it is unpowered. It still looks like an old crank record players amplifier, just minus the crank and 100% cool.