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Horny Hi-Fi: iPad Gramophone by Restoration Hardware.

Horny Hi-Fi: iPad Gramophone by Restoration Hardware.

Go on, blink again!

Yes, it is an iPad and gramophone horn.

The first point to make about the apparent absurdity of this product by Restoration Hardware is that it is very beautiful. The juxtaposition of the two aesthetics creates a tension that makes it hard to stop staring. The second point is the vivid demonstration of technological progress. It is a bit like staring in disbelief at those early mobile phones that came with their own suitcase for the battery.

The fourth point, and I grant you this is contentious, is that the iPad Gramophone is on the leading edge of design. It is just one of several horn products out there to amplify, by 3-4 times, and without using electricity, the weedy sound from the iPad speakers.

The old ways... are often the best!

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