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The best...electricity-free iPhone speakers

Two of these designs pair the sleek iPhone with a gramophone-style speaker.

Mini Koo
Set an iPhone or iPod in the solid walnut cradle that craftsman Jim Simon created for Koostik, and the wood’s resonance gives the device’s volume a “subtle lift.”
$70, koostik.com
Source: Details

Phonofone III
This gramophone-style iPhone dock “gets our vote” for best-value cordless speaker. The design really boosts a phone’s overall volume, particularly the bass.
$200, scienceandsons.com
Source: Unplggd.com

Analog Tele-Phonographer
Christopher Locke creates his cordless “steampunk-style” iPhone and iPad speakers from found objects. Their sound is
“never tinny.”
From $400, heartlessmachine.com
Source: Details

iSuppli Gramo iPhone Speaker by Ozaki
This dock, when plugged in, will charge an iPhone. But like the other speakers here, it needs no power at all to boost the volume.
$70, ozakiverse.com
Source: Modern Home + Living

MegaPhone
This Italian-made ceramic horn with walnut stand resembles “a minimalist sculpture.” Paired with the right recording, it sounds like a “days-gone-by” Victrola.
$580, enadnis.com
Source: LATimes.com

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