From the depths of Conan O'Brien's "If they mated..." schtick comes this surpisingly attractive camera-iDock hybrid. It's part vintage camera, part iPhone USB charger, all-around gorgeous, and handcrafted from an Etsy seller. What's not to love?
Although this marriage of old and new sounds like something out of Dr. Frankenstein's workshop, they're from an Etsy shop called "Laboratorio Altieri."
Roberto Altieri sells iPhone charging docks crafted from the remains of old, discarded SLR cameras. The camera corpses are retro fitted with a standard Apple USB charger, so you can prop up your iPod or iPhone to charge for the night.
Unfortunately, these gorgeous designs have been getting a ton of press lately, so Laboratorio Altieri is all sold out of vintage SLR iPhone docks. But Roberto promises more are coming, including Canon and Nikon models—so you brand-feuding photogs can represent! To be the first to know about new shop additions, check back in on the Etsy site, or "like" Laboratorio Altieri on Facebook here.
(Images: Laboratorio Altieri on Etsy)