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Horn Stand Amplifier provides that big band sound for iPhone 4

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May 20, 2011

The Horn Stand Amplifier supposedly increases the iPhone 4's volume by 13 decibels

The Horn Stand Amplifier supposedly increases the iPhone 4's volume by 13 decibels

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We've already seen the dBCase that redirects sound from the iPhone 4's down-facing speakers to pump on the volume of the device, but if you're looking for something a bit more old school - or rather, olde school - to do the same job then the Horn Stand Amplifier might fit the bill. Made from flexible and washable silicone, the Horn Stand Amplifier borrows its form and function from the old-fashioned horn-speakers used on gramophones, slipping over the iPhone's speakers to channel the sound through the trumpet-shaped tube and supposedly increasing the idevice's volume by 13 decibels.

While the Horn Stand is quite a bit bulkier than the dbCase solution, it does also act as a stand in both vertical and horizontal orientations. Additionally, being non-powered, it won't place any extra drain on your iPhone's battery. Once in place, the device ends up covering quite a bit of the iPhone, including the home button, but includes a button to access the home button and a hole that provides access to the iPhone's dock connector. Could be just the gift for Grandma along with a few Benny Goodman tracks off the iTunes Store.

The Horn Stand Amplifier for iPhone 4 is available in a variety of colors from a number of retailers, including DealExtreme where it goes for US$5.60.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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I guess it didn't take long to knock off the Tembo Trunks. So much for having your stuff made in China. Be smart..make it at home and employ someone

Rocky Stefano
20th May, 2011 @ 08:23 am PDT
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