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iPad2 Horn Stand

The funny-looking way to funnel louder sound from an iPad

iPad2 Horn Stand

Image: Hugh Threlfall

March 02 2012
Jonathan Margolis

An ear trumpet for your iPad? Surely not. I first saw these at a trade show and thought the various Chinese manufacturers were having a laugh. Then Play.com sent me one and I found they really work, aside from looking completely ridiculous.

A problem with the iPad2 is that the sound comes out of a grille on the back and to one side. Without consciously doing so, I found I was cupping my hand round the grille to divert the sound forward. This preposterous horn does the job for you and genuinely makes watching a film on the iPad2 easier. Unless, of course, you simply plug in some headphones…