I love speakers, but I have to say that I’m impressed by some of the acoustic amplifiers that have been made for iPhones and iPads over the years. They certainly do amplify the sound, and it’s always surprising how loud the resulting sound can be.
I’ve seen lots of acoustic amplifier add-ons for smartphones, but never any that are quite as cool looking as these. Symphony Shells are 3D printed acoustic amplifiers which are reminiscent of marine life.
Passive speakers have come a long way since they started appearing, and I have to say that this one does look pretty appealing. It’s basically a solid hunk of wood, but it’s not too big to be unwieldy.
You know, sometimes I need to put the iPhone speakers directly near my ear to hear what’s happening. If that happens to you and it’s a problem, then you should check out the AudioGlove iPhone case, which will function as an acoustic speaker to amplify the sound of the iPhone speakers without needing an extra power source.
The Foco is another acoustic amplifier for your iPad. It’s basically like the Amplifiear but the shape is a bit more conservative and practical. It’s designed to make sharing tunes or watching movies a lot easier and you won’t have to lug around heavy powered speakers.
If you’re annoyed with the tiny built-in speaker of the iPad and want something that will beef up the sound, check out the Amplifiear from Nonlinear Studio. It’s basically a clip-on device that will enhance your iPad’s integrated speaker.
Do you love your old vinyl records, but have nothing to play them on? Then check out this amplifier/dock solution for iPhones. It was actually made out of a vinyl that’s been reshaped to work as an acoustic amplifier.
Acoustic speakers are a cool way to boost the sound on your gadgets without electricity, but the Sonastand does more than just passively amplify sound. It also doubles as a stand for your iPhone, and it actually looks quite nice too.