Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone for iPad and iPhone: Retro Your iDevices

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. Check out this gramophone acoustic speaker, which will be a perfect contrast to your shiny new iDevice.

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Sounder Wood Dock Offers Passive, Natural Amplification

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.

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Passive Speakers: When You Need Non-Powered Sound

Non-powered acoustic speakers have come a long way since their early, humble beginnings. A lot of engineering and design prowess has gone into making them more effective, as well as portable, and even stylish. Passive speakers are an easy, convenient way of sharing your music without draining your battery. Here are some of our favorites.

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AudioGlove Is an Acoustic Speaker-Case for Your iPhone

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.

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Foco Acoustic iPad Amplifier: Another Boost for iPad Speakers

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.

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Amplifiear Amplifies iPads with a Cartoon Mouse Ear

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. It works by redirecting and reflecting the sound of the iPad through a Mickey Mouse ear-shaped cup.

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Change The Record iPhone Amp Puts Old Records to Good Use

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. It’s an good way of reusing old records when you no longer play them.

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LIL KIKR Aluminum iPhone Dock Amplifies Sounds without Power

I’ve gotten used to using my headphones almost everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is like that. When you are on the go and want to share your tunes with your friends, you need some kind of portable amplifier. LIL KIKR doubles as an battery-free amplifier and a mobile stand, which is perfect if you want to play music on the go.

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Ideal Timepiece iPhone Dock: Perfect Bedside Alarm Clock?

Many people a searching for the perfect iPhone dock for their bedside table, and I think most of them out there look pretty junky. I have to say that this one looks pretty cool. The Ideal Timepiece features everything you’d need from a dock near your bed, and it’s also Siri-compatible.

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Sonastand Amplifies iPhone Sound Without Power, Looks Good Doing It

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. I really like how portable this thing is. It easily fits in your pocket and doesn’t take up much space at all.

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