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The Sounder Stand is made from reclaimed wood and naturally doubles the volume of your iPad/iPhone. Water resistant, Made in the USA!

Order Sounders at www.etsy.com/shop/finkh 

Doubles the Volume of your iPad and iPhone. 100% Reclaimed Wood, Made by Hand, Water Resistant.  No Batteries, No Wires, No Trees Cut Down!

Sounder in the News!

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CNET News- Coney Island Boardwalk Becomes iPad Stand-amplifier 

PR Web- Take Home a Piece of the Famous Coney Island Boardwalk

Earth Techling- The Sounder: A Reclaimed Wood Megaphone For Your iPad

Check out the New York Times article- Coney Island Boardwalk Transforms Into Building Material

What is the Sounder?

The Sounder is an iPad/iPhone stand and natural amplifier that doubles the volume of your iPad.  Place your iPad in the slot: gravity locks it in place.  The wedge shape tilts the iPad back at just the right angle.  When you need your iPad, just pick it up.  There are NO plugs and NO wires

How it works

Sound from the iPad speaker is directed into the horn, this is where the sound waves are amplified megaphone-style, producing room-filling sound.  The volume is more than doubled.  The Sounder is perfect for iTunes, music apps like Pandora or internet radio stations. Finally, you can listen without being tethered, and share your music with friends. 

You can compare it to the human voice box.  iPad speakers are the vocal cords, the narrow slot feeding the horn is the throat.  The horn is the mouth, and the rounded opening the lips.  The Sounder has an uncanny fidelity when projecting the human voice. 

It even works with your iPhone 4/4S

The Sounder is ideal for FaceTime or Skype.  It works with the iPhone 4/4S as well as the iPad; in fact, it amplifies in both directions with the iPhone. 

Use it with your ebook reader

The Sounder is also handy as an ebook reader, whether you're seated at your desk or lying back on the couch. 

Pair a bluetooth keyboard with your iPad in the Sounder, and you have an easy way to enter and edit endless email.

What is Old-Growth Lumber?

Every Sounder is made from wood salvaged from 19th century buildings, the Sounder looks as good as it sounds.  Old-growth lumber from factories, office buildings, and warehouses is reclaimed when the buildings are demolished, and we give it new life with the Sounder.  Some of these trees were two to three hundred years old when they were originally chopped down.

Old-growth lumber is from a forest that has attained great age and has undergone little disturbance. Many of America's historic barns, buildings and residential structures are being torn down to make way for more modern structures and communities. The old-growth wood from these beautiful works of architecture are being taken apart board by board and turned into some of the most sought after building materials today. 

Each Sounder is made by hand,power tools assist in producing the basic shape, then each piece is sanded smooth and finished.  Multiple steps remove scratches and polish the surface until it's ready for you.  A water-resistant finish protects the Sounder in the bathroom, kitchen, desk or nightstand. 

Own a piece of American History

The Coney Island Boardwalk
The Coney Island Boardwalk

Our Coney Island Sounder is made from reclaimed lumber from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk. We are offering these one of a kind Sounders for only $175.00 to the first 50 backers! Own a piece of history today! For the backers who choose, with this special reward ONLY, we are offering to brand your initials to your Sounder!

Where the money will go

I've made close to one hundred Sounders in the process of refining the design. Now it's ready!  A major independent Apple retailer has expressed interest in carrying the Sounder.  I need your help to put the Sounder into production.  The money you pledge will be used to buy reclaimed lumber, lease shop space, purchase tools, and develop manufacturing methods and marketing plans.

Kickstarter Sounders

The Pine Sounder
The Pine Sounder
The Black Sounder
The Black Sounder
Sample of Greenheart used to make a Coney Island Sounder
Sample of Greenheart used to make a Coney Island Sounder

Your pledges make a difference

For every backer the Sounder receives on Kickstarter I will plant one tree! Together we could plant a new forest. 

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    For helping us get this project off the ground, I'll send you the paper airplane model that won time aloft at the Millennium Paper Airplane Contest, made and signed by me. Free shipping to US addresses, please add $10 to ship international.

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    NEW REWARD: June 26 update (EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL) Luckily, wood does grow on trees, and these trees were growing when George Washington was president. Get a Sounder stand made from reclaimed yellow pine lumber in a natural finish. These will retail for $125 if the project gets funded. [Please add $20 for International shipping]

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    TWICE AS NICE: Receive 2 Sounder stands. Get one made from reclaimed yellow pine in the natural clear finish and one in the black finish. (That is a special Kickstarter savings of $124 off the retail prices!)

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    JULY 4th- CONEY ISLAND SPECIAL: In honor of the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest held every year at Coney Island on the 4th of July we are offering our Coney Island Sounder stand at a special price for the first 50 backers! Made from reclaimed lumber from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk, get this LIMITED TIME Kickstarter price Sounder stand today and own a piece of history! (For the backers who choose, we will CUSTOMIZE your Coney Island Sounder with your initials.)

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    A Sounder stand made from lumber reclaimed from the Coney Island Boardwalk: 400 years a Greenheart tree, 50 years a board on the Boardwalk, now a Sounder finished to a high polish.

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    NEW REWARD 7/13- DOUBLE DOG CONEY ISLAND SOUNDER: Receive 2 Coney Island Sounder stands at a special price for the first 50 backers! Made from reclaimed lumber from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk, get this LIMITED TIME Kickstarter price Sounder stand today and own a piece of history! (For the backers who choose, we will CUSTOMIZE your Coney Island Sounder with your initials.)

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    NEW REWARD 7/13- CONEY ISLAND BAKERS DOZEN: Buy 12 Coney Island Sounders and get 1 Free! Receive our beautiful Sounder made from reclaimed wood from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk.

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    NEW REWARD 7/13- JOEY CHESTNUT CONEY ISLAND SOUNDER RETAIL/DISTRIBUTOR SPECIAL: In honor of Joey's amazing feat of eating 68 hot dogs this year at the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest at Coney Island, you will receive 68 Coney Island Sounders in time for the holiday season. (Add $20 for international shipping.)

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