Way to protect the speaker openings

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by spotsphill, May 31, 2012.

  1. spotsphill macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2009
    My father's Samsung Galaxy S2's speakers (both by the ear & the speakerphone) got damaged by steel wool from our workshop. I didn't think it would happen to my iPhone 4S until it did.

    Does anyone know of a good way to cover/protect the speaker openings without losing significant volume?

  2. Ray- macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2012
    That's tough. Everything I've seen intentionally leaves those open. Again, except for the Lifeproof one (I think they ought to start giving me commission for bringing their product up so much - over my own products no less!)

    But short of that, I guess you could MacGyver something up. The sound ports work surprisingly well even when covered. Duct tape is the first thing that came to my mind.
  3. Quantumtorpedo macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010
    In my skin
    Way to protect the speaker openings

    The Griffin Survivor case completely protects all ports and openings on the iPhone. But the majority say that it is too bulky. It depends upon what you wish to do, have a pretty non functional phone, or one that works.
    I for one am very happy with my Griffin, the ultimate protection for my pocket computer, which also happens to be a phone as well.
  4. spotsphill thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2009
    I like to have as small a case (I currently have it caseless) as possible. Thanks for the suggestions though; I'll probably have to go that route.

    Have you guys heard of Liquipel ? I haven't heard much about it other than the videos I've watched, but I figure that if their product can "waterproof" the iPhone's insides, then it would probably coat the speakers and thus keep the steel wool from getting into my phone. Maybe I should give them a call.

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