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An Elegant iPhone Speaker Dock Made Out Of Cararra Marble

How do you know marble’s coming back into style? Designers are making iPhone docks out of it.

Marble is winning me over in 2014. Just a year ago, the only objects I owned made out of marble were salt-and-pepper shakers that my wife wouldn’t let me get rid of. Fast forward a year, and I’m lusting after the Ovo, an iPhone speaker made out of a beveled cylinder of marble that looks just gorgeous.

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Designed by stone craftsman company Monitillo Marni, the Ovo is milled with the help of a computer controlled machine out of a single block of Cararra marble. It’s a passive speaker, which means that it uses marble’s own acoustic properties to amplify the sound coming out of your iPhone, no electricity required. All you do is slide your iPhone 5 or 6 into the Ovo’s dock, and hit play.


The Ovo is not going to ever be able to compete in volume or sound quality with a proper pair of speakers, but as a beautiful object that can also amplify your iPhone’s built-in speaker enough to fill a small room with reasonably loud music, this speaker is a beauty. I’m surprised that I like it as much as I do, but I suppose I shouldn’t be: between the fact that designers are saying marble is going to make a resurgence in 2015, and the beautiful way marble is mined, there’s a lot to love about this material.

Well, except the price. Marble is expensive, and the Ovo is no exception. You can purchase an Ovo speaker online for around $430.

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