With all the cool electronic gadgets we spout on and on about, sometimes it is nice to go a little more low tech and classic. The Phonofone III by Science + Sons ($195 CAD) is simple and elegant. No wires, no plugs, no sub-woofing bass power. Just your iPhone speaker and the natural wonders of amplification. At the minimum it is a conversation piece. And we all need things on our desk to get people to talk to us more often. Except for Carl from accounting. That guy is weird and we want him to stop coming into our cubicle. This is made in extremely limited quantities, so if you are interested pick one up!
The Phonofone III is an elegantly designed passive amplifier crafted from ceramic and designed explicitly for iPhone. This clever device amplifies the volume emitted from an iPhone internal speaker roughly 4x (approx. 60 decibels).