iBamboo is a custom-designed bamboo stand that amplifies and clarifies the stereo effect created by the iPhone's built-in speaker.
Merging the latest high tech with the simple beauty of nature, iBamboo is a 100% eco-friendly speaker made from a whole length of bamboo. The natural resonance of the bamboo amplifies the sound produced by the iPhone's built-in speaker. The sound waves move in two directions at once, intensifying the stereo effect created by the iPhone.
Bamboo is stronger, more flexible and forgiving than plastic or some metals. A foot-long, whole link of bamboo requires only a few modifications to make it an iPhone-compatible speaker. The top of the bamboo is precision-cut to create an opening that, in concert with the natural construction of bamboo, serves as a fitted dock that fixes the iPhone in place.
iBamboo is a practical and aesthetically pleasing device, with a simple design. It is machined, laser-cut, and then finished by hand, which allows for fast, efficient, eco-friendly production.
It is practically impossible to listen to Classical, Instrumental and Jazz music on the iPhone speaker. The quality is very poor and flat. iBamboo provides the perfect acoustics for this music, emphasizing the full spectrum of the music, and improves the quality of the sound.
Since bamboo is a natural material, no two iBamboos are alike. Every piece has the same functional parameters, but each one is unique in its appearance and beauty. As an added benefit, iBamboo improves the feng-shui of your desk or whatever other place you put it.
Today, the iBamboo is compatible with the iPhone 4 only.
Currently the projected price of an iBamboo unit is between 25-30 US$.
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Music: Chris Hinze/ Tibet impressions Volume II
No. The iBamboo functions only as an electricity-free speaker.
No. As of now the iBamboo is compatible only with the iPhone 4 and 4S.
The iPod touch can be used with the iBamboo. However, it is not recommended. The sound quality is not as good as with the iPhone 4 and it does not sit firmly in place as does the iPhone 4.
Yes. All pledges made outside the US require an additional 15$ to account for shipping and handling costs.
No. You must remove the case to use the iBamboo. The slot is fitted for an iPhone 4/4S with no cases.
It will be available in the future.
You will receive an iBamboo Speaker and bag.
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May 30, 2011 - Jul 9, 2011 (40 days)
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A BIG WARM THANKS!
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Your name and photograph on a Wall of Appreciation at ibamboospeaker.com
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A high-quality, 100%-cotton T-shirt with the attractive iBamboo logo. (Shipping outside of USA? please add $15.00 to your pledge amount)
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One iBamboo speaker and canvas drawstring protective holder, pre-ordered.
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One of just 100 limited-edition iBamboo speakers. This special edition is hand-signed & numbered in person by the artist. (Shipping outside of USA? please add $15.00 to your pledge amount)
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A CD with meditative music, to listen to through your brand new iBamboo speaker, also included. (Shipping outside of USA? please add $15.00 to your pledge amount)
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A contract-free iPhone 4 to go with your iBamboo case. Please specify CDMA (Verizon) or GSM (AT&T) preference. (Shipping outside of USA? please add $15.00 to your pledge amount)