Artist Christopher Locke makes iPhone speakers from salvaged trumpets.
Selling for $400 apiece, you’d be surprised how good they sound. Check out the video below:
Locke’s “Analog Tele-Phonographer” speakers are made from old trumpets and various machine parts. They don’t use any electricity, of course, relying on the instrument to magnify the sound from an iPod or iPhone’s built-in speakers.
Leander Kahney is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, and author of three books about technology culture: Inside Steve’s Brain, the New York Times bestseller about Steve Jobs; Cult of Mac; and Cult of iPod. Leander has written for Wired, MacWeek, Scientific American, and The Guardian in London. Follow Leander on Twitter @lkahney and Facebook.