EcoMade, a company specialized in designing and producing green-building materials, recently went into the business of manufacturing portable iPhone speakers out of recycled paper. The headquarters for this operation is Los Angeles, where both the concept and the first prototypes came into being.
As reports released by manufacturers indicate, the speakers succeeded in passing white noise and solid tone tests with flying colors.
Known as eco-amps, these devices work pretty much in the same way as your grandparents' gramophones did: the fibers-made
horn amplifies the sound waves coming from the single point source.
As well as this, they seem to be quite efficient, seeing how they are able to bring sounds up to a level of 30 dB. This means that they can easily satisfy the needs of music junkies whilst at the same time causing virtually no damage to the environment.
However, eco-amps are most likely to attract buyers not because of their green attributes, but because they are extremely user-friendly.
According to ecofriend.com
, the advantages of owning such devices include their being very easy to assemble, disassemble or reassemble – as will or necessity dictate –, the fact that they are battery-free and, since there is no need for a wire, they can be stored or carried around with as little efforts as possible.
People who wish to purchase these green amplifiers will find themselves having to let go of a staggering $7.99 (roughly €6.3), but manufacturers are confident that consumers can be persuaded to buy them.
Although not very popular for the time being, it is quite likely that such speakers will soon start to grow on the general public, especially given the fact that more and more individuals are looking into ways of carrying on with their usual routine while at the same time making sure that they somehow contribute to helping the environment.