You’ve probably noticed that iPhone isn’t exactly a loud device. Quite the contrary, if you want to share some song with other people in the room, in most cases you’ll have to connect your beloved smartphone to external speakers or a dock. But what if there are no external speakers around?
Enter AudioGlove, a new iPhone case that not only protects your device but also “dramatically increases” the volume of the iPhone’s speaker and improves the performance of its microphone.
The AudioGlove, which at the moment is raising money at Kickstarter, is a two-piece case that slides open to create an acoustically engineered waveguide chamber. This chamber uses the patented Natural Sound Amplification technology to collect the sound from the speaker, amplify it by 10+ decibels (~20%), project it towards the listener, and provide “warmer” sound with less distortion. Meanwhile, it does the same/similar thing with the microphone by helping collect the user’s voice, redirect it into the microphone, and block background noise and wind.
Yeah it’s cool and to prove all this works as described, guys behind the AudioGlove project tested their case at Dolby Laboratories, which confirmed the audio improvements.
In case of materials used, the AudioGlove is made out of high-quality polycarbonate and it comes in black, pink, green and yellow; while white and purple versions are exclusive for Kickstarter backers.
But wait there’s more – aside from the case itself, you can also get a custom stand that goes with the AudioGlove (available ONLY for the iPhone 4/4S case), making it even easier and more convenient to use during conference calls, while typing on the computer or multi-tasking around the house.
So how much AudioGlove costs? The case alone could be yours for $25, while the aluminum stand could be yours for $22. The package, containing both the case and stand, is available for $45. You can see it from this page at Kickstarter.