Take an overpriced product (the Apple iPhone dock), make it much cheaper, and add a horn-based amplification system that really is effective WITH NO POWER needed. This is what the Griffin Aircurve is. I think it is so good I bought three of them (for different rooms......we have two iPhones in the house). I have one in the kitchen (as a place to keep the phone but also to use as a radio/music player), in the bedroom (for the same reasons as in the kitchen) and also next to my computer in the office (I work from home, and conference calls with this product sound great).
This product is so novel and cheap it deserves awards galore.