Product Design


Client: Amplifiear 2012

The Amplifiear was crowd funded on Kickstarter receiving 456% of the funding goal.  The Product and packaging were both made in America.

The Amplifiear simply clips onto the corner of the new iPad or iPad 2 and reflects and projects the sound coming from the speaker forwards towards the user. Using the Amplifiear, the higher frequencies especially, receive a considerable boost. This will allow us to hear the crispness of a snare drum on our favorite track. This type of sound is often mottled or even completely lost as the sound from the speaker points away from you. With the Amplifiear’s clean lines and simple geometry, it looks like it belongs on an Apple product. With its asymmetrical position, it is reminiscent of a cartoon speech bubble and gives our device a bit of a personality. The Amplifiear fits iPad 2 , the New iPad (3rd gen)and with the Apple Smart Case.

Video: Directed by Evan Clabots, Production and Editing by Jonah Bleicher, Music and Sound by Dave Yang.

Work done at Nonlinear Studio.

Increases the volume of your iPad up to +10 dB

The speaker on the iPad works if you are in a quiet room.  But when are we ever in silence?  We are constantly competing with background noise, from street noise to the sound of your children playing.  The Amplifiear is perfect for these conditions.  It directionally amplifies and projects the sound coming from the speaker forward towards the user and clarifies the dialogue in movies that is often drowned out by background noise.

Customized Fit

Because different iPad models and cases vary in thickness, the product comes with three different EVA foam pads.  The foam pad not only helps your Amplifiear better fit your iPad, it also protects the back of your iPad from scratches.