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Mar 17, 2011

These Indestructible Rubber Speakers Amplify Your Earbuds to 80dB

There are plenty of situations which warrant music but aren't exactly conducive to real speakers, vacations and day trips foremost among them. Tembo Trunks, a Kickstarter project conceived by two Australian brothers on holiday in Africa, looks to be the perfect acoustic compromise.

The Trunks are collapsible silicone cones that function as amplifiers for regular iPod earbuds. They fold and stack for easy travel, require no power, and can withstand being run over by a car. Basically you toss 'em in your pack and forget about them until you need 'em.

Flaps on the back of the cones secure earbuds in place—they're designed for Apple's stock buds but presumably work with others as well—and amplify the music the buds are emitting to 80 dB, somewhere between a regular conversation and the racket made by a lawnmower. Maybe not dance party-level boom, but certainly loud enough for a group of people to enjoy.

17 comments:

Chris said...

Wow, I need this for the gym

Evan said...

Wow those are crazy. too bad i just bought a new pair of headphones...

PenDRaGoN said...

nice, and being flexible, they will be more resistent.

You Want, You Lose said...

Skeptical. I'd have to listen to these to believe that they work.

Jay.CA said...

amazing coming from a simple piece of plastic.

Brendan said...

damn thats crazy!

David said...

I must buy these nao! nice post

Biff Tanner said...

If that shit really works how much you think they cost.

CandleintheDark said...

Thats pretty cool

ScottD said...

very cool!

DrQmn1 said...

they don't look so comfy

Lenny said...

they are really nice :)
http://le-nerd.blogspot.com/

elexerdelex said...

are the wires also sturdy enough to survive a week in...

MY BAG?!?!?!

Because my bag has more to endure then most bags...

DDX said...

perfect for a camping trip

Nico De said...

omg such cool shit!!!! need a link!

Inhia said...

greatest creation ever. thanks for sharing.. let me just buy this after my katchup order...

F&S

Stare Dad said...

really looks great