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the amplifiear

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

"Turn it up!" "I can't—that's as high as it goes." Sound familiar?

The iPad may provide us with a crisp, high-quality view of our favorite flicks and shows, and while its sleek screen and lightweight body make it ideal for lounging, the audio unfortunately takes a back seat to the visuals. When docked, placed on a table, or nestled in our laps to share a screening with friends, the iPad's rear-facing speaker system aims the audio away from the viewers, and as a result, those in front of the screen are left straining to hear the juicy dialogue while those in the room are blasted with unwanted spoilers.

With this problem on his mind and a coffee in his hand, Brooklyn-based designer Evan Clabots' innocent fiddling with his cup's lid and his iPad serendipitously resulted in an acoustic epiphany that led to the creation of the Amplifiear. Using a shape reminiscent of a flattened gramophone, this plug- and battery-free sound projector simply clips onto the corner of any iPad to reflect and project the sound emitted from the speaker forward, towards the user. In addition to adding an asymmetrical pop of personality to your monochrome iPad, this simple, ear-shaped sound projector can increase your iPad's volume up to 10 dB, making it ideal for those viewings with friends that are made all the better with audience commentary and out-of-control giggles. Made in the USA.

Comes with three different EVA foam pads that are made to fit iPads and cases of varying thicknesses. Made of 100% recyclable ABS plastic. Unbleached paperboard packaging obtained from certified sustainable tree farms. Plastic cover used in packaging made of 100% recyclable PETE.

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abs plastic, ABS plastic
4.5" L x 4.5" W
Care instructions: clean with a damp cloth.

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