iPod Speaker: The Phonofone II

Not for the light of wallet.

Not for the light of wallet.

Modeled after the gramophone and designed by Tristan Zimmerman, Science & Sons has released a speaker that doesn’t require batteries or a power cord.  It is made entirely out of ceramic and works by passively amplifying the audio from your portable music device’s headphones to volumes up to 55 decibels (which is the equivalent of a normal conversation).  Probably the most elegantly designed iPod speaker I’ve seen, but the price makes the Phonofone II prohibitive.  There is a black version as well, but it is limited to 200 pieces and will run you $600.  White, on the other hand, will only cost you $500.  Time to pawn off your kidney.  More pictures, including the limited black version and a diagram of how it works, as well as where you can burn your money, after the fold.

Plug in your iPod

"Plug" in your iPod

Side view

Side view

$100 paint job

$100 paint job

How it Works

How it Works

If you’re thinking about making your pocket a little lighter, check out Charles and Marie.  If you want the black one, here’s the Charles and Marie link for the splurge.

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One Response to “iPod Speaker: The Phonofone II”

  1. alexa Says:

    i like this

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