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Griffin pitches out-loud music without wires - or speakers

iPhone dock and stereo that doesn't have a speaker or power source

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Griffin has created an iPhone docking station that’ll have Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison rotating in their graves, because it plays music without speakers and doesn’t require electricity.

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Griffin's AirCurve: no speaker, no batteries, but - somehow - sound

The translucent polycarbonate AirCurve is described as a “breakthrough acoustic amplifier dock”. It works by collecting and amplifying sound from the iPhone’s own speaker, and then blasting it out across a room with a quality that Griffin claimed is akin to a pair of desktop speakers.

A “coiled waveguide” also does away with the need for any power source.

Concerned the output might be a little on the light side? Griffin reckons the AirCurve’s sound amplification is sufficient to get you up in the morning. It's touting the iPhone and accessory as a combo alarm clock.

One drawback: if you want to charge your iPhone when it’s docked, then you’ll have to connect an additional Griffin Dock Connector Cable – which is sold separately.

The Griffin AirCurve is available now online for $20 (£9/€12).

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