Slip the BONE Horn Stand speaker onto your iPhone for lo-fi amplification simplicity. Using old-fashioned acoustical science, this silicone stand adds 13 decibels of sound pressure to your iPhone’s speakers without asking for an erg of battery juice. You can also use it to prop your iPhone into a vertical or horizontal viewing position. iPhone not included. Fits original iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS & iPhone 4.
Bone’s Horn Stand uses a simple design to bump up the volume on your music or videos on your iPhone without using any power. The stand ($25), made entirely from silicone, uses old-school technology to boost the sound from your iPhone’s built-in speakers through the horn-shaped amplifier. The product also conveniently holds your iPhone in a vertical or horizontal standing position.
The Bone Horn speaker stand is silicon, making it portable and durable. iPhone sits in a slot that directs the speaker audio through a tube and out of a horn. It works much like an old gramophone player. The slot your phone slides into is about an inch deep; it covers your iPhone up to the bottom of the screen. There is a button overlay for your home button. On the underside there is a cutout for the sync/charge cable and a cutout for the microphone.
When iPhone is sitting in the Bone Horn Stand it can be propped up in a vertical or horizontal viewing position. The iPhone charging cable will not interfere with the mount. Because the slot is silicon, it can expand to accommodate some iPhone cases, and even older iPhones. Bone Horn stand can fit an iPhone 4 with a bumper case, but anything bulkier and the home button overlay won’t line up. It will also fit any iPhone, but there is a catch. Apple switched the speaker location on iPhone 4 (moved left to right) so to use other iPhones you have to flip iPhone so it’s facing the opposite direction.
As the name implies, the Horn Stand also props the iPhone up, either in portrait or landscape mode, making it a great option for watching movies or projecting your music throughout a mid-sized space. The retailer says it fits all iPhone versions, but the manufacturer only makes mention of the iPhone 4. We imagine that, as it is a soft silicone, it will probably stretch around any iPhone model. According to the manufacturer, the accessory amplifies sound 12 decibels. We tested it out with a new iPhone 4, and despite having no electronic components, the Horn Stand significantly increased the volume of the music we had playing. It fit the iPhone 4 perfectly, but the amplifier also works with the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G/3Gs.
The Bone Horn Stand comes in several colors and can be purchased from Amazon.com.
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