Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Howard Fink and Jim McNally have found a way to double the sound output of your iPad—naturally.
The co-founders of Sounder Industries have developed a new product called the Sounder Natural Amplifier. It is an all-natural product—a carved piece of wood made from old-growth lumber. The Sounder amplifies the iPad’s sound through its unique design and doesn’t require any wires or electrical connections. It works by directing the sound from the iPad to a horn shaped opening that, when combined with a hard suface such as desktop or table, creates a megaphone type effect.
“We reclaim old-growth lumber from factories, office buildings and warehouses when the buildings are demolished, and we give it new life with the Sounder,” Fink said. “Some of these trees were 200-300 years old when they were originally chopped down.” Among the wood used for the Sounder are boards from New York’s famed Coney Island boardwalk.
Using reclaimed wood became popular in the 1980s and has become sought after by people seeking a more traditional look.
The use of reclaimed wood is both eco-friendly and popular because of the unique characteristics of the wood, Fink said.
“We like the idea of using reclaimed wood, and we are doing what we can for the environment,” McNally said. “The quality is much better in this wood, and it is more stable than newly cut lumber.”
With the Sounder, no two pieces are the same. Each is made by hand to ensure it has the perfect shape and a smooth finish.
Planting A Tree For Each Sounder
The Sounder is currently available on the popular Kickstarter website at http://bit.ly/SounderKS.
For each pledge that McNally and Fink get on Kickstarter, Sounder Industries will plant one tree through arborday.org.