By Jim Karpen on Wed, 11/18/2009
What a great Christmas gift for a gadget enthusiast. The $200 Chinon AVi dock has it all. You can use it to access the content on your iPhone — music, video, photos. Plus, you can use it as a TV. From the press release: "The AVi features a 7-inch LCD monitor, AUX input, ATSC digital TV tuner with AV out, built-in telescopic radio antenna, external telescopic TV antenna, digital FM radio and alarm clock, and a full-function remote. This all-inclusive system plays both local TV channels and the contents of an iPod, including music videos, pre-recorded movies, TV shows and videos, images, as well as just music. The AVi can also last up to 3 hours on battery power making it easy to take it on the go. The AVi simultaneously plays and charges your iPod so you don’t have to worry about running down your battery. It can also be used as a digital converter box for any analog TV."