The Sounder is both a genius idea and a labor of love. Created by New York-based designer Howard Fink, the device at first appears to be nothing more than a simple block of wood. The secret to its amplification power comes from the special slot designed to hold your iPad at the perfect angle. When you hit play on your favorite album, sound from the iPad speaker is directed into the horn, an inverted semicircle hollowed out into the Sounder’s base.
And the best part? The Sounder is made from 100 percent reclaimed wood, all of which comes from salvaged 19th century buildings, including some from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk. Check out the project’s Kickstarter page to learn how you can get one.