Low-Tech iPhone Speaker

April 19, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

Many of you probably saw this new use for a regular old cereal bowl in our April issue.

New Use for a Cereal Bowl

I found a speaker “system” via Design Milk today that is very similar to this low-tech idea. Check out the Megaphone from en&is


Looks like a basic objet d’art, right? But if you add your iPhone or other smart phone:


The horn shape amplifies the sound of the built in speaker. Pretty clever, isn’t it? I love that you don’t have to plug it in, and that it would blend in seamlessly with your decor. Most speaker systems are just plain ugly.

Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be available for retail sale yet, but I’ll be keeping my eye on it to see when it does.

Do you have speakers for your smartphones or MP3 players? Do you look for ones that will fit in with your decor?

(top photo James Wojick for Real Simple, bottom two photos via en&is)