There are some things about the iPad that is indisputable:
1. People love it and almost every owner buys a case or cover to help protect it.
2. It has great resale value, so people try to keep it pristine.
3. The built in speaker sucks.
The Apple Smart cover is very popular. Many people have it because it is a neat product and it not very heavy. The thing people don't like about it is that it doesn't cover and protect the back. As a result many people, including myself have purchased a separate cover for the back of the iPad. Apple recently released a new Smart Case that covers the front as well as the back. But what Apple's new Smart Case and the other product fail to address is sound issue that all iPad owners are aware of - the poor sound quality of the speaker.
It is not that the speaker sucks, but rather it sucks that the sound is projected away from your ears. The solution is so simple, that it amazes me that Apple didn't think of it for their own Smart Case. There is a KickStarter project that is looking for backer to help bring to market a fitted hard shell that protects the back of your iPad while amplifying the sound and directing that sound towards the holder instead of towards the floor or away from the listener.
It is a very simple change that quite frankly just makes sense. The hard shell protects the iPad, but also allows the Apple logo to be seen as well (a mistake most vendors forget to provide).
Backers can get this product for $20 which is less expensive than what I paid for my current shell that doesn't correct the sound issue and does not show the Apple logo. There are a limited number of slots available for $15 pledges, so you can save $5 if you act quickly.
This project has just a few days remaining and need more people to back it. If you like it, back it and spread the word so it can come to market. I am a backer. This project will only be funded if it has pledges of $12,250 or more by Monday, September 10, 2012. They are about $9000 short of their goal, so they need about 465 more backers.
Here is the project information. Check out the video available on the project page: http://kck.st/MftJQR
The only fitted hard shell case that acoustically amplifies the sound from your iPad, and fits both the iPad 2 and 3!
What Is The Safe & Sound Case?
Improve Sound Quality
The Safe & Sound Difference:
Where Are We In The Process?
How Kickstarters Will Impact The Project
Thank you for your support!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1808740035/safe-and-sound-sound-amplifying-case-for-ipad-2-an-0
Carl W. Brooks