Huge volume boost if you cup your hand behind the speaker...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HXGuy, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Nothing but logic here but if you cup your hand behind the iPad 2 speaker, the sound is much louder for yourself.

    It's very useful in a quiet environment...for example I'm in bed right now and my wife is sleeping. I was trying to watch a YouTube video and had the volume at 1/16 (just first square lit up)...I could barely hear anything. Cupped my hand behind the speaker so the sound bounced off my palm and towards me and it made it what seems like 4X as loud, but only for me.

    Yes I could use headphone but I don't have any handy. :D
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Been doing this with my iPhone for ages. They even make speaker docks that do nothing but amplify sound like a phonograph horn. Behold the power of the horn.
  3. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    Heh, interesting. And a movie watching dock that does that probably would be useful.

    I didn't think of it because my touch didnt seem to have a specific point.
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Speakers that dont point in the direction of you ears are a pretty poor design. Welcome to iphone/ipod/ipad.

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