This Portable Amplifier for Smartphones Resembles a Vintage Radio Speaker

By: David Ingram - Nov 20, 2015
References: kickstarter & homecrux
Rotterdam-based designer Vlad Butucariu has made this portable amplifier that enhances the sound of an iPhone without the use of any electrical components.

The 'Amplio' is constructed from natural bamboo wood in the style of classic radios. The retro-inspired sound amplifier is purposely made to use not wires or batteries, and instead uses a compact acoustic chamber that increases the sound of a phone and adds a stereo-like effect. The chamber connects to a universal dock that is also able to house all types of smartphones currently on the market.

The retro style and elegant bamboo construction of this portable device makes it not only recyclable and sustainable, but also highly decorative in whatever space it inhabits.