What do you do if you want access to your portable hard drive and your iPhone when you're at your computer? Buy a Buffalo Dualie it seems.

Well that's the hope of Buffalo technology who've made a strange decision to launch the world's first combined storage solution and docking station for the Apple iPhone or Apple iPod.

The brushed aluminium and black soft touch two-tone finished device allows consumers to sync and charge their iPhone or iPod while providing simultaneous access to the included 500GB portable hard drive for backup or storage of digital assets.

Of course.

The Buffalo Dualie incorporates both a USB 2.0 and a FireWire 800 port on the Mac-formatted 500GB portable hard drive with a two-port USB 2.0 hub on the docking station.

Yours for $249.99.