CandyShell Amped Case Makes the iPhone 2X Louder, Sans Batteries

screenshot_87Speck’s CandyShell cases have always been pleasing to the eye, but with their new iPhone 5/5S cases, they’re aiming to please the ears, too.

The CandyShell Amped cases have the same dual-layer design as the other CandyShell cases, but with a twist. On the side of the case, there’s something resembling a speaker grille. Why? Because cut into the soft silicone interior layer, there’s a curved horn design that allows sound waves to flow through to that grille, amplifying the sound coming out of your iPhone by over two times. That’s done only using acoustics, too – there’s no extra strain put on your already strained iPhone battery.

The Speck CandyShell Amped cases come in black, blue, and pink, and are selling for $45 each.