BONE Horn Stand for iPhone Review: Boosts Sound & Saves Battery
Bone Horn Stand is a portable ‘speaker’ for iPhone 4. The silicon horn stand uses an old school, passive, technique to amplify the capability of your iPhone speaker. It requires no power…talk about old school. This novel device is incredible; music sounds bigger, louder, clearer, and more directed. You won’t believe that such a high quality tune is coming out of your iPhone.
The Bone Horn speaker stand is silicon, making it portable and durable. iPhone sits in a slot that directs the speaker audio through a tube and out of a horn. It works much like an old gramophone player. The slot your phone slides into is about an inch deep; it covers your iPhone up to the bottom of the screen. There is a button overlay for your home button. On the underside there is a cutout for the sync/charge cable and a cutout for the microphone. When iPhone is sitting in the Bone Horn Stand it can be propped up in a vertical or horizontal viewing position. The iPhone charging cable will not interfere with the mount. Because the slot is silicon, it can expand to accommodate some iPhone cases, and even older iPhones. Bone Horn stand can fit an iPhone 4 with a bumper case, but anything bulkier and the home button overlay won’t line up. It will also fit any iPhone, but there is a catch. Apple switched the speaker location on iPhone 4 (moved left to right) so to use other iPhones you have to flip iPhone so it’s facing the opposite direction.
Bone Horn Stand adds 13 decibels of sound to your iPhone. While sitting in a quiet work space I generally play my iPhone music at 3 or 4 volume notches, with this magic horn I listen to my music at just one notch (and sometimes it was almost too loud!). Not only is the horn not using my battery, it’s saving it! It really brings out the quality of your iPhone 4 speaker. It’s a lot clearer and richer then you would give it credit for.
Bone Horn Stand is currently available from CyberGuys.com and costs $24.95. There are few different colors to choose from: black, white, light brown, and green. The price is very reasonable considering everything Bone Horn Stand has to offer. It props up your iPhone in landscape and portrait mode, it can charge your phone while doing so, it enriches your music and makes it louder, and it saves you battery in the long run. Note: People tend to notice when you have a horn coming out of your phone, so be prepared to tell them where you got it from and how much it costs.
The Good: Boosts audio volume, saves battery, music sounds better with it, it’s portable and durable, accommodates a charging cable, looks cool.
The Bad: Could accommodate thicker cases.