The coffee table that integrates some kind of media compatibility is not a new idea, but the Horus is one that takes iPod compatibility to a whole new and rather obscure level.
The table itself gets its ancient Egyptian look because it is held aloft by a large concrete pyramid, with the tip appearing to protrude through the glass surface to house the iPod Touch or iPhone of your choice.
The concrete is apparently some kind of high performance material and the speakers are integrated into it below the surface. There is a blue illumination that emits from the mid section where the glass seems to slice through the concrete pyramid, giving off a glow that is in keeping with the whole Apple aesthetic.
The concept for the Horus gestated in the mind of furniture stylist Stephanie Thivend and it is undoubtedly one of the most unique iPod docks ever to have been conceived. It looks paradoxically modern and retro at the same time and will probably never fit in with the standard decor of the average household, making it the kind of item only the wealthy and slightly batty will ever consider for their own homes.
There are many well known iPod dock / speaker sets which look rather odd but still attract positive attention. For example, the famous B&W Zeppelin iPod speaker system is notable not just for its wacky design, but also for its high price and impressive audio quality.