Gramophone II

3D-printed Gramohorn II boosts your BoomSound

As part of its "Here's to Creativity" program in the UK, HTC has teamed up with designer Justin Wolter to introduce a new (and very expensive) stereo acoustic amplifier for the HTC One. A follow-up to the monaural iPhone original, the Gramohorn II is a 3D-printed megaphone-for-your-phone, which boosts volume and bass from the HTC One's BoomSound speakers through resonance and amplification. The cradle captures the output from the One's already thunderous output through two gramophone-like chambers, amplifying output without the need for any electronics.

However the Gramohorn doesn't come cheap — you're looking at £999 (around $1600) for a plaster resin build, or £4999 ($8040) in "a selection of milled metals" for the custom-made dock.

Engadget reports that separate cradles can also be used to pair the Gramohorn II with an HTC One Mini or One Max, if that's your thing.

Source: HTC, Gramohorn II; via: Engadget

 
There are 13 comments

tgrant1975 says:

Yeah, Ok. I'm sure those will sell out fast.

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chowdog13 says:

Who the Hell would buy that!??

npco543 says:

The same people who buy those $5000 to $1000 custom smartphones - people with more money than brains.

BldyIdt says:

999GBP or 4999GBP ?! Are there really people willing to spend two or ten times the money they spent for their phones... on amplifiers?

DocToxyn says:

Maybe if I can also drink beer out of it.....nah, still too pricey.

Lol that's crazy... :P

Dan29466 says:

Want! ...and I don't even have a HTC phone.

K White1 says:

That would look great in my home. Unfortunately, $1600 is a tad too expensive for me. Then again, I'm willing to spend that amount on some products, just not smartphone speakers that only work with HTC devices. Outstanding design, though.

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Lmao no thanks. Maybe if it were $100. I'm not paying the same as I would for Glass for something dumb like that.

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dchawk81 says:

$300 or less gets you an actual Bluetooth speaker that works with any phone and not just something you'll get rid of in 2 years.

Sounds like someone bought a 3D printer then pitched an idea to make it pay for itself.

UJ95x says:

+1

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incog21 says:

That looks absolutely ridiculous! No thanks.

DougieDroid says:

Just imagine all the laughs you would get when your friends saw that thing. Imagine how much harder they would laugh when you tell how much it cost.