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AmpJacket by Kubxlab
Category: Cases
Works With: iPhone 4/S/5
Price: $30

There are a few things I really like about Kubxlab’s AmpJacket. It’s soft and squiggly, so it’s kind of fun to enjoy with even when not on the phone. It’s likewise extremely small when you consider exactly what it does– it will even move into a pants pocket. And lastly, there, s the truth that it not just intensifies the sound fro the iPhone’s speaker, however protects that iPhone and even raises it out of the method of spills in the kitchen area.

What It Is

The AmpJacket is a stiffish rubbery jacket for the iPhone which incorporates an acoustic amplifier

The AmpJacket is a stiffish rubbery jacket for the iPhone which includes an acoustic amplifier, a kind of horn speaker which stretches the sound from the phone’s own speaker and makes it louder. Keep in mind that it does not make it better– the iPhone’s speaker will still be tinny when compared to making use of a proper exterior speaker– however it does make it considerably louder.

This is the speaker section.

In concept, you could leave the jacket on at all times: you’ve access to the headphone port, the volume and mute switches and the Lightning hole. You can even make use of the camera and flash.

The Good

The case works. Unless you are a teenager who loves to play tinny songs from her cellular phone all day long, you most likely will not wish to utilize this for prolonged listening. But if you don’t care for particularly high fidelity, then the sound boost from the AmpJacket is most welcome.

It comes into its own throughout podcasts, though. I listen to podcasts when I am out and about, however also at home when I clean the meals. In the latter case I typically fire up whichever Bluetooth speaker I am testing this week and use that– the iPhone’s speaker simply is not loud enough to hear over the splashing I make when doing the dishes.

All holes can quickly be reached.

The AmpJacket fixes this, and as the voice quality of podcasts isn, t usually too high anyhow, the absence of a Jambox is not truly an issue.

The case likewise provides protection. I ‘d in fact consider taking this case on a bike journey. It’s not rugged, but it’s easy to grip with gloved hands, and offers some security against knocks. And the extra volume provided by the amplifier suggests I’ll not miss a call when the speaker is stifled inside my handlebar bag. I suspect it might likewise be an advantage for hearing website traffic directions too, but I don’t use those frequently enough to have actually tested it.

There’s likewise one other cool feature: a hole.

There’s also another cool attribute: a hole. There’s a tiny hole at the bottom edge made for a wrist strap. Normally you wouldn’t see me dead utilizing one of these, but it makes a rather handy way to hang the iPhone over the sink while I work, or anywhere else for that issue.

The Bad

I am struggling to discover anything bad about this case. It even makes Siri much easier to make use of. So I’ll not write anything bad. After all, just since we’ve a “The Bad” section, does not imply we’ve to fill it, right? Unless by “fill” you indicate “include in a conversation of filling out the review so it still looks great on the page.” Not that I ‘d do that.

The Verdict

Light, hard, flexible, cool-looking, available in a rainbow of not-quite-garish colors and able to do its task simply fine, there’s a lot to like about the AmpJacket. It even turns your iPhone into a miniature see-saw (teeter-totter) for pet chicks (see picture), which is a bonus not discussed anywhere in the FAQ.

In a world where a branded iPhone skin can cost the exact same amount as this $30 utilicase, you ‘d be a fool if you did not at least consider it.