UPDATE: Black Diamond Dock is 100% Funded!

Many Thanks all you lovely people! Your support has translated into the Black Diamond Project being 100% funded. This success is all because of you guys, CHEERS!

This is no ordinary iPhone dock. The Black Diamond exudes a sense of richness and mystery. Think of it as 3D interactive mood lighting powered by a free iOS app. The dock itself is the receptacle. The magic happens when you slide in an iPhone/iPod Touch. A fantastical, dizzying array of colors wash across the gem-like surface of the sphere. It’s also a creative platform for developers. Using the Black Diamond as a vehicle, new apps using light can be created. The potential is there. $45 gets you one with free shipping.

There are few products I gush over but… I’m GUSHING. We MUST get this funding people! The supplied USB cable lets you keep your device docked and still sync to iTunes. There are multiple dynamic controls over the illumination effects and support for voice control is enabled. You can even assign specific colors to friends when they call and text. It acts as a great resonator for music playback and there’s even a progressive wake up function – the slow crescendo of light.

The people behind Black Diamond are almost there. They have the prototypes, they have the packaging. They just need people like you to back their project. $45 is pretty damn cheap considering it’s way more than a simple dock. If they get the funding, they’re even considering ways to further improve the utilitarian experience, e.g. a built-in amplifier.

Designer: Ken Ouyang on CKIE