About this project
Young&FreeSC - "It's not bulky. It's not obnoxious. It's an iPhone users dream come true"
Mashable - "It's a similar effect to cupping a hand around your ear to direct sound toward you"
RedmondPie - "The iPlifier is probably the simplest audio related accessory we’ve seen for the iPhone"
iPhoneLife - "I backed it myself, so I'm putting my money where my blog is!"
iPhoneRumors - "This small gadget solves this problem by attaching itself to the Lighting port and then helping to direct the sound towards you"
app4phone.fr - "The iPlifier is amplified sound for your iPhone 5 . You guessed it, it can redirect the sound from the speaker on your phone and amplified" (Google translate)
Introducing the iPlifier. An accessory for your iPhone 5 that amplify your iPhone's sound. The iPlifier works in both quiet and loud environments and creates a better experience while you listen to your music, watch videos or play games.
What Is The iPlifier?
As one of the 50 million + owners of the iPhone 5 I am sure you have noticed that since the speaker is located at the bottom of the device and directed perpendicular to you, which makes it difficult to hear in loud environments. You probably find yourself cupping your hands over the speaker in order to hear clearly. Another problem is the speaker being blocked unintentionally while playing games.
It Just Works!
iPlifier solves this problem instantly. It connects to your Lightning port and directs the sound towards you, amplifying it and enhancing your listening experience of music, movies, games etc'
Just like with when you use your hand, the amplifying affect is more pronounced in louder environments since "noise pollution" is greater.
Many different prototype have been made before the the most effective design was finalized and patented (pending).
iPlifier Works Great With Or Without A Case
I have tried the iPlifier with several cases and it fit all of them perfectly. Unless you got the LunaTik TakTik, you will be able to use the iPlifier with your iPhone 5 in the case.
I Don't Want To Lose It!
Done listening? Need to charge? Don't worry, you ain't going to lose your little new friend. Simply attach it to your key-chain with a Swivel Clasp (included).
Where The Money Will Go:
To mass produce the iPlifier I need an injection mold. By backing us, you will help me finance the mold as well as adding optional colors to the iPlifier.
Why Isn't The iPlifier Cheaper?
The cost of manufacturing an accessory like the iPlifier for iPhone comes down to 3 things: how many you manufacture, how fast and where. For a project like this, I want to fulfill the rewards as fast as possible and the quantities I will manufacture are relatively small. The iPlifier will be made using high-end materials you've come to expect from iPhone accessories. So even if it could be a couple of dollars cheaper, I don't think the difference is worth compromising quality, delivery time, etc. and I hope you'll agree!
Risks and challenges
The iPlifier design phase is completed and all is left is to make this bad-boy and ship it to you. I already have quotes for creating the injection mold and producing the iPlifier, so I do not anticipate any major problems there.
My plan is to order the injection mold as soon as the project hits its goal and hopefully be done with the trail runs even before the project is over. This way, I can start sending surveys the day after the project ends and with enough responsiveness and love, the iPlifier can be on its way to you within two weeks of project's success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
If you pledge for 1 iPlifier, there is no difference. It is $8 in both rewards.
If you want 2 or more iPlifier, the ACCOUNTANT REWARD offers a discount as you will pay for shipping only once.
Please note - shipping cost is $3 worldwide which includes North America as well.
If the speaker is covered, the speaker sound may not be heard by you. Since we all place the iPhone either on its face or back, the only space which is always uncovered is the side of the device.
While the Lightning connector is the same on both devices, the position of the speaker is slightly different. Thou the iPlifier will still have a positive effect on the sound of the iPod Touch, it will not be as substantial as with the iPhone 5.
The iPlifier will come in Black and White to fit the normal iPhone color as well as Kickstarter Green for the Kickstarter Fan Reward.
Additional color - Pink, Blue and Orange will be available as well.
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