Plasticsmith Tux stands, formal-wear for your iPod

tux ipod stand

Your iPod and iPod mini will never be underdressed again thanks to The Plasticsmith's new "tux" line of iPod stands.

"Tux is a protective pedestal that is designed to be placed on the desk, next to the stereo, on the nightstand or any place where you regularly listen to your iPod with headphones or connected to speakers. Available for iPod and iPod mini, it comes in two versions, upright and tilt. Its side supports are built from extra-thick, flame-polished acrylic, slotted for a perfect fit and easy loading and unloading. Tux suspends iPod above the base, supporting charging and syncing with iPod's cable while secured. It is available in two color themes, black-based or white-based, with clear sides on all models and 3M non-skid pads for stability and protection of table tops."

I'm baffled as to why they don't have one model that can be used as upright or tilt? Seems odd, don't you think? Would a little pivot joint have been that much trouble? Anyway, the tux stands are $35 at and they are expected to ship next week.

I'm wondering how the black one holding my iPod photo might look next to the flaming red DecoDock Lava Edition.