This Kickstarter project is for the person who is willing to sacrifice their iPad’s sleekness for more sound. The ORA: Ultimate Sound System for iPad case has eight built-in speakers, powered by their own battery so they don’t drain the iPad, that the designers say will deliver up to five times the iPad’s volume without distortion or loss of clarity. They’re stereo speakers, and they automatically adjust to portrait or landscape mode. The case being funded is only compatible with the iPad 2 and the new iPad without the Lightning connector. It adds 13-14 ounces to the weight of the iPad (depending on the model), and it measures about 9.25″ X 11.4″ X 0.7″, so it’s a handful with the iPad inside. It even has an optional cover that converts into a stand. At the time of writing, they have only about $14,500 of the $450,000 needed, but there are still 40 days left in the funding period. You can get an ORA case without cover as low as $99, or an ORA plus cover for $129, or a limited edition version plus cover for $149, if you snag one of the early-bird pledges.
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