While the Trumpet amplifier looked really good, it was a tad expensive, which is why the iPhone Portable Amplifier Horn is an interesting alternative. As with the iTrumpet and iVictrola, it doesn’t need any electricity but the resulting sound is somewhat louder than the barebones speaker. Is it worth it? I guess there are some situations in which this could be useful.
This accessory was created by Bone Collection and can double as a stand for your iPhone. It’s compatible with the iPhone 4, 3G, 3GS, and the latest iPod Touch generation. It’s supposed to add about 13 dB of sound to the normal volume of the iPhone without any power source.
The iPhone Portable Amplifier Horns are available for $24.95 (USD) at CyberGuys. iPhone 4 models are available in black, green, white, and beige. It’s hard to say if this is a crapgadget or something that could be useful. All in all, I kind of like some of the bold colors, but when I need amplification, I think I’ll stick to some powered speakers instead.