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If you have an iPad you will know how the speaker on it could be a bit better. It’s loud enough for when you have it close to you, but when it’s sitting a fair distance away from you it can be hard to hear it properly. Evan Clabots and his team at Brooklyn’s Nonlinear Studio have come up with a similar clip-on solution that simply and effectively boosts output – the Amplifiear. Amplifiear, a Kickstarter project wants to change that by simply creating a simple product which clips on to your iPad. It cups around the speaker of the iPad and directs the sound to the viewer. It’s a great example of simple yet effective design which simply overcomes a problem.
“The problem with the speaker in the iPad is that it’s projecting backwards,” Clabots explains. “You lose a lot of the definition as the sound goes back, especially losing a lot of the higher frequencies.”
“It’s such a simple geometry, taken from an old gramophone,” Clabots said. “It just clips on, and it just works.”
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