This is a perfect way of cutting down on some of the clutter on your desk because the Buffalo Dualie combines both an iPhone dock and an external hard drive.
iPod docks have already been combined with a bunch of different stuff, like speakers, alarm clocks, seats, lamps, cars, and more. This is the first time that we've seen a dock combined with an external hard drive, and you know what? It kind of makes sense.
Certainly, the Buffalo Dualie doesn't resolve any hardware issues that you might already have, but it could easily reduce some of the clutter if you're willing to streamline things a bit. The Dualie comes with a 500 GB external hard drive, which will probably save you a bit of space and also some USB ports. The Dualie can also dock iPhones and iPods of any generation.
There's more. The Dualie is able to multitask. You can access or synch your iPod or iPhone while accessing the hard drive. It supports USB or FireWire. The Buffalo Dualie is available only at the Apple Store for $250. We think that it's a bit much for what you get, but if you're looking for a 2-in-1 combo, you can't get anything like this elsewhere.