This iPad cover incorporates a Bluetooth speaker for improved sound


The one thing I don’t like about my iPad mini, and this is true of every iPad I’ve owned, is the wimpy sound from wimpy, back-facing speakers.  I’ve tried various methods of increasing the sound, but I usually just cup my hand around the bottom of the iPad to redirect the sound toward me.  Bluetooth speakers are great, but I don’t always have one at hand.  With the soundPad cover from Atoll, I’d always have a Bluetooth speaker with me – protecting my iPad screen.  This product is currently seeking funding on indiegogo, so it doesn’t exist yet.  If funding goals are met, these silicone covers will have magnets to sleep/wake the iPad, and it will fold back to form a 5W Bluetooth speaker that reproduces 180-20,000Hz sound.  Atoll says they solved the problem of good sound in such a small package by “creating speakers with mini-magnets, having one resonance chamber per audio channel, and pairing each audio channel with mini sub-woofer and tweeter.  The final result is an audio system with a unique 4-speaker configuration – 2 pairs of speakers – for a fully immersive, uniquely balanced experience.”

There are 53 days left in the funding period, and there are still early-bird special pledges left; you can get a soundPad to fit an iPad Air, iPad mini, or iPad Classic for as little as $109.

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

2 comments… add one

  • John Peterson December 17, 2013, 4:51 pm

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  • Victoria Rose December 19, 2013, 5:54 pm

    The soundPad is a very interesting idea.

    But Atoll’s video is not very helpful. We have to watch scenes unrelated to the device, whilst the soundPad is only seen as 3D concept animation. It would be much more helpful to see and hear the soundPad with a live person demonstrating it.


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