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The Amplifiear from BiteMyApple is an awesome little accessory that clips onto the corner of your iPad and enhances its sound outcome. It’s specifically moulded to amplify and direct the sound from your iPad’s speaker, and it promises to increase its volume by approximately 10 decibels.

Amplifiear by BiteMyApple
Category: Accessories
Works With: iPads 1-4
Price: $24.99

While the iPad’s speaker couldn’t need enhancing in a peaceful space, add background noise– such as an active street or children playing– and it becomes difficult to hear whatever it’s you are enjoying or playing. However by projecting your iPad’s sound towards you, the Amplifiear is designed to be ‘perfect for these conditions.’

The Amplifiear is available in 6 colors– black, white, red, green, blue, and orange– and is priced at just $24.99. Let us find out whether it’s worth it.

The Good

I was cynical in the beginning, but think it or not, the Amplifiear truly does make a large various to your iPad’s volume.

From the back.

From the back.

Rather than having actually sound originated from the back or the bottom of your gadget, the Amplifiear makes it seem like it’s originating from the front– like it’s being thrown into your face. And this makes it visibly louder.

I found the Amplifiear was excellent for paying attention to songs. I made use of to hook my iPhone approximately an inexpensive wireless speaker dock when food preparation or just before delving into the shower, but that suggested messing around with combining them both and charging batteries. However the iPad with the Amplifiear is plenty loud enough.

It’s likewise terrific for seeing movies or TV shows. When we want the kids to be quiet at meal times, we stick the iPad in front of them with their favored program, and the Amplifiear indicates they not grumble about it being too peaceful.

And it’s actually basic to use– you literally just clip it on– and it’s a little foam sticker inside it that prevents your iPad’s aluminum from getting scratched. The foam sticker labels can be found in different sizes, so the Amplifiear fits all 9.7-inch iPads, with or without a case.

The Bad

The downside to the Amplifiear is that although it makes your iPad louder, it does not improve its sound at all. So you get the exact same quality you always did, simply louder. That’s not constantly a bad thing– the iPad doesn’t have the worst speaker in the world, and improving sound quality is not something we expect from this accessory anyhow.

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Close-up.

But what I am getting at is that in specific cases it’s worth the effort linking to a wireless speaker. In other cases — like viewing films in bed– you still cannot beat a pair of headsets.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that the Amplifiear is not really suitable with the iPad mini, which is a large shame.

The Verdict

The Amplifiear is a fantastic little accessory that does a good task of boosting your iPad’s volume when you require it to be louder. It’s certainly not a replacement for a proper external speaker, however often times it’s a suitable, simpler alternative. And at just $25, it’s nicely priced, too.

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