As you must have noticed, while the iPad speaker works well in a quiet environment such as a bedroom, it doesn’t pack enough punch to perform well outdoors. As a result, most of us use headphones while on the go.
To help enhance the iPad 1 & 2′s speaker performance, Matthew McLachlan, an iPad aficionado, is working on a neat accessory: the SoundJaw, a new device designed to boost the power of the sound coming from your iPad.
The SoundJaw is a simple device: all it does is redirect the sound coming from the iPad speaker towards the user, without the need of batteries, and without adding much bulk to the device. According to its inventor, “you won’t believe the difference [the SoundJaw] can make.” The SoundJaw is extremely portable, and will fit in a purse, a backpack, or even a back pocket.
The device is not available for sale just yet, and is still being finalized by is inventor, but still, the concept is neat, and has lots of potential, especially if you often take your iPad outside. If you want to contribute, simply head over to his Kickstarter project page to help fund the project, which only requires $7,000 to allow the concept to be productized (no worries, you can pledge as low as $3 if you’re on a tight budget).
Note that the device’s price is not set just yet, however, a $20 pledge will automatically make you a future owner of the device, so expect a final cost around that amount.