iPod docks can already be found on speakers, alarm clocks, kitchen scales, space heaters, lamps, cars, bikes and I'm sure in a bunch of other wacky things. Leaving no stone unturned, Buffalo is releasing the Dualie, a hard drive/dock combo.
The Buffalo Dualie probably doesn't solve any problems you currently have, but it certainly makes more sense than some of those docks I mentioned above. The Dualie combines a docking station for iPhones and iPods of all generations with a 500GB hard drive, saving you some desk space and coughing up two USB ports for your trouble.
The device allows for simultaneous iPod- and iPhone-syncing and access to the hard drive's files. It supports USB 2.0 and FireWire, comes formatted for Macs out of the box, and is Time Machine-ready, though drivers for Windows are included.
The Dualie will be available exclusively at the Apple Store for $US249.99. [Walyou]