Other Sellers on Amazon
+ FREE Delivery
Griffin GC10038 AirCurve Acoustic Passive Amplifier for iPhone 4 (Clear)
|Inclusive of all taxes|
- Acoustically amplifies the speaker of your iPhone without batteries, cables or electricity
- Internal engineered waveguide requires no power
- The perfect solution for audio and video conferencing with iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S
- Listen to audio from videos, games and music without headphones
- Holds your iPhone in both landscape and portrait mode
- Insert your own dock cable to charge and sync while listening
AirCurve play makes the speaker of your iPhone 10 decibels louder. No, really and it works without batteries or cables or power adapters or incantations. Just slip your iPhone into AirCurve's rubber dock gasket, and it becomes the perfectly portable audio/video conference phone and self-contained music and video player. Without revealing the secret of the magic, we can tell you that AirCurve is a cleverly engineered acoustic amplifier that collects the sound from the built-in speaker of your iPhone, amplifies it in a coiled waveguide, and projects it out into the room. AirCurve's transparent polycarbonate body lets you appreciate the waveguide's graceful curves, inside, that do all the work. That's some great-sounding mojo.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
Depending on your intended use, this might be great or horrible. If you're an audiophile or intend to make this a primary listening device, you may be disappointed. If you just want something cheap and easy to slightly amplify your iphone speaker and don't want to deal with a cord or batteries, you could be very happy.
The upgrade in volume made a big difference because my needs were in line with what this case delivers. Don't expect more than it can offer, and you'll be as pleased as I am. It won't be "loud" loud, as in entertaining a roomful of people or blasting through ambient noise. But it will give a distinctly welcome boost to an old phone if you want it for personal use. I have seldom paid so little for such a useful upgrade in individual enjoyment.
Embarrassing confession: I did have to ask for help figuring out how to pop the phone in the plastic case. It was so simple, I missed it entirely. Just line it up and push down carefully: it will fit. If you have any doubts, just email the company like I did. The people who run it have that quaint old-fashioned concept of excellent customer service.
I decided on this mostly for use at smoke-outs, and alarm projection.
Now, I could have purchased the car version of this, but I actually wanted to use this in the house for when I'm in the shower and getting ready for work or church. What that means is that I don't need to have an amplifier in each room or have to bobble my "portable" speakers from room to room. Does this really matter? No. I'm not so lazy that I can't carry a couple small speakers. However, some mornings, I need to be more efficient than other mornings. So, I just don't listen to music or books on those mornings. This is smaller than a 300 page book, and just as easy to carry around. This gives me the best of both worlds... efficiency with life in sound.
Well... if you're like me, you love bass. This does not have a good bass sound like my surround sound stereo. However, neither does the built-in speaker on my iPhone. So, if you're wanting something that has thumping bass, this is not the product you want to purchase. Still, this $20 device amplifies the sound better than my $40 computer speakers I had in the kitchen and much, much better roommate's $125 clock radio with iPhone dock... no exaggeration!
This device is rated to amplify sound by 10db. Sound is doubled every 3db. My decibel meter is an app on my phone. So, I can't tell you the accuracy of that rating. However, I can tell you that my "audible perception" is that it increased the volume coming out of my iPhone speaker by at least 3 times.
August 2013---both of my aircurve play's are still operational and functioning well; the adjustable metal bar that I feared would not last, works great on both of my aircurves and I use these on a daily basis with one at home and another in my travel bag, which is just thrown in there with the rest of my items. Top notch quality, would not hesitate to buy again or recommend this product to others! Bumped up review from 4 to 5 stars...