The Soundbox Desk Can Amplify Audio From Your Smartphone

 - Oct 14, 2014
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The Soundbox Desk is an incredible contraption, designed by Korean design and metal art student Jina U, that uses a phonograph-inspired horn to amplify audio played from a smartphone. Amazingly, the contraption doesn't require electricity.

The desk comes with an accompanying chair; both pieces are crafted from acacia wood, copper and steel. The most awesome aspect of the Soundbox Desk is obviously its horn, which is located in a square-shaped cabinet on the right side of the desk. The phonograph-style horn carries sound from its speaker to the front side of the cabinet, somewhat like the pipes that sit beneath your kitchen sink!

This design is truly ingenious, even if the sound quality may not be up to scratch for hardcore audiophiles.

The Soundbox Desk was developed by Jina U's graduate exhibition at the National University of Technology in Seoul.