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Low-Tech Lumber Gramophones

Hexaphone iPhone Amp Makes Use of the Raw Natural Accoustics of Wood

— August 2, 2012 — Art & Design
It's refreshing to see cutting-edge and compact gadgets paired with low-tech accessories. Products like the Hexaphone iPhone Amp have the capacity to apparently work magic, considering their lack of electronic components of any sort.

The beautiful wooden piece reminds the modern consumer of the complex and impressive properties of natural materials. The timber grew out of the ground this way on its own, and it incredibly delivers a warmth and clarity in acoustics that could not be better performed by metal.

Pierre Stadelmann designed the Hexaphone iPhone Amp for L'Edito. It's assembled from about seven pieces of rich dark lumber into an open and broadening six-sided prism. Your mp3 player needs simply be slipped into it and the well-crafted chamber will accentuate the sound from the tiny handset speaker.
Trend Themes
1. Natural Material Gadgets - The use of natural materials in gadget design presents opportunities for low-tech accessories that highlight the unique properties and aesthetics of raw materials.
2. Acoustic Amplifiers - The creation of non-electronic acoustic amplifiers like the Hexaphone iPhone Amp shows opportunities for exploring new and creative sound enhancing products that utilize natural sound resonating properties.
3. Compact Audio Accessories - Compact audio accessories, like the Hexaphone iPhone Amp, can offer proximity-based user experiences where their small size allows for easy access and usage in different settings.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Home decor companies can leverage the use of natural materials in gadgets to create unique products that cater to the high-end market that values the aesthetics and functionality of nature-inspired designs.
2. Music Accessories - Music gadget manufacturing companies can explore the creation of non-electronic acoustic amplifiers, like the Hexaphone iPhone Amp, as unique value additions to their music accessory portfolio.
3. Audio Equipment - Audio equipment manufacturers could benefit from the development of more compact audio accessories like the Hexaphone iPhone Amp that enhance sound quality for customers looking for portable alternatives to traditional audio equipment.
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